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6 Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy For Teachers

6 Alternatives To Bloom’s Taxonomy For Teachers | Music Education | Scoop.it
This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and...

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Some good ideas to consider for our students.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:26 PM

TeachThought not only gives us 6 interesting alternative looks at Bloom's but scroll all the way to the bottom where you'll be treated to links to go even further. I'm particularly interested in Bloom's Taxonomy according to Jerry Seinfeld...

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Teaching music for well-being | music work

Teaching music for well-being | music work | Music Education | Scoop.it
I've given five presentations over the last couple of months and many of these have discussed my ideas about teaching music for well-being, rather than simply for excellence. A striving for excellence is in fact part of ...

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Absolutely fabulous article highlighting the importance of music in our lives. A well structured, supported discussion.

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Rebecca Black Strikes Again With New 'Saturday' Music Video

Rebecca Black Strikes Again With New 'Saturday' Music Video | Music Education | Scoop.it
Rebecca Black is back to rule over your weekend.
The artist who came out with the catchy, though somewhat obnoxious, pop song "Friday," is making her way through the days of the week, debuting a new music video aptly entitled "Saturday."
Yes, really.

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Musically more interesting that "Friday" and it doesn't take itself too seriously. Just enjoy the music!

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The Archaeology News Network: Ancient human history encoded in music’s complex patterns

The Archaeology News Network: Ancient human history encoded in music’s complex patterns | Music Education | Scoop.it

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Ancient human history encoded in music’s complex patterns
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School District 204 is set to redesign to music instrument education - Positively Naperville

School District 204 is set to redesign to music instrument education - Positively Naperville | Music Education | Scoop.it
Positively Naperville School District 204 is set to redesign to music instrument education Positively Naperville On Monday, District 204′s music coordinator and fine arts department chairs presented the Board of Education with a redesign to the way...
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Money, time and resources... add passionate teachers. This has potential to lead the way, if done properly.

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Why Music? The Benefits of a Musical Education

Why Music? The Benefits of a Musical Education | Music Education | Scoop.it
This infographic by University of Florida’s Master of Music in Music Education takes a look at the proven, positive impact that musical education makes on children from all backgrounds, through cognitive development, creativity, self-confidence and...

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Great article outlining the benefits of Music Education.

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Gemma Gallego's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:54 AM

Beneficis de l'educació musical...

Isaiah Ho Ser Jia's curator insight, July 22, 2:10 PM

This is an interesting infographic about how a musical education is beneficial. Some benefits are firstly, general learning and brain skills. It improves reading skills, increases ability to incorporate sound patterns of a new language into words, better motor skills, superior working and long-term memory. 

 

Secondly, it allows for better academic achievement. It allows them to filter out noise more effectively, scoring 22% better in English and 20% better in Maths. Lastly, it helps with life skills and personal enrichment. They had increased self-esteem, better attentiveness and perseverance, more creativity. 

 

This infographic was created by University of Florida, advertising for their online Master of Music in Education degree program. Hence, they might have just focused on the benefits and not on the disadvantages of the degree. I feel that with the impact that music is able to bring about in our society today, this infographic might help potential students or aspiring music artists to see the benefits that a musical education can bring about.  However, the downside of this infographic might be riding on the 'fame' of music artists to try and convince students to sign up for their online degree program. Hence, it highlights the importance of music in our society today. 

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Creating Music with iPads - iPad and Technology in Music Education

Creating Music with iPads  - iPad and Technology in Music Education | Music Education | Scoop.it

"One area that I don’t have time to explore very often during the school year is creating music on my iPad. It seems with all the day to day activities of teaching that I totally loose touch with musical explorations and composing. I’ve been taking more time lately to do this and I am floored at what I can do with an iPad and a few apps. I am not going to give you a history lesson here but I will say that at one time in my career I dreamed of creating a wonderful MIDI lab outfitted with computers, keyboards, speakers and mixers for my students to use. That dream never happened because of the crazy cost involved. My dream has been reshaped. Here is what I’ve found…."


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Wonderful technological developments, making music creating accessbile and engaging for everyone.

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Jeannine Berube's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:56 PM

ipad again!

Cristian Barkan's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:10 PM

I think this is pretty cool, if you have a iPad you can make music by just downloading apps.  You can take a iPad anywhere, you can be bored, or sitting somewhere ust waiting and  you can just pulled out your ipad and start making music and that is of course if you are into music.

Alanis Tittemore's curator insight, December 7, 1:27 PM

The involvement the Apple products has had in the music industry is just amazing. In Mr. Shimmons article, he mentions all the new apps created to make music that sounds somewhat professional at a very low to no cost. This news all that bad considering now humans can teach the youth how to compose music and possibly make it easier to learn instruments. However, it is becoming a growing problem for the industry itself because everyone wants to be their 'own producer' and people are paying less for record labels.  

 

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Technology in Music Education - dlp Music Books

Technology in Music Education - dlp Music Books | Music Education | Scoop.it
Technology in Music Education. I get an uneasy feeling when I read about or hear people say using technology or “Googling is making students dumber.” I have

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Discover.

Learn.

Play.

 

Use technology to enhance learning; not replace it.

 

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Chris Carter's comment, August 10, 2013 12:31 AM
Thanks, Angie!
Jeannine Berube's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:53 PM

Interesting.  Will have to "check out" a book when I have a little extra cash. 

Naji Ali's curator insight, October 8, 10:15 PM

Technology has improved musical education. According to "Technology in Music" article based on technology, it has created dlp music books. These books help strengthen your mind and are very challenging, according to The Dallas School Of Music. These are called Kore Books. They also developed Jazz books which help strengthen you jazz skills and knowledge.

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Music in higher education: what is it worth? – roundtable discussion - The Guardian (blog)

Music in higher education: what is it worth? – roundtable discussion - The Guardian (blog) | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Music in higher education: what is it worth?
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"We need to reconnect music with the world of ideas," one panelist concluded. "We can rein people into music through linking the ideas, science, film and literature that surround the context of musical creation. We must not regress into isolation, but rather communicate the obvious value of music.

 

I hope they do.

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News - Skoog launches on App Store - Music Education UK

News - Skoog launches on App Store - Music Education UK | Music Education | Scoop.it
The Skoog is an electronic instrument that provides musicians with a new way to play music, including those with disabilities. Roughly hand-sized, the Skoog is a tactile cube that plugs into a home computer or laptop via a ...
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First the Moog, now the Skoog... and the potential is awesome to allow music creation to be accessible to everyone... if you have an Apple computer, that is.

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Glass owners can now listen to Google Play Music - Digital Trends

Glass owners can now listen to Google Play Music - Digital Trends | Music Education | Scoop.it
Google has released a Play Music app, and added an, "OK Glass, listen to" voice command to Google Glass. To make listening to music more enjoyable using the specs, it has also released a pair of stereo earbuds.
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Interesting to see this driven to be included. I wonder how "good" the stereo earbuds are? Exciting times...

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Music Education | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time. And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using...

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Very useful information to help with planning for the classroom.

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Braves Read's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:36 PM

Digital time savers for educators... Great tools!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:11 PM

With the growth of BYOD, this list will be useful for teachers.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:21 PM

Many of these are free tools.

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TECHNOLOGY for TEACHING MUSIC: Music Technology Blog

http://music3t.blogspot.com/ A blog I stumbled upon recently with some thoughtful and useful posts on creating meaningful music lessons and utilizing technology. Interesting reads on administrative apps for the ipad.

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Very helpful blog with detailed insight into uses of particular technologies to enhance music education.

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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains | Music Education | Scoop.it

You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative ideas, here is how the tunes you are playing affect how your brain works.


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We all know through personal experience, that certain music will make us feel a certain way. It would be area that could have further exploration, and refining to help more people.

 

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:56 PM

This is interesting! I thought that listening to loud music improved my concentration while studying, but then I guess this was a fallacy. Some of the beliefs proved wrong in this article are as follows:1 When it comes to creative work, loud music may not be the best option. 2

sometimes we can understand the emotions of a piece of music without actually feeling them. 3 Drivers made more mistakes and drove more aggressively when listening to their own choice of music.

These are some surprising revelations which force us to think more about listening to music-it doesn't mean I will stop listening to music, rather it is about being more careful while driving and listening to music, and yes, this is important for all students!

Honorable Daniel Adjei's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:02 PM

 

For some reason, I am in love with this article. Belle Beth Copper is a content crafter at Buffer. Co-founder of Hello Code. Copper quote's Friedrich Nietzsche saying "without music, life would be a mistake." She uses ethos in the first parts of the article. She state how our emotions are affected by our music. She gives eight statements and explain in detailed each. The eight statement are:

1.) Music is a big part of our lives.

2.) Ambient noise can improve creativity.

3.) Our music choices can predict our personality.

4.) Music can significantly distract us while driving.

5.) Music training can improve our reasoning skills.

6.) Classical music can improve visual attention.

7.) One side Phone calls are more distracting than normal conversation.

8.)Music help us exercise.

 

This article goes in detail with each statements. 

Cameron Hunter's curator insight, January 17, 11:57 AM

This is interesting to me becasue one of my primary goals in life is heal people through music. Pass research about music and the effect  it has on the brain allowed me to connect with most of the information. I didn't  know Ambient noise inhances creativity, amazing. 

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Balkan music maestro Bregovic sets up Roma education fund - GlobalPost

Balkan music maestro Bregovic sets up Roma education fund - GlobalPost | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Balkan music maestro Bregovic sets up Roma education fund
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Goran Bregovic, one of the most famous musicians in the Balkans, said Monday he would create a foundation to help talented Bosnian Roma get music education.
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Wonderful vision of Bregovic.

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Why new technologies could never replace great teaching

Why new technologies could never replace great teaching | Music Education | Scoop.it
Technology in education gets plenty of hype, but let's not forget the importance of teaching and learning, says Pamela Wright

 

So where do I stand as an educator, as a leader in education? The centre point of my passion is a philosophy that I instil into my staff, into the school and into every school I support. It is the child – first and foremost.

 

Teachers don't simply teach concepts and skills. Any new technology can do that.

 

Good teachers inspire our young people to be lifelong learners, creating a culture of independent enquiry with their enthusiasm and passion. I know this because I see it every day. Good teachers have the skills to know exactly how to get the best out of each and every young person in their care.

 


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A passionate teacher will engage with students: the relationship is integral to this engagement.

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Good teachers inspire our young people to be lifelong learners, creating a culture of independent enquiry with their enthusiasm and passion. I know this because I see it every day.

 

Good teachers have the skills to know exactly how to get the best out of each and every young person in their care.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:27 AM

Try: inspiration

Benjamin Flambert's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Le professeur ne peut pas être remplacé totalement par les nouvelles technologies

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Technology In Music Education

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"Have you used technology today while teaching music class?

 

Since I arrived at school at 7:10 this morning I have! I started by scanning in Euphonium parts for the community band, 16 of them. That took about 5 minutes. Then I scanned all the parts for our marching band show for next fall. Three songs, all parts…. That took about one minute per song…. Three minutes and thirty seconds total. I’ve got to pause here and say that I really love the Kinolta BizHub copier/scanner our school purchased a few years ago! Scanning is fast, wicked fast! Every sheet of music I digitize is time saved later. For instance let me continue…."


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Music teachers can multi-task. Technology helps us streamline the admininstration/ work to enable us to get the task of creating and making music faster with our students.

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Alexx Castro's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:22 AM

I find this article very interesting to read. As a student that has attempted to bring music into the work environment of education I finally get to see the process of bringing it into the school like environment.

breezecardshawty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:25 AM

I think this is great especially for kids looking to get into the world of music early.

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Josh Groban Visits HGSE | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Josh Groban Visits HGSE | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Music Education | Scoop.it
“I have so many more questions than answers about the ever expanding side of it [music education] – the music therapy side of it, the scientific side of it. It is fascinating to me…,” he said. “Part of why I'm here is that I'm ready to ...
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Many people have experienced the "healing" power of power - even if it is just the simple act of putting on your favourite song, when you jump in the car. Music soothes our soul - lets teach about the best way to apply Music, through education.

 

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A R Rahman bats for proper music education for kids | Yellow ...

A R Rahman bats for proper music education for kids | Yellow ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
New York, Dec 3: Underlining the need for music schools for youngsters, Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman feels children across India should have access to proper music education. Learning music is “not merely a side thing where you ...
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The battle  to have music education recognised fairly amongst other traditional subjects continues.

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Studies point to lifelong cognitive benefits of music education

Studies point to lifelong cognitive benefits of music education | Music Education | Scoop.it
Studies have long suggested that music education can benefit children through their years in school. Such research is the basis for VH-1's Save The Music Foundation, which.
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“Musical activity throughout life may serve as a challenging cognitive exercise, making your brain fitter and more capable of accommodating the challenges of aging,” said Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, an assistant professor of neurology and radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University. This is only one of the quotes in the article, supporting the value of Music Education.

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Spotify to launch free music-streaming option for mobile users, report says

Spotify to launch free music-streaming option for mobile users, report says | Music Education | Scoop.it
Spotify is expected to soon launch a new free music-streaming option for mobile. The ad-supported service will allow users to select a limited number of tracks, with the company hoping many will eventually switch to its enhanced subscription service.

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This is be exciting to see implemented.

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Music Education: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care | Infectious ...

Music Education: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care | Infectious ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
We recently announced an annual donation based compilation from New Age Media Management and The Catalyst Publicity Group featuring artists such as Sparks The Rescue, Nathan ...
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Music has been scientifically documneted to be an activity that engages both the right and left sides of the brain simltaneously. This link explored some of the impact Music Education has had on both artists and companies.

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