Sound Systems for the 21st-Century Classroom

Barbara Freedmanaudio, book, Internet, lessons, Music Technology Basics, Session Handouts, TMEA

My article, “Sound Systems for the 21st- Century Classroom” was featured in the November 2016 Texas Music Educators magazine Southwestern Musician. To see a pdf version of the article, click HERE.  Some of the items referenced in the article can be seen in the links below. The are examples of some of the products you can use in your classroom. Other … Read More

A Blended Learning Experiment in the High School Music Technology Classroom: Part 1

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, online course, student music, teaching3 Comments

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I decided to do an experiment with my Introduction to Electronic Music classes. I created an entire unit that I would give very little “live” explanation about the assignments but provided students with detailed assignment sheets, complete with graphics, and corresponding video explaining and demonstrating how to do each assignment in the software. All the teaching and work would be done in class just as always except, this time, they would be listening and watching me explain and demonstrate via video screen-cast. The unit I chose was the Final Project. Suffice to say, things are much better than expected!

Fall 2012 Teaching Music with GarageBand Online Course Starts October 3

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, online course0 Comments

The 10 session course will be in the Standard Format and run for 11 consecutive weeks, skipping Thanksgiving week. In 10 sessions you’ll not only learn the basics of GarageBand but how to use it to teach basic music and composition skills to your students. You leave the course with all the materials you need to teach an introductory course using music technology including 17 lesson plans, student assignment sheets, handouts and worksheets for the lessons.

CMEA 11

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Presentations, Session Handouts, teaching3 Comments

I gave two technology sessions at the CMEA 2011 In Service Conference. Click on the links below to download the handouts. Thursday, April 7, 1:15 PM  TeachMusicHandout2 Friday, April 8, 10:15 AM – 12:15 AM GarageBand Thanks for attending my sessions. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Contact me click HERE. Thanks!

January 2011 Blog Carnival!

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Reviews, teaching4 Comments

The January 2011 Music Education Carnival hosted by MusicEdTech.com This carnival hopes to provide a “sounding board” and venue for publication for the Music Education Related Bloggers. Anyone who is writing about topics that are directly related to musicians, music performance, music education, or music technology are welcome to be part of this carnival.

NYSSMA Handout

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Presentations, Session Handouts, teaching2 Comments

On December 3, 2010, I gave a session at the NY State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester, NY entitled Teach Music. The Technology Will Follow. The session was about how free or inexpensive entry-level software for Mac (GarageBand) or PC (Mixcraft) can be used to teach music concepts. I ran out of handouts so here’s a .pdf file … Read More