It was interesting to see everyone's projects revealed at the presentation. There were two other groups that had adopted the maker movement philosophy and it was impressive to see one group coordinate outfits as a way of marketing their brand. I also got to talk to others about my project and listen to their experiences … Continue reading POL


12B Mix Up. Mash Up.

In this lecture we saw Abelton Live being used as a music performance tool. I think in some way the rise of the 'bedroom producer' is changing the way attitudes of students towards music education. In many cases, these music producers have learnt their skills outside of the music classroom, which begs the question why … Continue reading 12B Mix Up. Mash Up.

11B BYOD in Music Education

In the beginning, laptops were the main learning tools in the classroom. Since the 2010s this has changed to ipads, tablets and even smartphones. Research on mobile devices in the classroom has been positive. There is evidence of successful engagement, achievement and enhanced collaboration. This means increased motivation to learn independently and improvements in the … Continue reading 11B BYOD in Music Education

11A The Maker Movement

By creating maker spaces in the classroom, students can learn by building projects. During this workshop we got to explore different technology-based project options: LittleBits synth kit Bare conductive touch board starter kit Makey Makey BBC Micro Scratch Picoboard Arduiono Jaycar Short Circuits kits   Scratch Scratch is an online programming software where you can … Continue reading 11A The Maker Movement

9B Teaching with Technology

During this lecture we were introduced to an aural training program called Auralia. It would be a useful classroom learning tool as: you can create aural exercises and questions you can import your own audio, notation and images you can create interactive tasks eg. students highlight/tap notes you can create class sets you can track … Continue reading 9B Teaching with Technology

Baby Steps Composition Reflection

For this assignment I analysed compositional processes in the model work and came up with the following list: Start with open tone, soft then loud dynamics, repeat Next instrument with an open tone a third higher alternate/overlap pulses perform a pattern of notes, develop the pattern over time different sections, different articulations call and response … Continue reading Baby Steps Composition Reflection