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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Music – So Much More Than Notation
Jan26

Music – So Much More Than Notation

As a Music Technology specialist, I often get questions from educators looking to start a Music Tech program in their school. One of the most common inquiries is about notation software, i.e. which engraving product do I use to teach Music Tech – Sibelius, Finale, Notion, Noteflight etc.? I love all those products and I use them in my personal composing and arranging, but teachers are always surprised that I deflect their...

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Bands of America, Music for All Summer Symposium Tech. Sessions
Jun24

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) Padlet Spotify YouTube Channels iPad Apps for Music Two-track Recordings Copyright Social Media Pinterest Websites (Wix) I’ll...

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Online Music Courses Now Available at MusicEdTech.Net
Mar03

Online Music Courses Now Available at MusicEdTech.Net

A number of my good friends are offering a selection of AMAZING, online, Music Ed/Tech courses this summer and throughout the year.   I encourage you all to check them out and consider learning with these, truly, expert teachers.   Barb, Amy, & Katie are among the finest music educators that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.   You can find our more about their courses at Barb’s Music Education Website:...

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Time to meet the kids
Aug15

Time to meet the kids

    The first day of school is fast approaching for many of us.  Many teachers have been getting very active on the Music Teachers’ Facebook page and trading for ideas on what to teach their students as the new school year gets off to a start.  It’s exciting to see so many people who are eager about getting started.  If you’re not a member of the Facebook group yet, please join. So what are you going to be...

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