iPads in the Music Classroom Professional Development Workshop

This month I presented my first PD workshop titled ‘iPads in the Middle Primary Music Classroom’  at the Music Technology in Education Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

I had really great feedback from the participants and comments that the information I shared is not only relevant to Middle Primary but all the way through K-12.

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The topics and apps I presented on were:

  1. Remotely controlling your computer with your iPad using Doceri or Air Display
  2. Displaying your iPad screen via Airplay using Reflector or Apple TV
  3. Using Dropbox in the classroom (click link to see notes)
  4. Using QR codes in the classroom (click link to see notes)
  5. Using Pages as a tool for your teaching
  6. Creating Interactive Posters
  7. Book Creator for projects and digital portfolios
  8. Music Room Tech: Signature Ringtones, my upcoming publication, an 8 week unit of work using iPad apps to create a personalised ringtone.

I hope to do more presentations around Australia in the next 12 months.

While I am a Specialist Classroom Music teacher, I am also trained and have taught  JP/P generalist classroom, so can modify the above topics for general classroom use.

If you are interested in booking me please email cheryl@bushfirepress.com

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Teach to transform!

Cheryl

Free Music Advocacy Resource: Six things every parent should know about music

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I have been thinking about writing an article to give out to my parents at school about why it is important that we have Music as a specialist subject.

However why reinvent the wheel when a wonderful colleague of mine, Janice Tuck, from The Fun Music Company emailed one to me this morning.

She has written an article advocating the 6 things parents should know about music and why it is important children take part in it.

Download Janice’s article here: sixthingsparentsshouldknowaboutmusiceducation

If the research is there to say that music education not only exercises both sides of the brain but enables our students to work at a higher standard in other curriculum areas, isn’t it a no-brainer that we as parents and educators advocate for Music to be a vital part of our weekly curriculum?

Anxious about teaching music in the classroom? see my previous post on Teaching Music Made Easy for the Classroom Teacher

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Teach to transform!

Cheryl