“The ISTE Standards for Educators are your road map to helping students become empowered learners. These standards will deepen your practice, promote collaboration with peers, challenge you to rethink traditional approaches and prepare students to drive their own learning. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards…

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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 There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking budgets,X Fragmented and ill-structured technology solutions,X Bureaucratic barriers, andX Professional and cultural biases. Now add…

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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 of recorded music. Given thatprerecorded music comes in a variety of formats and is played…

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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 skill to become an outstanding composer in a medium the musicians of traditional notation may…

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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 not WYSIWYG New Instruments Make your own MIDI Devices Non-Traditional Music student = NTM Statistics…

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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 success were discussed. Panelists from all backgrounds of pro audio were sharing their ideas to…

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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 and lesson plans. If you have a lesson idea that could be incorporated by other…

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