I have become enamoured with netvibes and pageflakes. They are enabling me to check all of my email accounts (I have eight, I use constantly), and keep track of all the RSS feeds that are important to me in one place, using one interface. Don’t know what RSS is? Click here to find out.
I have made two RSS sites, using netvibes and pageflakes, that may be of interest to the readers of mustech.net. Both of these sites are compiled RSS feeds that I have found to be particularly interesting and active. All of these sites are written by bloggers focusing on the topics of Music, Education and Technology.
Go to http://pageflakes.com/mustech to find the compiled list of Music, Technology and Education feeds.
If you have a pageflakes account or register for one, make your own “pageflake” from the above links using this template: Template Link. This will allow you to add all the a sites into your own template so that you can add to it or delete from it.
Use this link go to the netvibes music and technology rss sites.
(I’ve been waiting for them to officially list it as a tab, providing an easier to read URL)
The sites currently listed with the above pageflakes and netvibes links are as follows:
- Jason Heath’s Double Bass Blog
- About Music Education
- Miikka Salavuo
- A Guitar Teacher’s Lesson Notebook
- Catalysts & Connections – Evan Tobias
- The Digital Music Educator
- Suite101: Music Education (general) articles
- Making Music Matters!
- Music Technology in Education
- Music Education Magic
- Podcasts from Mustech.net!
In addition, there is much more to be done with these types of sites including:
- Tracking Stocks
- Adding Calculators, ToDo lists, and Notepads
- Find Videos and Music
- Track and Watch Television Shows
- Read Comics, Play games
- Integrate calendars and add events
- And much more! Check the “ADD Flakes” or “ADD Content” links on each site
If you have a site that you would like me to consider adding to the above templates or to the online aggregator http://musicednews.com, please let me know.
Musicednews.commakes it easy to add varying, current and informative articles about current music, education and technology to any site. Simply add it to your blog or site by using the following url: http://musicednews.com/feed It’s a standard RSS 2.0 feed.
[tags]music, technology, education, music education, netvibes, pageflakes, rss[/tags]
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.