Students develop an e-portfolio in this class and continue it in MUS 3853, Elementary General Music Methods, that I also teach. Each week’s assignments are posted on the blog of each individual.
To see student work go to https://atumusic2014.wordpress.com/blogroll-2016/
Class Blog: https://atumusic2014.wordpress.com Students “follow” the blog and receive e-mail when I post a new assignment or announcement. I “follow’ each student’s blog and comment, on occasion.
Class 1 – Class overview, look at projects by previous students, WordPress
Class 2 – PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, & Print Screen
Class 3 – Jazz Presentation * , Sight Reading Factory, Vocabulary quiz <>
Class 4 – TaskStream & Choose an App
Class 5 – Noteflight & Listening Maps
Class 6 – Recording Studio Tour – Begin Final Project, KWLS Chart <>
Class 7 – Photography* & Lesson 1 & Anytune
Class 8 – Chrome Music Lab* & Video Conferencing
Class 9 – Copyright, Four Corners <>, Virtual Instruments*, Yamaha’s MIE, Work on Lessons
Class 10 – Microphones, Sound Reinforcement & Data Management
Class 11 – SmartMusic, AirTurn, forScore, Acapella, Notion
Class 12 – RiffStation, WIX, Work on Final Project, Practice Presentations <>
Final<> – * Each student presents their projects components to the class using SMARTBoard technology.
* Student shares with class. Underlined means mini iPad used. <>Assessment
Apps: New apps come out every week and I try to keep abreast of the ones with the best potential for young teachers. A few that I demonstrate are:
Acapella: Compose and/or record multi-track pieces
Anytune: Change tempo and/or change key of MP3 for practice
GarageBand: Composition, loops for improvising, background for songs
MetroTimer: Practice metronome
MicPro: Recording app
Notion: Create notation, import MIDI files and translate to notation, compose on graphic of guitar neck
Photos: Using print screen students learn to crop images
Pages: Word processing, save as PDF or Word
RiffStation: From any youtube video the app detects harmonic construction (Chords) and displays them. Search feature for youtube.
SmartScore’s NoteReader: Reads/plays music notation from PDF
SmartSeat: Attendance, seating, photos, notes
SoundCloud: Storage of sound files on line
WordPress: Construction of blog posts for e-portfolio