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 will look at myriad free and low-cost cloud-based tools that can be used to enhance music teaching and learning, and will explore and evaluate 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.
Instructor: Stefani Langol
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, Stefani is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Masters in 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, Stefani 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 twenty years Stefani 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 Quebec, Toronto, and Nelson, Canada.
Stefani is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, Composing with Notation Software, andthe 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.
SUMMER ONLINE COURSE DETAILS
VanderCook Online is powered by Schoology (www.schoology.com). Through this learning management system, you'll be able to interact directly with your instructor, students in your classes, and members of the greater VanderCook Online community.
The summer online term officially begins on Monday, June 12. The week prior to June 12, you'll be added as a new Schoology user. Be on the lookout for an email from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with log-in instructions. Once you are given credentials, simply visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of June 12, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
You’ll have the opportunity to work at your own pace each week while completing assignments and posting responses to discussion questions. You’ll constantly be interacting with your instructor and classmates online, and working through new material each week. We know how crazy summer schedules can get, so our instructors try to make everything as flexible as possible!