General music technology in education articles, advice, news and resources
So it seems like you love TED too
A couple of weeks ago I shared 8 of my favourite TED talks. Lots of you let me know how much you love TED talks in general, many of you let me know I had chosen one of your favourite talks and you also let me know of […]
Fun formative assessment?
All music teachers need to gauge student learning at some time or another. You may test at the beginning of a school year to determine the level of knowledge of a new group of students, or halfway through a class to find out whether students are on track with the lesson. At the […]
Dear TED…I love you
Like many of you I have been intrigued, fascinated, amused and enthralled by countless TED talks over the past few years. They have opened my mind to new ideas, moved me to tears and inspired me to take action.
I was surprised to read that the first TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event took […]
Help! Which software can I use with mixed devices or Chromebooks?
In the past few years, a large number of schools worldwide have decided to adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to technology for students meaning that students can choose to use a Mac laptop, a Windows laptop, an iPad or an Android […]
2016 edition now available
Every year since 2012 I’ve put together a list of free music technology resources especially for teachers and I’ve just finished updating the 2016 guide.
There are lots of “old favourites” in this year’s guide, like Staff Wars, Incredibox, and my usual favourite places to find images, videos and other resources.
There are also […]
TMEA – the BIG music education event
I’ve been wanting to attend the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) Convention for a long time now. I had heard good things from a number of my music technology in education friends and simply wanted to go along to an event of that size.
Just how big is the event?
NOTE: This post was originally published in August 2011 and I decided it was well overdue for an update. The original post had 21 useful links and resources, but this updated version has grown a little – to a total of 31 resources. Some of the links in the original article had also become obsolete so they have been […]
Happy holiday season!
It’s that time when I look back through my website stats to see which were the most popular posts of the year. This year, iPad-related posts continued to feature in the top 10 and step-by-step music technology lesson plans were also well-represented in the list.
Thank you all for your support, positive feedback, emails, […]
Professional Development On-The-Go: Podcasts For Music Educators
I recently wrote about the ways in which I keep up with technology and mentioned that podcasts are possibly my favourite method of consuming information because I can do other things at the same time. They’re also free!
Related: How Do You Keep Up With Music Technology News?
I subscribe […]
Access For All
I’ve just finished up at the ASME (Australian Society for Music Education) 2015 conference which was held in Adelaide last week. I delivered a keynote speech and 3 other workshops, but I also managed to attend a few other sessions. I always enjoy learning from other presenters – both from a “content” point […]