Joanne BSU EdTech
MET Student at Boise State University, curating on social learning and music education.
YouTube Music Lessons Are Popular, But Won't Get You To Carnegie Hall. More and more, aspiring musicians are turning to YouTube for free music lessons.
But are they effective at moving you from chopsticks to Tchaikovsky? Last year, all top 10 searches on YouTube with the word "lesson" in them were music related, and searches for guitar tutorials jumped 50% in 2011 from 2010. Edmodo - First Colonial High School Bands. Schoology - Parchment Bands. The ZOEN - Online Music Lessons. Music major Addison Horner teaches piano with Instagram. Hashtag Music Logo Contrary to popular belief, Instagram is not just reserved for pictures of latte foam designs and bathroom mirror selfies.
Music major Addison Horner (’16), for example, uses the app as a tool for music education. His honors thesis project, Hashtag Music, involves creating a 10-month-long curriculum on Instagram that teaches young adults to play the piano. According to Horner, the project began as an experiment to merge music education and social media. Horner’s primary audience consists of Instagram users between the ages of 18 and 25, but he intends the program to be accessible to people of all ages. Oops! I Flipped the Elementary Recorder Class · just a little more. This is the second year of teaching my elementary recorder class with technology and the resulting progress of my students could not be more profound.
This year, we have completely flipped the recorder unit of study. For a look back at the baby steps we took with technology in my class last year, read this post. I honestly think I could write ten posts on the amazing way technology is changing my music class, but I will focus on the recorder class first. I want to tell you how I accidentally flipped the elementary recorder class. Do you have an iPad or smart phone at home? When I asked this question last year, just a handful of students raised their hands. Who controls the learning? Because of all the technology the children have at their disposal at home, this year, the children are controlling the learning.
“If you build it, he will come!” This quote inspired me. Using Social Media and Technology to Strengthen Your Choral Program. Tips on Teaching by Skype - Music Teacher's Helper Blog Music Teacher's Helper Blog. Skype and other online learning options are increasingly attractive for people who are comfortable with communicating via computer, and especially for people who have few local learning choices.
For music teachers, working online presents some special challenges. Here are some tips. If you’ve tried Skype teaching or learning, please contribute your thoughts as well. In my next post I will discuss ways to work with students online in real time, without the delay of Skype! Let’s take a look at setting up for a Skype lesson, verbal skills, visual and sound issues, online materials and what to do in the case of technical difficulties. Edmodo - Grissom Bands. Edmodo: Flipping the music classroom by Peter Briggs on Prezi. Login to Schoology. Top on Twitter: which music teachers should I follow?
“Without music, life would be a mistake,” German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche famously said.
There’s no denying that music ignites passion in many and research shows that it can have a very positive impact on children’s discipline and confidence in class. Three years ago the government launched a national plan to give children of all backgrounds the chance to learn an instrument. But, despite efforts, an Ofsted report in 2013 showed quality music education was reaching just a minority of pupils. So, who are the teachers out there keeping the subject alive on social media channels? We’ve picked a few top tweeters to help you tune up your lessons. Don’t forget to follow #musicteachers for more tips and ideas. Laura Jackson, @mrsjacksonmusic Secondary school teacher Laura starts most of her tweets or posts with a music clip or picture. We love this tweet and (more or less ... ahem) cracked the code. Nadine Andre, @nadineonkeys Anna Gower, @tallgirlwgc Ben Jose, @Mrjosemusic. Official Music Educator Tweeters List! - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net.
Music Educators To Follow On Twitter (update 5/27/2011): (*If you are listed here, you may use this awesome logo!)
Tweet This Link Directly (Note: You can edit the text before you send)! This list is an important list. I decided to start making a list of interesting and useful MUSIC EDUCATORS to follow on TWITTER. The majority of this list is compiled of actual Music Educators, Music Professors, and Musicians that are sharing their teaching knowledge through the TWITTER medium. If you are using TWITTER and are a Music Educator, THIS IS A MUST FOLLOW LIST. Start or Add to your Twitter PLN now, by adding all of these educators: The easiest way (currently) to add these all to follow is to use the following online program: –> Connect your Twitter account (via oAuth) and then add the following information when asked: “pisanojm/mused”.