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.
 

slangol

Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is 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 masters of music education program. 
 
She 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 as 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, including New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois and Toronto.
 
Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, Composing with Notation Software, and the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288