October 2021 – this post has gotten an update! Check out these Jamboard updates and some new ideas for how to use it in music classes. I see the irony that my last post was about understanding your WHY in the classroom prior to determining your WHAT, and today I am starting another series on specific tech tools. However, with the school year beginning soon in many parts of the US, I know getting information … Continue reading “Getting Started with Google Jamboard” →
August 1st was a day many teachers on social media were looking forward to – it was the day Flipgrid announced their new features for this school year! While I was not able to make the trek to Minneapolis for the release party (silly new puppy got in the way – at least he’s cute!) instead, I co-hosted a viewing party here in Northern Virginia. Flipgrid did not disappoint! The new features are fantastic. From … Continue reading “Flipgrid – What’s New?” →
It’s no secret that I love to read. I usually have several books going at once, and even blogged about some of my favorite books here: What am I Reading? One of the books on my “to-read this summer” list was Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz. The author was conducting a book study on Twitter, and it seemed like a great reason to start. Little did I know, PIRATE is an acronym! This was … Continue reading “LearnLAP – With a Musical Twist” →
I get to hear from every student and it’s encouraging them to play their instruments outside of class.