In a recent article in THE Journal, Jennifer Demski explains how music teachers are using digital technology to excite students about creating music on today’s terms. The article cites multiple examples of how music teachers are reaching out to students to increase their interest in music. One teacher that incorporates technology into her music curriculum typically averages around 30 or 35 percent of the seniors who completed the program go on to enter college as music technology or music composition majors.
There’s no need to spend a lot of money to use more technology in your music curriculum. Online resources and open source recording software make getting started free.
Read the full article here: How Music Teachers Got Their Groove Back: Music Instruction Goes Digital
- Audacity - Open source (free) recording and audio editing software – also great for podcasting
- MusicEdTech – teach music, the technology will follow
- Music Tech Teacher – lessons, quizzes, etc.
- media.bcbe.org – Teachers can post student projects for the world to see
What music resources have you used in your classroom? Share some resources with other teachers with the comment form below.