I’ve been using my iPad a lot recently, in preparation for my new, hands-on iPads: Perform, Create, Learn professional development course and have been running a number of apps through their paces. The amount of apps available really is overwhelming and the challenge is to separate the ones with substance and educational value from the novelty apps. Personally, I think the best apps have one or more of the following qualities: they’re more than a “one hit wonder”you can use them in multiple waysyou can import content you’ve created elsewhereyou can export your creation in order to edit it further on your desktop computer Once you find a few good apps, the possibilities for classroom integration are almost endless.
So, if I had to narrow my choices and choose just 7, these are the ones that would make the grade: Prices in Australian dollars; correct at time of printing. 1. Cost: $5.49 2. 3. Cost: $15.99 4. Cost: free for a limited time. Apps in Education. Mus Tech Alley. Professional Learning Network for Music Educators. Quixey - The Search Engine for Apps. Music apps – a music teacher’s perspective « Brave new world. As I’ve already mentioned before, I’m in the process of investigating iPad apps for learning enhancement in the classroom.
A few weeks ago a colleague and brilliant music educator, Stuart Collidge, joined me in a meeting with our Deputy Principal (Curriculum) and a few other leaders in the school, to put forward a case for the use of iPads in the school, specifically for learning enhancement. I asked Stuart to write up how he sees the use of the iPad in the music classroom. Recently, Tania asked me to speak with some of the decision-making powers that be at school to pitch the use of iPads as learning tools. This was something that Tania and I had reflected on a little and saw some potential in so I was more than happy to make the pitch.
After borrowing Tania’s iPad to have a play on (I am not yet one of the iPad collective L), I worked my way through a few possible applications and uses. As a performer, the iPad is now a very comprehensive musical instrument. Stuart Collidge Like this: Music Education & Technology. Join.me – Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings. iPad Music Apps. Super Round-Up - iPads in Music Education. Super Round-Up: iPads in Music Education Posted on July 19th, 2011 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.Back in April, I was lucky enough to get my first iPad. I’ve had an iPhone for a couple of years now, but the iPad – with its large screen – really opens up possibilities for use in the classroom.
I soon discovered there are lots of music apps (of varying quality) and I’m still testing many out to create my list of favourites. I lean towards the apps that are more than novelty value: ones that will have longevity, that can be incorporated into existing learning and performance activities. In the meantime, I’ve been keeping up with a raft of iPad/iPhone blog posts written by music educators around the world as well as exploring websites that focus on the use of iPads in general education.
Joanna’s Music Blog Joanna Sisk-Purvis first wrote about her experience with her iPad back in 2010 in her post titled Music Education and My iPad. Part 1: Productivity Apps Part 2: General Apps for Teaching. ClassroomWindow - Where The Best Solutions Win. iPad and Technology in Music Education. Education Technology, Teacher Tools, Apps and More. ClassroomWindow - Where The Best Solutions Win. Kathycasey.