In this episode:
Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the “aha moments” she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.
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Resources and links mentioned
A big thank you to this episode’s sponsor SmartMusic – the learning platform that allows teachers to connect with students as they practice. The new SmartMusic is in the cloud so it works with the devices your students have today. Best of all you can use it for free.
Resources and Links mentioned
- Meredith’s website – she writes about her use of technology in education
- Connect with Meredith on Twitter
- Junk Funk by Kevin Mixon – performed by Meredith’s school ensemble
- Padlet – the digital whiteboard or bulletin board
- Today’s Meet – backchannel discussions and collaboration
- Soundtrap – online digital audio workstation
- Flat.io – online notation
- Noteflight – online notation
- Books – Llama Llama Mad At Mama and Llama Llama Red Pyjama (Anna Dewdney)
- Listen to the recording of Meredith’s daughter Morgan reading Llama Llama Mad At Mama as a tribute to the author
- Here’s the rap version of Llama Llama Red Pyjama that Meredith mentioned and there are some other rap versions featured in this compilation by Los Angeles Power 106 radio show, hosted by J Cruz
- USA Today also wrote an article about the series of rap versions of the book
Midnight Music Community: special rate for MTT podcast listeners
The Midnight Music Community (MMC) is an online space for music teachers interested in learning more about music technology. There are online courses, lesson plans and lots of other resources for Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs. Professional development certificates are available for all training undertaken by MMC members and I am in the Community everyday, personally answering questions and offering advice to members.
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