The Internet is becoming an increasingly more interactive and dynamic place, exploding with intuitively easy-to-use, and free, programs for music teachers and their students. In addition to wikis, blogs, and Google docs, there are a host of online music programs for teaching, creating and playing music. A decade or so ago you needed specialized, technical knowledge to design a Web page, but now even elementary school children can contribute to a classroom wiki easily. Several years ago you needed to purchase a music notation program to use on a single computer, but now there are programs for composing and arranging music for free anywhere you can get online. Because web applications are cross-platform and mostly free, they are perfect for budget conscious programs.

In this timely course, participants will look at ways to use many useful “Web 2.0” applications in their music teaching and professional development, engaging in several hands-on projects, and developing curricular content for their specific teaching assignment. No prior experience needed.

STUDENT WIKIS

Student "Pedal Point Duets" created with Noteflight

Free & Easy Course Outline

FREE & EASY COURSE FILES

FREE & EASY SESSION (workshop) OUTLINE:



ABOUT NOTEFLIGHT (an overview, w/examples & instructions, etc.)

Dr. Watson's NOTEFLIGHT Site


Dr. Watson's SOUNDATION Site


LINKS

Prior Knowledge Survey


WIKISPACES TUTORIAL VIDEOS




WIKISPACES HELP WIKI :)

Jeopardy-style Web 2.0 Review

LISTS of WEB 2.0 RESOURCES for MUSIC TEACHERS

PRE- and POST-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS (Villanova)

Course Wrap Up Survey (thanks!)


MusicFirst

Dr. Watson's Parkland SD YouTube Channel