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Music Modernization Act Unanimously Passes House of Representatives

As expected, the Music Modernization Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon. The act combines key provisions of what …

Houses

PLN (Professional Learning Network) and what it means… – The Journey of a Music & Tech Coach

PLN (Professional Learning Network) and what it means<p>PLN (Professional Learning Network) and what it means for me as both a music teacher and as a …

Education Technology

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Gear & Gadgets

Relevance is the Fuel of Learning

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of focusing on the why as it relates to learning. Here is a piece of my thinking that I …

Pedagogy

New Study Finds Having Students Make Predictions Enhances Learning

Most teachers, including me, often have students make predictions prior to reading a text.<p>In addition, many of us use specific strategies to help …

Research

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

Pedagogy

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

When Jazz Ruled The World: The Rise And Reign Of America’s One True Art

Nowadays, in the second decade of the 21st Century, jazz may seem to many a marginalised music. Of course, it goes without saying that there are …

Universal Music

The Illusory Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Many people find the idea that there are many different types of intelligence very appealing. Howard Gardner disparages IQ tests as having limited …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is So Cool! OK Go Teams Up With Google & Creates Classroom Materials For Their Videos

I’ve previously posted some of the group OK Go’s music videos, and was pleased to read today that they had teamed-up with Google to …

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom

Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays …

Education Technology

This Is So Cool! OK Go Teams Up With Google & Creates Classroom Materials For Their Videos

I’ve previously posted some of the group OK Go’s music videos, and was pleased to read today that they had teamed-up with Google to create the OK Go …

6 inspiring TED Talks that'll transform the way you think about music

From the latest in wearable tech to slamming beats made from the world's most famous particle accelerator, these videos will expand your musical …

Timelinely

<b>Timelinely empowers people to go beyond just video.</b><p>Highlight interesting parts of a video on a timeline with interactive comments, pictures, links, …

Stream the “Complete” John Coltrane Playlist: A 94-Hour Journey Through 700+ Transformative Tracks

In a contrarian take on the legacy of John Coltrane on the 50th anniversary of his death last year, Zack Graham at <i>GQ</i> did not recommend <i>Giant Steps</i> nor</i> …

Soul Music

Readers recommend playlist: songs with great drumming

A reader bangs the drum for your cut-making suggestions, including songs from Elvis Costello, the Ronettes, Tool and Bob Marley<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series</b> …

Bob Marley

The Secret To Creativity – According To Science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

The Real Book - Volume I (Songbook)

• <b>Author:</b><p>The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to …

Hear What Literally Every Genre of Music Sounds Like With This Tool

There is a lot of different types of music out there. Like, <i>a lot</i>. Don’t believe me? Check out this time-sucking tool called Every Noise at Once.<p>When …

Funk Music

The Real Book - Volume V

• <b>Author:</b><p>Since the 1970s, The Real Book has been the most popular book for gigging jazz musicians. Hal Leonard is proud to publish completely legal and legitimate editions of the original volumes as well as exciting new volumes to carry on the tradition to new generations of players in all styles of …

Interactive Listening

• <b>Author:</b> Peter Carney & Brian Felix<p><b>From cavemen to Beethoven to Coldplay, explore music in the first truly interactive e-textbook of its kind. Interactive Listening is a multimedia expedition through the history, science, and diverse languages of music. Every page uses audio, video, 3D instruments,</b> …

1917: 'Livery Stable Blues' becomes the first commercial jazz recording | NOLA.com

"Dixie Jass One Step" was on the flip side of the 78rpm disc.<p>Although these pioneering musicians referred to themselves as the Original Dixieland …

New Orleans

What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments?

Complete Coverage<p>—Stephanie Klein-Davis for Education Week<p>For a network of Virginia public schools, student projects offer proof of learning<p>With …

Pedagogy

How This High School Senior Is Disrupting Education

<i>Please tell me more about your schooling experience here in America. You mentioned you switched schools six times. Can you elaborate on that situation?</i><p>I’ve had an interesting time so far in school, and one that I plan to continue to have in college. Throughout my education, I changed two different …

Education

One of Kendrick Lamar’s new songs was created entirely on iPhone

Kendrick Lamar unleashed his eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, <i>DAMN</i>, on the world today.<p>Lamar is known for his perfectionism, using some of the best producers and equipment in the game to get his sound just right. But when it came to one of the best tracks on his new album, one of Lamar’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Open-Ended Questions

Goal<p>To help students understand how to ask questions that will get to a deeper understanding of their user and the context in which the user operates.<p>…

12 quick and dirty music theory tips

<b>If you want to take your 'untrained' compositions to the next level, the easiest way to do it is by developing a basic knowledge of music theory.</b><p>If …

Electric Guitar

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s …

CC BY-SA

The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research

Most educators have heard about John Hattie and his education research. I’ve shared many related resources over the years, and this first tweet by …

Thinkering Studio: Supporting Self-Directed Learning