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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Educational Blogs

Here is some useful info in honor of the beginning of the school year. Happy teaching!-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Still working on it

Hey! Sorry I haven't been posting anything lately, but I hope you have found what I have been adding to the blog useful. Please leave any suggestions or comments about the blog that you think may be helpful. Thanks!

P.S. - Please pass this on. I think all music teachers may find this useful. Thanks again!-)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Charms Office: A Useful Online Program for Music Teachers/Directors

Charms Office is an organized communication program that is a useful resource for students and teachers. It is a program that was developed by a choir director because she was overwhelmed with everything necessary to deal with as a director. Music directors can use it to post schedule's, calendars, music that is being worked up individuals or groups, etc. The possibilities are endless.

  • Parents can check that their child(ren) should be at band or choir practice, etc. 
  • Parents can also sign up to volunteer for events, field trips, games, etc.
  • Parents check if forms are turned in.
  • Videos and pictures can be posted to the site. 
  • Seating charts can be made. (Names and pictures can be included.) Perfect for substitute teachers!
  • Receipts can be emailed or printed if money is exchanged.
  • Students in turn can email their teachers, check the calendar of events, update information, check grades, look up assignments, use a metronome, and so much more!
This program could even be useful for a whole school district! (Please check with your technology department at your district before use.)

If you are unsure about signing up then try the free 30 day trial.

Personally, I am going to use this with my future group.

Thank you Joshua Martinez for your mini masterclass!-)


First Music Tech Blog...www.CNet.com

During the course of my music tech grad class, I have learned more about music technology that I was behind on. (I didn't realize I was behind until I took the class.) I can say that I am computer literate, but it is so hard to keep up with technology because it is ever changing and changes so quickly. Musitech.net  is a site that is useful for everyone. It provides news about technology in general. Such as...computers, programs, phones, readers, and so much more. Happy tech-ing!-)

Click on the title to get to the site. Thanks!