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This site aims to identify methods, research, and resources for music education that help build learner capacity.
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Arts & The Mind

"Arts & the Mind," hosted and narrated by Lisa Kudrow, reveals the crucial impact of the arts on the human brain across our lifetimes.  Full episodes are available online:

Creativity- http://video.pbs.org/video/2278293090

The Art of Connections- http://video.pbs.org/video/2278294471/

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A different way to visualize rhythm - John Varney

A different way to visualize rhythm - John Varney | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-different-way-to-visualize-rhythm-john-varney In standard notation, rhythm is indicated on a musical bar line
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Music and Dance Drive Academic Achievement - YouTube

Tucson elementary schools find success by infusing art and music into every discipline. Learn more in our "Why Arts Education Must Be Saved: Special Report":...
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Broader-Minded Movement - YouTube

Music not only impacts academic achievement, it also shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them. Let's think beyond the bubb...
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Musicians talk about why they create music (Video)

Featuring singers like Ne-Yo and Dave Haywood from the country band Lady Antebellum, the film for ASCAP showcases how 15 award-winning musicians and songwriters choose to create music and what it means to them.
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Pentatonix Official Website : Video - The Evolution of Music

Pentatonix Official Website : Video - The Evolution of Music | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
The Official Website of Pentatonix. Get all the latest news, tour info and music here!
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Enjoy this a cappella journey through music.

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Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel - ThePianoGuys - YouTube

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Cellos, Star Wars,.... what fun.... enjoy.

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Library of Congress Launches “Songs of America” Presentation | News Releases - Library of Congress

'Songs of America' (www.loc.gov/collection/songs-of-america/) brings forward 80,000 digitized, curated items including maps, recordings, videos, sheet music, essays, biographies, curator talks and more to explore America’s history through the prism of song.
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arts_ed_week_resolution.pdf

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Celebrate "Arts In Education Week." Here is the resolution. Also visit the DPI Connect site to see the recent article from State Superintendent Tony Evers about the arts with highlights from the Appleton Community. http://dpiconnected.dpi.wi.gov/#Article_4

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Seeing black, feeling color: Music education student overcomes disability to ... - The Pendulum

The Pendulum Seeing black, feeling color: Music education student overcomes disability to ... The Pendulum “I think being blind has meant I can't find as much beauty in visual art or film,” he said.
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The Power of Diversity: Innovation In A Song - Forbes

The Power of Diversity: Innovation In A Song - Forbes | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
The next time someone questions the value of diversity, tell’em to go whistle up a tune;  Autumn in New York  to be specific.  This rather modest “jazz standard” is a microcosm of how diversity adds to the creativity of a society.
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John F. Kennedy: Magazine Article "The Arts in America."

John F. Kennedy: Magazine Article "The Arts in America." | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it

This 1962 article authored by President John F. Kennedy shares his thoughts about the arts.  It is a pursuit which continues today-- 

"To further the appreciation of culture among all the people, to increase respect for the creative individual, to widen participation by all the processes and fulfillment's of art--this is one of the fascinating challenges of these days."- President John F. Kennedy

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The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents

The Benefits of Music Education . Music & Arts . Education | PBS Parents | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it

Here is one of a series of eight articles that would be useful to parents and music booster organizations.  


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Music Education with Surface & Digital Ink

Andrew Fitzgerald is a music teacher at Long Beach Unified School District, where 23% of his students are English language learners and 68% come fro
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Traditional and technological tools showcased to support the building of skills and knowledge in music...
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Salute to Wisconsin Veteran History | Events Calendar | Wisconsin Historical Society

Salute to Wisconsin Veteran History | Events Calendar | Wisconsin Historical Society | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it

Wisconsin Historical Society concert saluting Wisconsin Veterans, Nov. 11, 2014 at 7pm in Lacrosse,WI.

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"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause."  
- President Abraham Lincoln

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"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause."  
- President Abraham Lincoln

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins - YouTube

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins - YouTube | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brai...
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Educational Leadership:Helping Struggling Students:The Arts Make a Difference

Educational Leadership:Helping Struggling Students:The Arts Make a Difference | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Les Paul | Legendary Music and Electronics Innovator

Les Paul | Legendary Music and Electronics Innovator | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
Les Paul page with video, books and images.
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Celebrating Wisconsin's own - Les Paul on what would have been his 99th Birthday. Enjoy this video and site.  

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Getting started as a DJ: Mixing, mashups and digital turntables - Cole Plante - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/getting-started-as-a-dj-mixing-mashups-and-digital-turntables-cole-plante DJ and producer Cole Plante is only 17 ...
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NAfME – Music Education – English Language Learners in Music Class

NAfME – Music Education – English Language Learners in Music Class | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it
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Strategies (more info on link)

 

Create a low-risk environment Be patient.Talk less.Allow more wait time sIncorporate visual aids.Use gestures Repeat songs. Illustrate song phrases,Use cooperative learning activities .Rephrase vocabulary terms in multiple ways. Recognize students’ native languages and cultures.Create word walls and living walls.Remove jargon and slang from your speech.

 

Excellent, useful, practical article.

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Watch now: Mister Rogers Remixed: Sing Together (the B-Side) | PBS Remixes | PBS Video

Remixed by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.
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'Round the World in 18 Songs (Live at Google Zeitgeist '12) | cdza Opus No. 15

CDZA had the honor of performing at Google Zeitgeist, the annual intellectual summit held in Arizona. A global medley for global people. 1) New Orleans - Sai...
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Interesting mix of songs.  Enjoy a break and listen.  Also check out their video- Western Music in 16 genres based on "What a Wonderful World"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZb7KeJUQ8.

 

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Music Advocacy

Music Advocacy | Music Education and Research | Scoop.it

A list of Videos showing the importance of teaching music in schools. Compiled by Plank Road Publishing.


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Jenny Clark's curator insight, March 6, 2014 5:16 PM

Cool sight for numerous video clips about music advocacy!

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Culture Connect

This interactive site from the Kennedy Center offers videos and descriptions for learners to investigate.  Enjoy.

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Enlivening the Senses: Arts|Learning at the Core of Education

A film for Arts|Learning, Inc. by Derek LeDoux. Sponsored in part by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (13 minutes)

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