Thursday, September 24, 2015
Teaching Music Magazine - October 2015, page 22 - Here I am!
During the summer, I was honored to be interviewed for an article in Teaching Music Magazine (published by NAfME) about technology in the orchestra classroom. Yesterday I received my copy in the mail and I was so excited to see the article in print. I love using technology in my classroom and I have found many ways in incorporate technology. The article could only mention a few of the ways I use technology in my classroom, but soon I will write a post with more ideas.
This week to encourage my students to practice, I gave them an assignment involving the use of technology. Students had to record themselves during part of their practice using a phone, ipad, or other recording device. Next they answered questions about the things they noticed about their playing. I have been so impressed with the insightful comments students have been making about their practice sessions. After watching themselves in the recordings, many students have a renewed desire to work harder and get better.