Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)
Jan01

Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)

  This is the landing post for the materials (mostly iPad Music Education apps) that I discussed at the Cobb County School District In-service day on July 30.   Most of the links will take you directly to the iPad (iOS) apps that I discussed.  In many instances, these apps will cost under $5.00 U.S.; but, for most of you, the app itself is more than worth the money you will spend for it.   Although, I didn’t get to cover...

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NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”
Oct31

NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

This week, most of my friends who are music educators attended the NAfME conference in Nashville, titled The Learning, The Performing: The Inspiring. From the tweets, it looked like it was a successful conference. Next year, NAfME’s conference is titled Empower Creativity with emphases on STEAM and 21st Century Learning Skills. This is very coincidental as this week, I presented at the New Jersey Association for Independent...

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MTEC Conference: Day Two
Oct04

MTEC Conference: Day Two

Day two of the MTEC conference began with my keynote address titled, “How Technology is Transforming the Way We Teach Music in the Elementary Classroom.” Though this keynote had an elementary focus, it addressed all of the music educators in the audience because it showed how technology could be used as an effective tool in any music classroom. The keynote showcased the wonderful music examples from my students at FHCDS. I showed how...

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Back To School Night for an Elementary Music Educator
Sep18

Back To School Night for an Elementary Music Educator

Once school begins, Back-To-School night soon follows. Many music educators are asked to participate in one way or another. When asked, there are numerous ideas that could be done on Back-To-School Night that could highlight the elementary music program. Here are some: Slideshow: By using iPhoto, you can place all of your photos and videos from your music classes into a folder and click on the “Slideshow” button. iPhoto...

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Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads!
Aug29

Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads!

I am thrilled to see my second free iBook in the “Help! Series of music technology for elementary music educators” is now available through iTunes. This second installment is titled Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! This free resource includes the logistics of the iPad, from projecting it wirelessly to a screen to setting up guided access with a passcode so that your students cannot close out...

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Handouts and Materials from Recent Conferences/Workshops
Mar01

Handouts and Materials from Recent Conferences/Workshops

The month of February was a very busy one as it is a popular month for conferences and professional development days. I had the pleasure of working with amazing music educators in NJ and NY and was thrilled to present at the Technology for Music Education/Texas Music Educators Association (TI:ME/TMEA) conference and the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) conference. For the workshops, I presented on SMART Boards in the...

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