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Integrating Chromebooks Into the Music Curriculum

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Chromebooks provide schools with an inexpensive, simple-to-use solution for accessing online tools and resources that can be easily integrated into the K-12 music curriculum. This course examines myriad free and low-cost cloud-based tools that enhance music teaching and learning, as well as a variety of lesson strategies for immediate use in your classroom. Topics include tools for teacher presentations, including Google Docs and Prezi; streaming music with Spotify and SoundCloud; classroom integration strategies for streaming video services such as TeacherTube and YouTube; creating music notation using Noteflight; using SoundTrap, a cloud-based audio recording and composition tool; and an overview of Learning Management Systems, including MusicFirst. This course is designed for music teachers who have access to a Chromebook as well as those who are working in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom.
 

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Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is an associate professor of music education at Berklee College of Music and also serves as the technology coordinator for the music education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Master of Music Education degree program. 
 
Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and the technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For over 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Toronto and Nelson (Canada).
 
Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing; and Composing with Notation Software as well as the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.
 
 

Integrating Chromebooks Into The Music Curriculum

 

Instructor: Stefani Langol

1-Credit Tuition: $340
Course Code: 6258
Dates: April 21-22
Location: VanderCook College of Music (3140 S Federal St. Chicago, Il 60616)
Room: MIDI Lab: 
 
Prerequisites:
None
 
Required text(s):
None
 
Software/hardware requirements for Mac & Windows users:
Access to a Chromebook connected to the internet.  If you don’t have access to a Chromebook, a Mac or PC computer can be used. Basic computer skills are required such as setting up accounts & usernames/passwords, basic typing skills, uploading/downloading files, and familiarity using the Internet.

 
 

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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