Cloud Computing for Music

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.

Twitter 101 for Music Teachers

With a reputation for being a conduit of meaningless gossip and advertising, why is Twitter so highly valued by many teachers and academics? Because when used correctly, it can give you real-time access to a network of experts in any field (for example, music technology in education) who are willing to share advice, resources and more. This document outlines all you need to know to get started, and includes valuable links for music teachers.

Twitter 101 for Music Teachers

With a reputation for being a conduit of meaningless gossip and advertising, why is Twitter so highly valued by many teachers and academics? Because when used correctly, it can give you real-time access to a network of experts in any field (for example, music technology in education) who are willing to share advice, resources and more. In this session, you will be stepped through creating your own Twitter account, posting your first “Tweet”, following topics you’re interested in, and how to poll groups of like minded people for useful information. Twitter is ideal for use at a conference where you can often find out what is happening in other elective sessions around you, or make contacts with a number of delegates otherwise impossible by “following” them, thus extending the MTEC community back to your school.