The Socially Minded Music Classroom - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) The Careful Use of Social Media can Engage Students and Parents By: Robin Giebelhausen This article originally appeared in the April 2015 edition of Teaching Music Magazine Are you an NAfME member?
Subscribe or login to view previous editions of the Teaching Music Magazine ROBIN GIEBELHAUSEN, who specializes in both elementary and secondary general music at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, notes that social media can offer powerful tools in the music classroom and “allow for many new possibilities, including higher levels of engagement.” However, Giebelhausen first has some cautions—for instance, she advises music educators not to use their personal Facebook pages to connect with students.
She also notes that if teachers invite students to join a Group, they should consider inviting parents as well. “Facebook has the most diverse membership and makes sense as the first stop. Other platforms have different uses, and it has more to do with the way the platform is structured.” A Return to Participatory Oral Traditions in Music Education. 4 Ways Technology Can Make Your Music Lessons Sing. Curriculum Page 2 of 3 4 Ways Technology Can Make Your Music Lessons Sing Helping Kids ComposeAmy Burns, an elementary school music teacher at Far Hills Country Day School (NJ), said she started using technology because she thought it could help young students do things they couldn't do traditionally.
Composing music with very young students can be difficult, even though it is among the New Jersey state music standards, she said. "But now with tools such as NoteFlight, second- and third-graders can create wonderful melodic compositions and play them on their recorder," she said. Besides helping with composition and creation, technology can also enhance performance.
Burns also uses tech tools to help with assessment. Rehearsing Via Social Media Looking back over her 14-year teaching career, Lori Pirzer, director of bands and music teacher at Oak View Middle School in Newberry, FL, said she can see how much larger a role technology plays now. 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. Using-Social-Media-and-Technology-to-Strengthen-Your-Choral-Program.pdf. The New Horizons for Music Technology in Music Education.
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