This document provides a brief overview of what is involved in podcasting, what you need to do it, and some examples of how it can be incorporated into various aspects of the music and broader curriculum.
Make your life easier, for no cost. So you want to cut down on the time you spend at your desk and more time working with your students. Cloud computing and Web 2.0 technology to the rescue. This document outlines a number of ways to build these practices into your teaching.
Being an effective teacher means keeping up with the best practices of the teaching profession. Embrace technology to create your own Professional Learning Network. This document covers a range of ways to build the network, and increase your professional links.
This document contains an extensive set of links to websites which would be extremely useful to music teachers who are time poor, but interested in cutting to the chase finding suitable sites, articles and resources to support their use of Web 2.0 in the music classroom.
Informal learning, differentiated instruction, collaborative and cross-curriculum learning projects or development of general capabilities are all enhanced by savvy use of digital resources. But what about sequential developmental music education? Is this still a relevant goal? What does a curriculum continuum for a technology-rich music education look like? What is the role of the teacher and what are the criteria for program planning and evaluation? This paper examines the issues.
The Internet is becoming an increasingly more interactive and dynamic place, exploding with intuitively easy-to-use, and free, programs for music teachers and their students. In addition to web-based applications ("apps") such as wikis and Google docs used by all educators, there are a host of online music programs to explore for teaching, creating, and playing music. This document gives a very comprensive and broad set of hylerlinks to sites providing useful free resources.
This document outlines the process of creating a website using Worpress. It covers many aspects including examples of Australian music websites done in WordPress, aspects of the site including blogs, posts, managing the dashboard and saving, as well as listing very useful support links.
This document is a comprehensive guide to the many creative uses of QR codes in music education. It covers what they are, how to create them and read them, and how to link to the desired objects you wish your students to have instant access to. It is a step wise guide, with screen captures and references. Included also is a Who Am I? example file that could be used in the classroom to introduce students to the concept of using them.
This document outlines the philosophy and key teaching elements of Musical Futures, which is a new way of thinking about music making in schools. It supports active, contemporary music making, drawing on the existing passions young people have for music and reflecting and building upon these in the classroom. It is designed to address the paradox that exists around music and teenagers; musicis a most significant part of their cultural and leisure time pursuits, yet often remains an unpopular and insignificant role in their school life. The core of Musical Futures is about providing new skills to teachers. The aim is to create engaging and practical classroom music that fosters performances throughout the school.
This short document discusses the meaning and purpose of digital curation in the context of the creation of the Australian Jazz Real Book. It contains references to assist teachers in the consideration of digital curation in their classrooms and with their students.