The First Five Things You Should Do When Your District Hands You A Device for 1:1 Initiative: Advice For The Angry or Fearful
Mar21

The First Five Things You Should Do When Your District Hands You A Device for 1:1 Initiative: Advice For The Angry or Fearful

For some of us, a 1:1 initiative is exciting. For others, it is scary and overwhelming. Often our reaction to being scared and overwhelmed can be sadness, despair, anxiety, or anger. If this is true for you, here’s are my suggestions for the first five things you should do with your new device. #1: Do nothing. That’s right, put the darn thing on a shelf for a few days or a week. Be defiant. Don’t even turn it on. Look at it...

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Cobb County Workshop About iPads And Music
Feb06

Cobb County Workshop About iPads And Music

Amy Burns and I will be presenting a day-long workshop on Saturday, February 7th in Cobb County Georgia. This workshop focuses on iPad usage in the Elementary and Middle-school classrooms. We will be posting materials from the workshop directly after the clinic concludes on this page including handouts, software reviewed and more. In the mean-time, check out Amy’s new e-book: Help! I Am Elementary Teacher With One Or More iPads!...

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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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