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I pad teaching tool or trendy toy

  1. 1. The iPadIncredible Teaching Tool or Trendy Toy? Robert W. Smith Western International Band Clinic November 20, 2011
  2. 2. iPad Sales History• Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad from U.S. customers on March 12, 2010 – Around 300,000 iPads being sold on their first day of availability.• By May 3, 2010, Apple had sold a million iPads – this was in half the time it took Apple to sell the same number of original iPhones• By May 31, 2010, Apple had sold two million iPads
  3. 3. iPad Sales History• By June 22, 2010, they had sold 3 million.• Between July 1 and September 30, 2010, Apple sold a further 4.2 million iPads.• During the October 18, 2010, Financial Conference Call, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had sold more iPads than Macs for the Fiscal Quarter
  4. 4. iPad Sales History• iPad sales statistics have exceeded projections and are increasing at a startling rate: • April 5, 2010 300,000 • April 8, 2010 450,000 • May 3, 2010 1 million • May 31, 2010 2 million • July 21, 2010 3.27 million • Sept. 2010 7.5 million • Jan. 18, 2011 14.8 million • March 2011 19 million • June 2011 25 million
  5. 5. Revised iPad Sales Forecast QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.2011 sales forecasts have been increased from 36 million to over 43 million2012 will see an increase of approximately 50% over 2011 sales
  6. 6. iPad “Givens”• The iPad and related tablet technologies are hear to stay• The laptop is in its final stage of viability• Media is now redefined, repackaged and reproduced• As a “disruptive innovation”, tablet computers will drastically change education over the next 5 years
  7. 7. iPad in the Band Room• iPad usage in the band room – Teaching • Presentation technologies • Student “consumption” device – News – Media • Student creative tool facilitating/reinforcing concepts, knowledge and skills
  8. 8. iPad in the Band Room• iPad usage in the band room – Administrative Tool – Conductor’s Assistant• iPad/Apple TV vs. SmartBoardNOTE: I highly recommend the Apple TV combined with a TV monitor or projector. This, combined with iOS 5 creates ultimate freedom in the classroom environment.
  9. 9. Recommended Apps and Educational Activities
  10. 10. HarmonizerFREE • Explore Pitch & Basic Harmony Pitch Trainer •The Harmonizer was designed to make it easy to give young children exposure to pitch identities •The colors serve to identify pitches before the acquisition of language. QuickTimeª and a decompressor •The touch interface is large enough that it can beare needed to see this picture. controlled by children with rudimentary motor skills. Chord Relationship Tutor •Due to the orthogonal arrangement of pitches on the Harmonizer, chord progressions all have the same "shape" regardless of transposition.
  11. 11. MadPad - Remix Your Life!• $2.99 Video/Audio Creative App• Works at any age• Creativity that “connects” in a school environment! 11
  12. 12. GarageBand QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.• $4.99 - Creative Environment for Music – Touch Instruments – Smart Instruments – Recording Studio • Touch & Smart Instruments • Live Electronic Instruments (Guitar/Bass/Keys) • Microphone (Voice & Live Instruments) • Loops • Sampler
  13. 13. iPad Media Projects• Creative Educational Projects – Transcribe/Learn Classic Guitar Solos – Film/Produce an Elementary School Musical – GarageBand • Mix Project • Songwriting Project • Atomic Tom iPhone Ensemble
  14. 14. Pianist Pro• $4.99 Piano App – MIDI Recorder QuickTimeª and a decompressor – External MIDI Controller are needed to see this picture. – Sound Module• Virtuoso - Free Piano App – Duet Feature!
  15. 15. AC-7 • $7.99 iPad-Based Control Surface QuickTimeª and a decompressor • Remote control forare needed to see this picture. iPad/iPhone/iPod – Pro Tools – Logic – GarageBand – Cubase – Final Cut Pro – Others
  16. 16. PreSonus SL Remote• iPad/iPhone control for PreSonus StudioLive Digital Mixers• 24.4.2• 16.4.2• 16.0.2 16
  17. 17. Symphony Pro• $14.99 Notation App – Editing – Playback – Viewing in editing and playing mode QuickTimeª and a decompressor – Import/Export as MIDI & are needed to see this picture. MusicXML – Export print/audio as PDF, AAC, mp3• Notation is still not viable at a professional level on the iPad
  18. 18. Tuning• Violin Multi-Tuner• Cello Multi-Tuner 18
  19. 19. Guitar Toolkit• $9.99 Guitar Suite of Apps – Tuner QuickTimeª and a decompressor – Chord Book are needed to see this picture. – Voicing Reference Tool – All Fretted Strings
  20. 20. Classical Guitar• Guitar App - FREE! – Realistic strumming action QuickTimeª and a decompressor – Chord sets are needed to see this picture. – Left hand capable – Three playing modes – Capo – Fun use of the technology! • A creative arranging/performance resource! • iPad/iPhone Guitar Ensemble?
  21. 21. Songwriter Pad• $5.99 Lyric writing resource – Rhyming Dictionary QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. – Thesaurus – Audio Recorder
  22. 22. A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro• $14.99 Suite of Apps for Conductors/Teachers/ Musicians – Tuner (with Pitch Pipe) – Metronome – Stopwatch – Score PDF (with Annotation) – Glossaries – Recorder – Internet Browser – Calendar (integrated)
  23. 23. Must-Have Apps!• GoodReader • DropBox or Box.net• Pages • Penultimate• Numbers • Skype• Keynote • APS MusicMaster Pro• Air Sketch
  24. 24. AirSketch• Project and Annotate any PDF wirelessly• Uses the computer and browser currently in your classroom• Free Version• $9.99 Full Version• Allows others to join the sketch session 24
  25. 25. Most Popular Apps• Music• Education• Productivity• Visual Media
  26. 26. Recommended Tools• Peterson Tuner - • Bento iStroboSoft - $19.99 – Gradebook• Bias iProRecorder - – Inventory $2.99 – Library Records – Fast Forward/Rewind – Etc. – Markers – Etc.• Audio Tools - $1.99 – SPL/Decibel Meter – Tone Generator
  27. 27. iPad Recommended Accessories• Case – OtterBox (highly recommended for band director class usage) – Portfolio (personal use)• Stylus• Bluetooth Keyboard• Bluetooth Speaker• Apple TV with LCD TV
  28. 28. iPadA Viable New Tool for Enhanced Productivity in the Music Classroom and Beyond Robert W. Smith rwsmith@troy.edu www.robertwsmith.com @rwsmithcomposer facebook.com/robertwsmith Have an iPhone or Droid? - Get the free RWS app from your app store.

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