Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Google Tool for Music Teachers October 6, 2016 Google’s popular app Science Journal has recently added an interesting feature called Light Instruments which is basically an activity that enables students ‘to design and build a musical instrument played by changing the light that reaches it’. the instruments are constructed from light sensors connected to external bluetooth devices which ‘when connected to the Science Journal app, will shoe the sensor’s value and change as the levels of light do, and produce different notes through the graph signification’. More importantly, students with visual impairment can now use the app to easily translate graphs into musical notes. Commenting on this new feature, Google states that When they first shared this feature with their partners at the Exploratorium, ‘they saw more than an accessibility tool for users with low vision. Watch the video below to learn more about Light Instruments
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3d Printing Musical Instruments Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to do a free assignment. With DIY 3d printers becoming available in my school, I decided to figure out how 3d printers could change musical instruments. I did a long research into 3d printing techniques, which I tried to combine with musical instrument manufacturing techniques. While replication of existing instruments did seem like an option, I was more interested in making completely new instruments. Music Theory, Books, Circle of Fifths, Learn Guitar: Lotus Music by Tom Michero This enigmatic diagram holds the secret to understanding music. You've heard about it. You've seen it. Every Single Name on This Entrancing Map Is a Music Reference My favorite song about California is Scott McKenzie’s 1967 easy-listening hippie anthem “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).” I’ll admit: It’s not the best song about the Golden State. But I still like it. When I was a teenager, years before ever visiting San Francisco, the saccharine song seemed to encompass all the promises of the West Coast: good vibrations, counter culture, and flower crowns (Coachella hadn’t ruined them yet). The “World Song Map” is designed to encourage that kind of imaginary meandering.
Speed Up Your Hearing We surf the net with our eyes, ears and fingers. Eyes offer the largest conduit and while podcasting and audio books just use ears, the ears are best suited for hands-free operation. In addition -- a big plus -- we think better when active because more blood gets to our heads. Also, listening at faster speeds causes a listener to focus more intently on what's being said. Listening at normal speed is then like watching football played at a walking pace.
10/2 Chunk And Chew John Dabell I trained as a primary school teacher 25 years ago, starting my career in London and then I taught in a range of schools in the Midlands. In between teaching jobs, I worked as an Ofsted inspector (no hate mail please!) Retro Computer We had a great time at this years Maker Faire in Newcastle over the weekend of 13th and 14th March 2010. My kids, who are almost teenagers, were dragging their heels as we left our parked car, totally sure they weren’t going to have a good time as we walked towards the Centre of Life. Walking up the foot bridge to mezzanine level of the maker faire, you could hear the crackling of the musical tesla coil, then as you reached the mezzanine level you were hit by a wall of sound from the various gadgets and things beeping and booping, the musically exhibits being played and of course the Tesla coil.