Post Series Highlight: Amy Burns on iPads in General Music Education
Aug01

Post Series Highlight: Amy Burns on iPads in General Music Education

I’d like to take a moment (and a post) to highlight a number of recent, and fantastic, articles on MusTech.Net authored by Amy M. Burns.  Amy is at the forefront of elementary music education and using technology in the general music education classroom – I dare say (and with all honesty) -at the top of the field and THE emerging authority on iPad in Elementary Music.  If you are looking for ideas about how to integrate...

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Cool Things From TMEA/TI:ME 2013 ~ Post One: MusicFirst -Amazing Products/Amazing Pricing
Feb17

Cool Things From TMEA/TI:ME 2013 ~ Post One: MusicFirst -Amazing Products/Amazing Pricing

It’s always great for me to get away and be a part of the many clinics and conferences in the U.S.   My recent visit to San Antonio and the 2013 TI:ME and Texas Music Educators Association Conferences this February was both refreshing and full of exploration.  If you haven’t ever had the chance to visit a state, regional or national conference, I very much encourage you to invest the time; you will not regret it! The next...

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The iPad in the Music Classroom: Useful Tool or Expensive Toy?
Oct22

The iPad in the Music Classroom: Useful Tool or Expensive Toy?

Let me preface this post by stating that I have never taught in the K-12 music classroom with iPads and that I am not trying to be inflammatory by asking this question.  As much as I love the device for my own personal use and music making, I simply do not know the answer to the question I’ve posed above.  I don’t fall on either side or even in the middle; I’m simply baffled.  It is my sincere hope that many readers...

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Using Netflix And Legal Movie Streaming In The Classroom
Feb23

Using Netflix And Legal Movie Streaming In The Classroom

I recently purchased the Netflix service for use in my home via computer streaming and my Xbox 360.   One of the real “world shakers” of television programming is rapidly approaching our present timeline…that of the self-programmed television lineup.   For many, it’s virtually here already…  think hulu.com and all of the other network affiliates that allow the viewer some type of free access to their...

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Should We Utilize Technology in the Music Classrooms?  Questions to Ask First.
Feb20

Should We Utilize Technology in the Music Classrooms? Questions to Ask First.

Today, there is a lot of emphasis to utilize and incorporate “technology” into every classroom and integrate it into the daily instruction regardless of the academic subject. Incorporating technology into either the music or the “arts” classrooms is seemingly not as straightforward as some of the other academic subjects, but regardless of the academic subject, the criteria and justification(s) for incorporating...

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