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The following is a very exciting announcement from the MusicPLN.org (The Music Educators Professional Learning Network -MPLN). The MPLN is a freely available Website for Music Educators and Pre-Service Music Educators. The MPLN is free to join, but you MUST be a member to view and participate in the amazing ongoing discussions there… Consider signing up today and view 1000s of posts in our groups and forums.
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We are very excited to announce that the MusicPLN site has gone mobile! There has been a new mobile developed for our site and is available for the iPhone and Android style smart phones. This mobile site will make the most-used parts of the MPLN more easy to utilize in the smaller platforms.
In addition for the iPhone, you may easily add a shortcut button to your “desktop/home screen” by following a few simple instructions (this may work on the Android as well – I haven’t tested it yet). In order to add the button to your device please follow the steps outlined below:
1st: Open up the MusicPLN.org in your iPhone’s Browser
2nd: Touch the option button on the bottom of the browser
3rd: Choose “Add to Home Screen” from the pop-up
4th: Your new MusicPLN.org Button will appear on your Home-Screen/Desktop
…and that is “the magic”! We hope that you all will enjoy this incredible new feature of the MPLN!
A couple of Mobile Usage Notes:
Not everything will be available in the mobile version of the MPLN. In addition, be sure to check the “menu” button in the upper-right of the mobile version for quick access to all of the site’s features and pages. Also, as with anything that is custom programmed, there may be some small-issues along the way. We will be adding a feature in the very near future that will allow mobile users to also choose between the full version and mobile version of the MPLN.
Great things ahead for the MPLN!
This is a MPLN customized version of the BuddyPress Mobile Plugin developed by @modemlooper – without his dedication to BuddyPress and WordPress this feature would not be possible.
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many 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 at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He 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, 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.
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