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iPads in the Elementary Music Room – Creating Music, Reading Notes and Rhythms, and Virtual/Acoustic Ensembles

| July 16, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary Music Room – Creating Music, Reading Notes and Rhythms, and Virtual/Acoustic Ensembles

Today was our course’s “long day.” This meant that we had our usual morning class time of 8:00-12:30; however, we also had our nighttime class from 7:00-9:30. I felt for the participants today as I went through the same course load when I worked on my Masters at CCSU and it can be an exhausting day. […]

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iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom – Teacher Tools

| July 14, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom – Teacher Tools

There are numerous apps that can be used by elementary music teachers as teacher tools for organization, assessment, and more. Some of the apps that were demonstrated in class today were Reflector, iDoceo, Planbook, Class Dojo, Freeze Dance, and Photon EDU. Reflector: For $12.99, you can easily mirror your iPad to your screen as long as […]

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iPads in the Elementary General Music Classroom – Part 1

| July 14, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary General Music Classroom – Part 1

During the month of June, I took a hiatus from blogging so that I could do some fun things and perform professional development. The fun things were: Watching my daughter graduate PreK. Watching her win the “Symphony” award. :) Taking both my girls to great places like the beaches and zoos.   The professional development opportunities […]

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Bands of America, Music for All Summer Symposium Tech. Sessions

| June 24, 2014 | Reply
Bands of America, Music for All Summer Symposium Tech. Sessions

I’m excited to be at Ball State University and the Music for All Summer Symposium for the third year as a faculty member of the Middle School Band Directors Track.   I will be posting the materials from all of my sessions at MusTech.Net. This year my sessions focus on: Google Docs (Forms and Data) […]

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Recap: NJMEA PreK Music Webinar

| June 1, 2014 | Reply
Recap: NJMEA PreK Music Webinar

    On Friday, May 30, I held a first-ever NJMEA PreK Music Webinar. Last summer, NJMEA President Joe Jacobs asked me to join the board of NJMEA as the Early Childhood Music Chair. I was honored and thrilled to be asked. My first goal was to give more opportunities for professional development for early […]

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STEAM Lesson: Part 2

| May 26, 2014 | Reply
STEAM Lesson: Part 2

Recently, I wrote a post titled “STEAM Lesson Part 1″, which detailed the beginning of a unit that the science teacher and I were creating. In that post, I described a lesson which the third graders used markers, beakers, and water to perform one of their recorder songs that utilizes the notes B, A, and […]

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Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

| May 14, 2014 | Reply
Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

As I count down our final six performances before the last day of school, I am reminded of the question that Joe posted on the Music Teachers Facebook Group: “How are you going to both relax and keep music in focus over the coming summer?” This is an excellent question because relaxing should be a […]

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