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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The September Music Education Blog Carnival is Here!
Sep01

The September Music Education Blog Carnival is Here!

Welcome! This blog carnival is a collection of blogs from music educators found around the world that submitted them over this past month. This month’s blog carnival is a wonderfully eclectic collection of posts that range from ideas and items for your music classroom, to temporarily leaving the classroom to pursue doctoral work in music education, to how music can respond to current events. I appreciate all of the contributors to the...

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Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom
May04

Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

Recently, an alumni from our school who is now a successful young entrepreneur, stated to the students in grades three and up that one of the important skills that should be taught in schools is coding. A primary school teacher at our school received an email from a parent to let her know that his child is now using http://scratch.mit.edu/ and this child is successfully coding. In a recent faculty meeting, we were introduced to...

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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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