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Gems From My VFCC Multimedia Course: Day 2

| July 16, 2013 | Reply
Gems From My VFCC Multimedia Course: Day 2

Below are some quick links to/about the software discussed in today’s VFCC course, Multimedia Authoring: Pixlr (Amazing Graphic Editing): Simple Version (Online) Express (My recommendation for single image editing) Advanced (Includes layers and transparency options) Picasa (Great local-based image editing and image management software): Picasa Dropbox (perfect for file sharing and group sharing): Dropbox

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Gems From My VFCC Multimedia Course: Day 1

| July 15, 2013 | 1 Reply
Gems From My VFCC Multimedia Course: Day 1

Below are some quick links of the software and tips discussed in today’s VFCC course, Multimedia Authoring: Reflector App: The perfect app to show your iOS device on any Mac or PC http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/ Share your computer screen from anywhere to a MAC or Windows Machine: join.me Importing Media/Photos from the iPhone to a MAC: iPhoto […]

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Day 4: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

| July 11, 2013 | Reply
Day 4: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

Curriculum On Thursday, we explored a variety of curriculum, methodologies, and philosophies for elementary music educators and showed how technology can be integrated into them. Through composition, assessments, students’ musical creations, and more, it was great to see and experience how technology can be integrated into any elementary music curriculum. We also explored the first […]

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Day 3: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

| July 11, 2013 | Reply
Day 3: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

iPads and Social Media Wednesday’s class involved working with iPads and seeing the advantages of social media for elementary music educators. Each music educator in the class received (on loan) an iPad that had numerous music apps that I use in my classroom. We explored a variety of the apps and discussed how to utilize […]

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Day 2: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

| July 9, 2013 | Reply
Day 2: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

Morning Class: Digital Audio Today, we utilized Audacity and GarageBand in our morning class. We used Audacity to remove vocals from a pop song, we slowed the tempo and changed the key of a recorder song, and we created a medley. We also went over how to export the file and import it into iTunes […]

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Day 1: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

| July 8, 2013 | 2 Replies
Day 1: Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

Integration and Websites It was a great beginning to my course at CCSU teaching “Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom” as we explored the concept of integration and websites that could easily be utilized in the elementary general music classroom. We explored the “how” of integrating technology through Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s “Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition – […]

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My Week at CCSU Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

| July 8, 2013 | Reply
My Week at CCSU Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

This week I am at Central Connecticut State University’s Summer Music Institute teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom. I taught this course in 2009 and 2010. Since then, techn ology and education have changed tremendously that I revamped a good portion of this course. I am very excited to teach the course this […]

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