Because I have a few students who speak no English this year, I had the opportunity to use Google translate to help students understand the directions.  In particular, I have 4 Hebrew-speaking students who are learning English for the first time this year.  Here is how it looked – you should have seen the look on their faces when they FINALLY understood what was going on in class!  It made my heart SO happy!!Image

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My hope is that this blog will add to the conversation of what makes a 21st Century Music Education for students and how teachers can create this environment.
After facilitating staff development for teachers the past 5 years, I am returning the classroom with lots of ideas – and even more questions – about what constitutes a 21st Century Music Education.  This blog will serve as  place to post my thoughts and questions. . . and hopefully to hear yours as well.

As a part of our professional development day tomorrow, a few of my fabulous colleagues will be highlighting some ways they use technology as a tool for teaching and learning. 

iPad apps:

– Explain Everything  as a tool for formative assessment

– Documenting Student Achievement Using Evernote

– Formative Assessment Using a Personal Response System (like students voters – except using iPads) – Apps = e-Clickers and Socrative

– Documenting Observational Data on Students using Confer

– Creating content using Strip Design, Lifecards and Puppet Pals

 

Other tech ideas:

– Documenting Student Learning with Individual Student Blogs

 

I am looking forward to figuring out how some of these apply specifically to the music classroom!