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May 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm #36927
I was recently hired in a 1 to 1 district and I am wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for apps that you regularly use in your classroom? If so, what is it called and what are some examples of how you use them?October 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm #41823
I reached out to one of my former students who is using iPads actively in her classroom in CT (Middle School/high School) and a few of her suggestions are below. I also was aimed to the blog of another CT Music teacher, Brandt Schneider who presented at the CMEA conference. He posted a long app list and I have posted the link to the blog below as well. Best of luck! -Jamie Spillane
-Tenuto – it’s musictheory.net for ipad. I love it – great simple drills and stuff for theory, guitar, and keyboard. It costs like $5, but it is totally worth it.
-Lots of people using Garage Band
-Finale has a reader app called SongBook which has annotation capability and easy page turning (you can scan in PDFs of scores and read easily from it)
-obviously there are a million free metronome and pitch pipe apps, as well as free piano apps (not for good piano playing, but for convenient keyboard reference)
-Sometimes I use the iPad so I can display on the SmartBoard exactly where I’m looking in my choral score (like using an overhead projector – AirPlay the iPad through Apple TV to show the class what I have on my iPad). Sometimes it’s really helpful to be able to point to it for kids who are new at score reading and might be lost.
-PraiseHymns is a great, seemingly unlimited source of perfect 4 part sight-reading material
http://brandtschneider.blogspot.com/2012/04/cmea-conference-2012.htmlOctober 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm #42000
I did a presentation a little while back on using the technology you may already own to make your music teaching life easier. Here is my list of applications and services. Maybe some of these will work for your purposes. Be Well! Chris Peterson
Web-based Services to Simplify Your Job
1. Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/
Video teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFb0NaeRmdg
2. Google Voice: https://www.google.com/
Sign up for a Google account and check out all the stuff there. Under “more” follow the menu to “even more.”
3. Google Calendars: https://www.google.com/
Create and share calendars with your classes…across all devices.
4. Google Drive: https://www.google.com/
Cloud storage and Document sharing…amazing!
5. Remind 101: https://www.remind101.com
Text students all at once, without giving YOUR phone number.
6. Attendance: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/attendance/id301753475?mt=8
Use your iPad to keep track of who is there, and also communicate with
classes by email.
7. Perform Pro: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/perform-pro/id406867319?mt=8
Read music from your iPad as PDF’s and have the pages scroll as you play.
8. Tempo: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metronome/id304731501?mt=8
The best metronome in the world for iPhone and iPad.
9. Virtuoso: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtuoso-piano-free-2-hd/id304075989?mt=8
A piano in your pocket that sounds pretty good.
10. Sounds: The Pronunciation App : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sounds-pronunciation-app-free/id428243918?mt=8
Learn IPA and have your students learn it too!
11. IPA NOW!: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipanow!-italian/id490428333?mt=8
Take any text in English, French, German or Italian and get a very close IPA reference sheet to use with your students.
12. The Amazing Slow Downer: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazing-slow-downer/id308998718?mt=8
Change the key and speed of any digital audio recording.
13. Audio Hijack Pro: (MAC OSX only): http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/buy.php
Capture any audio that your computer can play, and send it to iTunes.
14. Earmaster: http://www.earmaster.com/
Ear training at your computer for a fee…but very good.
15. Good Ear: http://www.good-ear.com
Free ear training at your computer.
16. Music Theory.net: http://www.musictheory.net/
Music Theory lessons at your computer or in the classroom.
17. Turboscan: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turboscan-quickly-scan-multipage/id342548956?mt=8
Turn your iPhone into a scanner…a really good one!
18. Cleartune Chromatic Tuner:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cleartune-chromatic-tuner/id286799607?mt=8
Fabulous tuner for guitar, instruments, and even voice.
19. Pitchpipe: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitch-pipe+/id317211808?mt=8
Have your pitchpipe ready for a cappella music and barbershop TAGS!
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