Multitasking Done Right

GibsonOne-ManBand   Look at that Gibson 12-string! Yowza!

Christine Lavin – Taco Bell Canon – a cappella with a Boomerang

Multitasking Fail


Multitasking: A Human Delusion? – NPR – whole story

“People can’t multitask very well, and when people say they can, they’re deluding themselves,” said neuroscientist Earl Miller. And, he said, “The brain is very good at deluding itself.”

Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT, says that for the most part, we simply can’t focus on more than one thing at a time.

What we can do, he said, is shift our focus from one thing to the next with astonishing speed.

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” Miller said.

“You’re not paying attention to one or two things simultaneously, but switching between them very rapidly.”  whole story


SYLLABUS SyllabusMUS370Spring2016

This class is PBL.  What is that?


 Class 1 – Your MusicTech Blog

Vocabulary:   Blog              Post                  Page              Theme            Header

URL       Upload         Download       Media           Blogroll           Links


1.  Look at blogs of previous students and find one or two that are both attractive and educational.  Look for posts, pages, blogroll.

2. Go to     Sign up for a blog of your own.

Name it something appropriate for a future teacher’s blog.  

Name of your blog  _______________________________

URL of your blog

Login ______________       Password ________________

Choose the look and layout (theme) of your blog.

DO NOT choose one that costs money.

Also, be sure to choose one that allows pages.        

          You can change the header photo on many themes.


3. Create your first post.

3.1   Write a paragraph about your musical journey from listening, to singing/playing, to choosing to become a teacher.

3.2   Write a paragraph about one or two people who influenced you in your teaching style or your philosophy of music.

3.3   Find a photo of an instrument or choral group to give the reader an illustration about what they will be reading. Add Media …

3.4   Put links of two or three previous students’ blogs on the blogroll of your blog.


4.      Send link to Dr. Barber! (E-mail)  20 points

4.1. Your blog should have two paragraphs (correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation) 5 points

4.2. Your blog should have a photo of an instrument or musical

group or symbol. 5 points

4.3. Your blogroll should have at least three links. Two links to previous students’ work and a link to atumusic2014 WordPress site.

5 points

4.4. You should send the link to your blog to me tonight. 5 points

Actually, if you do not send link I cannot grade the other things, so this is very important.