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A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers

February, 2014<br>Technology is transforming the educational landscape at a tremendous speed giving birth to a new learning culture radically different …

Education Technology

10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Last summer, we published a week-long series called "The Young Person's Guide to Making Music" in collaboration with our colleagues at the radio program <i>From The Top</i>. The idea was to provide guidance and suggestions for parents and kids just starting out in music, with ideas for everything from …

Teacher Clicker app review: a tool to make any teacher’s job easier

Introduction<p>Teacher Clicker by Socrative is an education app meant to help teachers engage the entire body of the class while also capturing results. …

Watch out, bullies: She's got the band behind her

A few weeks ago, Emmanuela Kolman brought home her middle-school report card. She got an A in band, and her parents couldn't be prouder.<p>Any parent would be pleased by an A. But for 13-year-old Emmanuela, who goes by Mano, that A in band is a symbol. It represents eight months of hard work, a …

25 Things About Music Teaching and Education

~Download the eBook version: http://db.tt/U3ypKZY<p>A little joke that has traveled around the Illinois music teaching community is my book called <i>What</i> …

A look at the state of technology in music education at the end of the 2013 academic year

The circle of “leaders” in the topic of technology in music education is quite small, and most are on Twitter. Throughout the country, schools are …

To STEM or to STEAM? – that is the question.

Carol Bogash<p>In 2006, the U.S. National Academies, expressing their concern about the state of education in our country, recommended improving K-12 …

Why Do Music Students Have Higher SAT Scores?

New research suggests the reason has more to do with the sort of student who decides to study music than any brain-boosting benefits of …

Teaching Music...and other daily reflections

Yesterday, I took 13 students to district solo and small ensemble festival. We had learning experiences of all kinds occur. A freshman has the …