Here are some apps that we think are helping to revolutionize music education, offering fun, information, and instruction anywhere, anytime.
Mobile technologies are playing a big role in the classroom, in virtually all kinds of education. Music is no exception, as a wealth of new applications for tablets and smartphones have made it possible to learn, share, and have fun with music education just about anywhere. Whether you’re a music teacher looking for new tools to share with students or a student looking for new ways to practice and learn, here are some of the apps that we think are helping to revolutionize music education, offering fun, information, and instruction anywhere, anytime.
Apple's new software lets anyone create digitally rich eBooks for iPads. iBooks Author experts Joe Wood and Burt Lo share why this new software is important and how to introduce it to schools right now.
App matches books to students' reading levels Book Retriever, a mobile application recently released by Classroom Library Co., continues to be an iTunes top seller even during summer break. The app allows parents and teachers to match a child's reading level to items found in a database of more than 130,000 books. The app also includes a cataloging tool and a list of 10 "hot" books that changes monthly.
On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that the adoption of the iPad by educational institutions was "unlike anything I've seen in technology." It's not just a cheaper iPad 2 that's driving record K-12 iPad sales, but Apple's total education apps...
When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them.
iPad is a promising mobile gadget in education. It has already started revolutionizing the way instruction is delivered .Some schools, particularly in the United States and Canada,have taken the initiative and commenced to employ the iPad as a learning and teaching tool . Although it is too early to talk about any scientific studies confirming the educational usability of this tablet , yet it would be unfair to ignore its prevalent use among students and teachers.
What's been your most valuable professional-development experience? Come on, there's got to be one!
What’s been your most valuable professional-development experience?
Come on, there’s got to be one! I want you to think about what made it meaningful for you. The time where you left feeling excited to try something new and jump in feet first. You felt like you were ready to conquer the world and couldn’t wait to impart this new practice/knowledge to your students.
Was it one thing? A combination of things? Was it the facilitator? Another attendee you connected with?
It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t been radically changed by technology, and education is no exception. Few classrooms these days operate without digital tools, gadgets, or applications that have made it easier for teachers to track student progress and tailor lessons to student needs and interests.
I love PDFs and I favour them over the other document formats and I am pretty sure many of you love then too. There are many things we can do with them apart from just viewing and reading them. Web 2.0 technologies have provided us with some free awesome tools to interact with this document format. We can now annotate, highlight, customize text font, add colours, add hyperlinks and many more, things which were until recently impossible to do on PDFs.