Monday kicked off the week long course for elementary music educators teaching in a 1:1 Chromebook setting. This course is geared for music educators and shows how to successfully integrate technology into their classrooms with any curriculum or methodologies they use.
Highlight from Day 1
Each day, I will post one highlight from the course. Monday’s was finding all of the accessibility hacks on the Chromebook. When I went to ISTE, I saw Lisa Thumann present on this topic and she was so nice to give me permission to share her presentation with the class.
Some of our favorite hacks from her presentation are:
- Keyboard shortcuts, like turning off Chrome Vox (Ctrl +
- Quickly signing off the Chromebook (Shift + Ctrl+ q (twice))
- Speak to text
- CC in google slides
- Mouse highlighter
Day 2 will bring about more doing music and creativity. Stay tuned!
Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com