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.