PlanBook.com – Organizing My Lessons Efficiently
Jan25

PlanBook.com – Organizing My Lessons Efficiently

When I teach classes or workshops on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom, I continually reference Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition), found at http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.  I emphasize to music educators that when integrating technology into the music classroom, you can begin by getting your feet wet, or substitution, as opposed to diving...

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Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)
Jan01

Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)

  This is the landing post for the materials (mostly iPad Music Education apps) that I discussed at the Cobb County School District In-service day on July 30.   Most of the links will take you directly to the iPad (iOS) apps that I discussed.  In many instances, these apps will cost under $5.00 U.S.; but, for most of you, the app itself is more than worth the money you will spend for it.   Although, I didn’t get to cover...

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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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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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Recorder Lesson with Book Creator App
Oct21

Recorder Lesson with Book Creator App

This week my third graders began creating a book using the iPads and Red Jumper’s app “Book Creator.” The purpose of this project is for the students to begin creating a book that they will add to all year. They are creating it for next year’s third graders so that they can have it as a great resource for music class. The Set Up of the Lesson: To set up this lesson, I took the four iPads in the room and opened...

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