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The following information are items that I covered in my session at the Music for All Summer Symposium on June 25, 2015. This session covered advanced topics related to the Google Services, and in particular, Google Apps.
Flip a coin? Roll the Dice? – Just Google it!
Advanced Google Searching:
Better Searching PDF
Acquire a Google account (with a gmail account or without):
My Example (mostly Jazz)
Sync your Google Calendar (or email, contacts, etc.) with anything -EASY INSTRUCTIONS
15 Gigabytes free and Access to Google Documents
Google Drive Mobile:
For most mobile devices
The Forms/Survey/Collection Combo:
Using Google forms to collect data or responses for/from your band may be the “best thing since sliced bread”!
- Setting up a form for information collection
- Setting up a form data collection
- “Show Summary of Responses” -under the form menu item
Don’t forget -APPS are GREAT, but the ADD-ONS are just RIDICULOUSLY GREAT!
Add-ons can be installed directly from each Google product by selecting the “Add-ons” menu item in each individual program. All of the installed apps can be managed and/or removed from the same “Add-ons” menu items.
Add-ons covered in this session:
- Videonot.es (comment on videos)
- Clip art (add pictures to docs -searchable)
- Autocrat (create form letters and mass emailings)
- Twitter Curator (save or post about your favorite tweets)
- Flubaroo (auto-grade assignments)
- Doctopus (distribute assignments to your students)
- Goobric (Assess student work)
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.