7. Copyright, Final Project Lesson 1, ChromeMusicLab

1.  Copyright – Take the quiz, take a screenshot of your score and put on your blogpost for today. http://www.csus.edu/indiv/p/peachj/edte230/copyright/


2.  Lesson 1. In TaskStream construct your first lesson of the three for your final project. You will share your Behavioral Objective with the class.  Be sure to use an action verb that can be observed and evaluated.

         The student will write a rhyming couplet to be used in a twelve-bar blues exercise.


3.  ChromeMusicLab.  Put   the following link and graphic on a new post.  


After exploring the site we will write Behavioral Objectives together.  

The student will ______________________________________________.

Add one to your site under the Chrome Music Lab graphic.



LIFE ADVICE: Avoid anonymous chat rooms. Yuck.


6. Begin Final Project

Handout:  checklist 

Blog post   Graphic ( picture + text)

       Rationale for your unit.  Grades, class, interest, …

       Link to TaskStrean Unit page.

       Link to WIX portal page

       Embedded YouTube on your topic.

Joan Armatrading

I have great respect for the singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading. I heard my friend Beverly sing “Weakness in Me” in a club in Auburn. I learned it that night! Discovering the breadth of her music is still a joy in my heart. ♥️

TaskStream Unit

WIX Portal Page

Documentary and concert footage.   1983

5.  Noteflight & Listening Maps & Videos

 Part 1.  
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Part 1.

  1. Find a simple PDF of a tune you would like to teach.
  2. Print screen.  Edit image.
  3. Open your blog. New post: Noteflight
  4. Insert your screen print.
  5. Go to Noteflight. Create a login.  ____________  PW____________
  6. Make a one phrase example of your chosen piece.
  7. Save. Share. Insert the link into your post.
  8. Discuss in your post the advantages to your students of Noteflight over other known notation programs.

Part 2.

  1. Research listening maps.
  2. Find an example for elementary, middle school, and high school students.
  3. Take screenshots and write a sentence under each one with composer, title, and attractive/educational features.

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 Part 3.

Take an educational video of you or friends explaining a musical instrument or idea.

Example:  instruments of the brass family.   Vocal harmony.   Crescendo & decrescendo.  Etc.


Add a text title to the beginning.   

Add to your blog.  

     Way 1.  Upload to YouTube and embed the video.

     Way 2.  E-mail video to yourself ( or message) and insert media using desktop computer.

     Way 3.   Upload to Facebook and embed using the URL.

4. Music: Making, Jamming, Saving

Enter on the Padlet board your name under the apps you like and will use.  Tap blank space to add a new app to the board.   This is Padlet. A cloud-based service that is good for in-class opinions, votes, scheduling, etc.    https://padlet.com/barber_harris/ylxzcdtqfer5

1. Apps for playing keyboard

2. Apps for guitar

3. Apps for drums

4. Apps for other instruments

5. Recording sound


Review at least one app for each of the above categories. Start a new post. Add each review and at least one screenshot. Add each name to Padlet.

Record yourself on at least one app and put on your blog for tonight. Write about it. Easy to learn? Good sound quality? Etc. 

Put link to Padlet on your post, as well.

3. Screen Grab, Camera, About, 

1. Share and show your jazz lesson.

2. Intro to all/some things iPad.

      .1.   Screen grab.    Home + Pwr.    Photo stored in  Photos.  

Touch HDR for best quality.

     .2  Your iPad camera. To get high definition tap screen over face or on which you wish to focus and balance light.

               Rule of thirds!    Attend to lighting.   Watch out for background and foreground (clutter or feature).

              With a partner go out into the library and take one serious and one silly photo of each other. Put the photos of you on your About page.

    3.   Video of iPad features. https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=537fcf1dd393416

           Watch to see how Keynote, Pages, and iMovie can be used. We will use Pages to create a ePub book and iMovie to create a recruiting trailer.
    4.  On your blog, take out all the place holders for text. On your About page put a sentence or two about yourself.

     5.   Student Learning Objectives:

             Must have an action verb.  LOOK AT TOP OF OUR PAGE FOR A LIST.

          HOW WOULD you rewrite THIS?    

             “The students will understand and be able to recognize the unique timbre of Stanley Clarke and his music.”

               The student will _______________________________________________________________.


2. Apps & Blogs & Jazz

📱📱📱📱📱📱📱Look at bottom of this post for your assignment! 📱📱📱📱📱📱📱

1.   You MUST have a case.

2.  Apps you need:  Pages (like Word),  Wordpress,  GarageBand, YouTube,

3.  A few apps  I have and use: ScannerPro ($3.99), Notion($14.99), BandMate (free),

4.  Using Safari (browser) search for a jazz piece or musician you would like to feature in a lesson.

5. Create a new post. Title.      Jazz: namemmm.

6. Embed the YouTube video at the top.    Code:    [embedd]youtube.address.paste[/embedd] (only one d in embed)

7. Write a sentence about why this is a good lesson. Melody, harmony, rhythm, form, timbre, texture, tempo, dynamics?

8. Open TaskStream. Create a new Lesson.  Watch to see what to put in each field.

☀️☀️☀️   HERE IS MY DJANGO REINHARDT LESSON:  https://w.taskstream.com/Lesson/View/5F726CEF8DAF21D31B90273718C22FA2

9. Generate a Link.   Put the words “Lesson plan for this video.”  Then paste URL(Link). Then turn that text into a hypertext link.  WATCH TO SEE HOW!


Complete your TaskStream lesson, as in my example, and put the link under your sentence about your jazz video. Same post.


Spring 2017

Yippee! MUS 3702!   Learning with friends. Getting ready to make the world a better place. Listening to Dr. Barber go on and on about this and that.  Discovering a love for card stock. What more could a two hour course offer?  No. We cannot eat in the library, so don’t say, “homemade cookies.”

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I use SmartSeat for attendance.

Multitasking: A Human Delusion?
“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 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.”

SO!  Do not type when I am talking/teaching.  Eye contact is vital for me to gauge understanding.  No winking.
SYLLABUS –  Fall 2016
This class is PBL. What is that?
Class 1 – Your MusicTech Blog.  ? How is a blog different from a webpage?
Vocabulary: Blog     Post.                     Page          Theme            Header

URL             Upload           Download         Media       Blogroll         Links

Look at https://atubarber.wordpress.com


1. In class.  handout 1 –  create  a blog, etc.      Send link to me during class!

2. Go to TaskStream.com.  Sign up for an account. Pay.  You will use this during internship, so we are going to learn how to use it now.

3. You will need a folio or binder to keep the handouts I give to you.  Bring it to e-ve-ry class. Points off if you do not have it.

NEXT WEEK:  Bring your ATU iPad Mini.    MUST BE IN A CASE!

            Get the WordPress app before class.