Sessions at 2014 OSU String Teacher Workshop
Once again, it was a pleasure heading back to Buckeye Country to present technology sessions for the 2014 OSU Summer String Teachers Workshop! Below are some outlines, links, and other resources that were mentioned in my presentations. Please let me know should you have any further questions or if you just want to chat about technology. It was great to meet you all and catch up with friends!
General Session: Essential Elements Interactive
Monday, July 7 — 3:30-4:30 PM (With Pam Hayes)
Synopsis: This session will show you the latest in the tried and true method, Essential Elements. The new EEi site is a fantastic resource for teachers and students to maximize learning while taking advantage of 21st century web technology. Visit the EEi Website to sign up or create a demo account. It’s free! More information…
Technology Session 1: Organizing your musical life with technology
Monday, July 7 — 4:30-5:20 PM. Synopsis: This session will help you get organized by showing you how you can use technology to simplify and organize administrative tasks, aid with communication, provide learning opportunities outside the classroom, and more. You will learn about “cloud computing” and how it can free up your reliance on a specific computer or device while safeguarding important data with instant online backups. See outline/links for this session.
Technology Session 2: iOS Apps and other portable technology
Tuesday, July 8 — 3:30-4:20 PM. Synopsis: This session will demonstrate some of the top apps for iPhone and iPad and how you can utilize them in your classroom to demonstrate a variety of musical concepts, assess student performances, provide tutorials and drills, and more. This technology can motivate your students to reach beyond their traditional books and sheet music to explore musical composition and improvisation.
See my iOS Apps page for details!
Technology Session 3: Create exciting accompaniments for your students with Garageband for Mac
Tuesday, July 8 — 4:30-5:20 PM. Synopsis: Does your string class or orchestra need a boost? Accompaniment tracks don’t have to be purchased – you can make professional sounding audio yourself with Garageband! Come learn some of the basics of one of the easiest digital audio workstations. Your students will be inspired by and benefit from the harmonic and rhythmic backgrounds you can easily create with loops and a variety of software instruments!
Check out some of my examples of the accompaniments I’ve created for my students. Feel free to download and use them with your students!
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