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Music Teaching In “The New Normal” – Practicing Musician

July 25, 2020

It’s no secret that K-12 music education lags far behind the rest of society in utilizing technology to improve productivity and outcomes. There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking…

Sound Systems for the 21st-Century Classroom

July 25, 2020

Playback of prerecorded music in the classroom is aubiquitous necessity for music educators. Whetherlistening to prerecorded examples to study and learnabout music or to evaluate recorded solo or ensemble performances as formative or summative assessment, eachrequires some form of playback…

Using Technology To Engage “Nontraditional Music Students”

July 25, 2020

A unique analysis of the percentage of students who are nontraditional music students and how they should be encouraged in different areas of music and sound. By not granting them the same opportunity to pursue music they will never develop…

Opening New Doors to Music Creativity – PDF

July 25, 2020

PDF of slides from keynote presentation, “Opening New Doors to Music Creativity”, for the UAB Music Technology Academy workshop, November 8, 2008. Summary: An approach to teaching music technology History of Music Technology Software What modern software looks like Basic Hardware WYHIWYG…

Top 20 Music Tech Resources – MidnightMusic

July 25, 2020

A music tech education advocate we have been following for a while continues to post fantastic content. Katie Wardrobe from MidnightMusic has devised a list of the Top 20 Resources in Music Technology for the classroom. The list includes software…

Audio Engineering Society – Audio Education Mini Conference

July 25, 2020

What was supposed to be a highly anticipated event in audio education was tragically cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the AES hosted a mini conference via ZOOM that was open to members. Topics from acoustics, community and student…

Country Music Association – Voices in Music Initiative

July 15, 2020

We recently participated in a CMA Music Technology panel geared towards educators in middle school and high schools. The CMA has started an initiative to support music educators of all backgrounds including musictech where they will list fresh education resources…

Hello world, we are Musictech.Education!

June 6, 2020

Over the last several years, our experience working in education shown us that there is a necessary need for a living and breathing community in audio & music education. A hub for educators to learn from one another about practices…

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  • Bate, Bate, Chocolate
    by David Row on January 10, 2024 at 5:54 pm

    I find that I talk about food in my classroom all the time. It’s one common thing that unites all culture and peoples around the world because we all love to eat! Even my English language learners who might be brand new to the country learn food words really fast The post Bate, Bate, Chocolate appeared first on Make Moments Matter.

  • Two Books for Las Posadas
    by David Row on December 16, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    If you’ve spent even a few minutes on my blog you know that I love using children’s books in the classroom.  So it makes sense that in December I like using books to explain holidays, teach songs, and expand the worldview of my students.  I’ve got books for Christmas, St. The post Two Books for Las Posadas appeared first on Make Moments Matter.

  • Three Books for Hanukkah
    by David Row on December 1, 2023 at 1:27 am

    I love December in my classroom (post concert stress) because it means we have a few days or weeks to explore lots of different cultures and traditions.  So much of this learning happens through singing songs and playing games.  We learn about the tannenbaum, celebrate caroling, sing about the new The post Three Books for Hanukkah appeared first on Make Moments Matter.

  • Welcome to the Opera – Book Recommendation
    by David Row on November 21, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    As a kid, I remember that every single time I was able to try out a “push a button and listen” style of interactive book I was filled with pure delight.  There is something so joyous and exciting about flipping through a book and seeing the little bubble telling me The post Welcome to the Opera – Book Recommendation appeared first on Make Moments Matter.

  • Run, Turkey, Run! – Book Recommendation
    by David Row on November 19, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who’s looking for a plump bird for his family feast?  Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . . Uh-oh! Here The post Run, Turkey, Run! – Book Recommendation appeared first on Make Moments Matter.

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