Ed Tech Talk Round Table 40 | Sage On The Music Stage

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips.

Articles of the Week


  1. I have used all sorts of “smart” classroom tools and devices. Electronic whiteboards, clickers, projection systems, video capture systems and classroom control systems are just some of the devices that have entered my classrooms and my IT repair benches over the years.
  2. Faced with meager enrollment in band, orchestra, and choir programs, schools are using digital technology to excite students about creating music on today’s terms By Jennifer Demski 10/01/10 Carol Broos is on a mission. She is determined to appeal to the estimated 80 percent of students who do not enroll in traditional school music programs–band, orchestra, and choir. “I want to change the way that music courses are taught,” says Broos, who teaches music to students in grades 4 through 8 at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield, IL, about 20 miles north of Chicago. “I want to change music education from a performing art to a creating art.” Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/10/01/how-music-teachers-got-their-groove-back-music-instruction-goes-digital.aspx#AZaDpZdPL2Ey5jFH.99
  3. ive technologies are reaching maximum impact and are about to transform education, changing just about everything, according to educational futurist Jason Ohler. Speaking during the International Society for Technology in Education’s virtual conference on Feb. 13, Ohler noted that five trends–big data, augmented reality, the semantic web, extreme bring-your-own-device (BYOD), and transmedia storytelling–will change teaching and learning in the very near future.

Tech Tips


  1. iTunes Radio is free streaming radio with the best selection of music. It builds together stations you’ll love from day one. And the more you listen, the more personalized your stations become. It’s radio re-imagined.
  2. Photo Uploader for WordPress and other blogging platforms. This is an app that makes it much easier to take your photos from your iPhone or iPad and upload it onto your blog. It’s saved me hours of time so maybe it will make your life easier too.
  3. New: Enhance Your Google Drive with These Wonderful Add-ons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning educatorstechnology.com




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