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Apps in Education: Can I draw music?

Apps in Education: Can I draw music? | Music Education | Scoop.it

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Good roundup of 10 "drawing" music apps.

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Amanda Siegel: Music education offers skills for this century and beyond - The Providence Journal

Amanda Siegel: Music education offers skills for this century and beyond - The Providence Journal | Music Education | Scoop.it
The Providence Journal Amanda Siegel: Music education offers skills for this century and beyond The Providence Journal While many would argue that the study of music should be part of a well-rounded education, the matter is still somewhat...
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Participation in an instrumental or choral ensemble is an excellent training ground for learning to work with others toward a common goal. For example, in a youth orchestra with dozens of members, it is crucial that all maintain a high level of concentration, carefully listening to one another and watching the conductor. Each musician must learn to play his or her own part well, but only when individual parts are combined with precision and sensitivity does the music of the ensemble emerge. This requires consistent practice, intense focus, and significant collaboration. In the words of one of my own music teachers, music is the ultimate team sport.

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Beethoven boost: Classical music may help younger children concentrate in ... - National Post

Beethoven boost: Classical music may help younger children concentrate in ... - National Post | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Beethoven boost: Classical music may help younger children concentrate in ...
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Music has benefits at many different levels in education. I am so glad these benefits have been documented as a positive 'side effect' for children.

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Classical music improves concentration and social skills

Classical music improves concentration and social skills | Music Education | Scoop.it

New study unveils positive effects of classical music education in primary schools.


Via Charles Tiayon
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Play on! Good news for music educators.

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There's something about classical music that improves the mind. When exploring the concepts of classical music, you're allowing the mind to explore a deep level of music. Classical is basically the Shakespeare of music. It's intense, but it's wonderful when you're either listening to it or playing it. From my own experiences, I've felt a positive difference, mentally, when I've listened to nothing but classical for a week.

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Music Education Apps for Android – 2014 edition | Busted Piano String

Music Education Apps for Android – 2014 edition | Busted Piano String | Music Education | Scoop.it
Back in September, I shared some music education apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Now, it's Android's turn. These are some of the best music education apps for Android that I have found. I have tried all of these on my ...

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Great resource for music technology!

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Music On The Street talks with Adam Corkery, music director at Lake ...

Music On The Street talks with Adam Corkery, music director at Lake ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
You can't open up a newspaper or magazine without seeing another study on the benefits of music education for kids. As a result, there are an abundance of programs popping up around town, but how do you know what is ...
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Check them out! Great article outlining the benefits of music education.

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Apps in Education: Fun Music Making Apps

Apps in Education: Fun Music Making Apps | Music Education | Scoop.it

“@sjgorman @MissJBrewer Apps in Education: Fun Music Making Apps http://t.co/R6n3dBckj7 #iosedapp”


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Technology and music = creativity.

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In The Music Room with Ukulele Mike Lynch

In The Music Room with Ukulele Mike Lynch | Music Education | Scoop.it
Printable Lesson Plans, Grade Book Pages, and Seating Charts for Music Teachers (Printable Lesson Plans, Grade Book Pages, and Seating Charts for Music Teachers http://t.co/Gswb0VP1u5)...
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A Response to “Options Increase as Google Enters the Education ...

A Response to “Options Increase as Google Enters the Education ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
I have paid attention to the work of Andrew Marcinek for some time, and have even quoted him at presentations. On January 3rd, Edutopia printed an article by Mr. Marcinek, and it was tweeted out this morning (January 6th).
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Excellent questions are asked in response:

We have to abandon this “kids have to be able to type to write papers” philosophy of integration.If students have open access to devices, there is no way they are going to not install every game in the Google Play Store.I would like to know what the sample size was when “students preferred” is used.PARCC is referenced in the article, but what about P21?I am tiring of technology initiatives that are failing to consider the arts and electives as a device is chosen.The “Age Appropriate Device” philosophy threatens usability in the electives and the arts.And ultimately, I am afraid of the impact that columns like this have on fellow administrators, IT leaders, educators not currently in a technology initiative, and the general public.
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NAfME – Music Education – English Language Learners in Music Class

NAfME – Music Education – English Language Learners in Music Class | Music Education | 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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An app you need to download today…NotateMe Now | Technology ...

An app you need to download today…NotateMe Now | Technology ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
As a music educator, I can't believe that this is a free app, and my students will be downloading this app on Tuesday (school is cancelled here in Minnesota as temperatures will be below -20°F with windchills in excess of ...
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Where NotateMe Now has the potential to shine is in education. Most teachers that work with student-created notation focus on single melodic lines…and that is exactly what NotateMe Now provides. Furthermore, students can learn how to write notation by hand with all the benefits of seeing their work in modern notation with the ability to play what they write and to export that work as well. So, here is a way to meet your state standards for using technology, writing music, and dictating music.

Download today!

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The Coolest Music in the World: Listen to Siberian Ice Drummers Use Frozen Lake Baikal as an Incredible Musical Instrument | SnowAddiction.org

The Coolest Music in the World: Listen to Siberian Ice Drummers Use Frozen Lake Baikal as an Incredible Musical Instrument | SnowAddiction.org | Music Education | Scoop.it

A group of Siberian percussionists have become an internet hit with an exhibition of ice drumming on frozen Lake Baikal.

 

In minus 20C, they found by pure chance that the one metre thick ice has a distinctive and haunting rhythm all of its own, reported the Siberian Times.

 

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This is just amazing! Be inspired!

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A List of Some of The Best Free Web Resources on Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Some of The Best Free Web Resources on Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Music Education | Scoop.it
Some of The Best Free Web Resources on #MusicEd ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/W12DvxHhfe via @medkh9 #PLAN #PMEA

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Fantastic article giving heaps of resources for classroom music educators - both primary and secondary.

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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 | Scoop.it
Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs. Learn all the benefits of music education. (believes that everyone should be involved in music from an early age.
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More support for the benefits of music ed in a balanced educational system.
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Well-being for choir leaders – strategies for coping when the workload seems overwhelming! | Total Choir Resources

Well-being for choir leaders – strategies for coping when the workload seems overwhelming! | Total Choir Resources | Music Education | Scoop.it
I'll be honest - writing this article is a struggle today. I wasn't going to say that; I don't like to whinge. After all, I have a great job that gives me a (Well-being for choir leaders - strategies for coping when the workload seems overwhelming!
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Great resource to follow like-minded music educators.

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Music education improves young minds - The Canberra Times

Music education improves young minds - The Canberra Times | Music Education | Scoop.it
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Music education improves young minds
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However, her research shows that music education needs to be disciplined for at least two to four years before it can ''sculpt the brain''.
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More research supporting the benefits of music education.

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New Statistics Linking Music Education to Cognitive Development

New Statistics Linking Music Education to Cognitive Development | Music Education | Scoop.it
Cognitively, we all agree music, math and education are interwoven. Whether teacher or parent, stakeholders in the college- and career-readiness of students agree that understanding one begets  suc...

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Great news for Music Educators and music-lovers alike: 'In other words: if your child prefers Lady Gaga to J.S. Bach, do not despair! The great thing about music is that it’s all beneficial, whether it’s baroque or hip-hop. Likewise, the child who studies electric guitar receives the same cognitive benefits as the child who learns classical piano."

 

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BBC Wales - BBC Wales, Mary King demonstrates the art of breathing

BBC Wales - BBC Wales, Mary King demonstrates the art of breathing | Music Education | Scoop.it
Vocal coach Mary King gives advice on how to breathe correctly while singing.
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Great interview/ advice for Choral directors and educators (to protect their voices.)

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,Playing classical music to your child can improve their listening skills later on in life

,Playing classical music to your child can improve their listening skills later on in life | Music Education | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Institute of Education, University of London found a scheme that introduces classical music to children boosted their concentration.


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And that's another reasong why I teach "the classics".

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8 ways music can help you stay healthy | Wellness | Embrace Life | Best Health

8 ways music can help you stay healthy | Wellness | Embrace Life | Best Health | Music Education | Scoop.it
Listening to your favourite tunes can pump you up, help you relax and keep you happy. Here's how listening to music makes you healthier

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More evidence that music is good for you, if you didn't already know...

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David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve | Video on TED.com

As his career grew, David Byrne of the Talking Heads went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music?

 

From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

 

Click headline to watch the video of his TEDTalk presentation and read the comments--


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Fantastic TedTalk! Very interesting, drawing on his own experiences.

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Whyd hopes to connect music lovers like never before (Wired UK)

Whyd hopes to connect music lovers like never before (Wired UK) | Music Education | Scoop.it
Whyd allows you to organise, collect and share your favourite tracks in one convenient place.
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Whyd, an aggregator and social record collection for all of your streaming music, hopes to solve this issue by allowing you to organise, collect and share your favourite tracks in one convenient place.

Here's hoping!

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Mommy Maestra: The Powerful Impact of Music Education on ...

Mommy Maestra: The Powerful Impact of Music Education on ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
Many educators and parents have intuitively known for decades that music education plays an important role in a child's academic life. It's the reason why I signed my kids up for guitar & piano classes and why I decided that ...
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The Powerful Impact of Music Education on Overall Academic Performance. Video embedded in this is the most concise.
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The art of learning: Why teaching music matters - The Oshkosh Northwestern

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Anxiety abounds concerning the demands of our rapidly changing and ever more complicated world and about the ability of our educational system to respond.
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We need education that nurtures judgment as well as mastery, ethics and values as well as analysis. We need learning that will enable students to interpret complexity, to adapt, and to make sense of lives they never anticipated. We need a way of teaching that encourages them to develop understanding of those different from themselves, enabling constructive collaborations across national and cultural origins and identities.In other words, we need learning that incorporates what the arts teach us.

Exactly. And that's why Music Education is valuable.

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Making sure young brains get the benefits of music training - PBS

Making sure young brains get the benefits of music training - PBS | Music Education | Scoop.it
Making sure young brains get the benefits of music training
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The percentage of students receiving music education has been in decline for decades.
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It is time for the cycle of engagement to turn back to the positives of music education.

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