What an awesome night! To finalise our Creative Tech Project, we had a great chance to share what we had created in Tech class, to those who came along to the “Technology in Music Ed: Presentation of Learning” night, including guests, family and friends. We kicked off the night with Jennifer’s welcome and anyone could … More Digital Creative Projects: Show & Tell!
We finally made it! We learnt so much and now we hope to apply it in our music classrooms. Just to recap on the what we’ve learnt: Sequencing/DAW Notation softwares Filming and recording Screen Flow – video editing Copyright issues iBooks Author- Creating interactive resources – text, graphics, audio, video & interaction Google Suite (Google … More Wk 13. Final Thoughts
How much of your time is spent on technology? Was is useful? How lost are you when you don’t have your phone, tablets or computers? Sometimes we need to look back and think about how much we are reliant on technology and how much our time is wasted on it. Do you check your phone … More Wk 12. BE AWARE!
In class, in typical James style, he gave us a website, ‘Groove Pizza‘ and said “Tell me how it works!” We found out that ‘Groove Pizza’ is a circular rhythm creator. Its like a step sequencer but you can see how it loops as a circle! It’s a great resource to use as it clearly … More Wk 11. Mixing and Mashing!
Guest Speaker: Camilla Corbett Today our Camilla came and talked about how technology can be used effectively in music classrooms and some tips! Now days, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is quite common in high schools and we want to make full use of this system. Using Google Sites is one of the tools to … More Wk 9. BYOD & Google
With the introduction of ‘LittleBits Synth Kit’ last week, we stepped into MakerMovement which is all about hands-on creativity through project-based learning that engages with STEM. MakerMovement in Music allows students to develop their creative minds in music by making DIY music technology such as ‘LittleBits Synth Kit.’ James arranged a ‘MakerSpace’ – a classroom … More Wk 8. MakerMovement
Creating a Synth How is sound produced on synthesisers? This is how! Power -> Oscillator -> Speaker Basically what happens is the current (from the power) gets transferred as waves of signal (in the oscillator) to be produced as air vibrations/sound (from the speaker). In class we experimented with the ‘LittleBits Synth Kit‘ which is … More Wk 7. Creating a Synthesiser and Coding Music!?
Guest speaker: Rebecca Ly – Games in Music Education What is Gamification? Whatever it is, sounds fun! And it IS a way of making everyday activities more engaging by adding game ‘elements’ such as reward points, levelling up, badges and goals. For example, earning points for completing homework everyday and if you do this for … More Wk 6. Gamification?
Guest performer: Lolita Emmanuel Director: Angus There’s no use if we learn a skill and not put it to use, right? So this week we had a chance to apply the filming techniques learnt previously. Thanks to pianist Lolita Emmanuel allowing us to record her stunning performance of James Humberstone’s ‘Second Fantasia’, we were able … More Wk 5. Ready to Record?
Today we were taught how to the edit the videos we recorded in week 2 (“Someone Like You” performance). As we were on Mac Desktops in class we used ‘ScreenFlow‘ (the trial version with the watermark) but there are more popular softwares such as ‘Final Cut Pro’ and ‘Adobe Premier’. On a Mac ‘iMovie’ is free … More Wk 4. Film Editing & Copyright