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This is a technology presentation given at the University of Arizona's "Arizona Harp Experience" 2011.

This is a technology presentation given at the University of Arizona's "Arizona Harp Experience" 2011.

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  • 1. Technology in music and beyond!
    Lauren Hayes
  • 2.
  • 3. Note card…
    On the note card, you should…
    1. Anything you are more interested to look into at home?
    2. Anything you have questions about at the end?
    3. Any other questions??
  • 4. What professionals should have:
    Professional Website
    Information Wiki
    Professional Blog
    Social Network for Profession
  • 5. Basic Terminology
    What is RSS?
    Really Simple Syndication!!
    Get updates instead of searching (save time!)
    Need a “reader”
  • 6. RSS Feed-Home
  • 7. Rss Feed-Blog
  • 8. Rss Feed-Audio
  • 9. RSS Feed-News/Website
  • 10. Networking
  • 11. What’s the difference between a blog and a wiki??
    A blog is run by an individual and is meant for informational purposes. Similar to a personal newspaper.
    A wiki can be edited by multiple people and you can make links to other websites to connect various aspects of sharing.
    Blog (
    Example of Blog:
    Wiki (
    Example of Wiki:
  • 12. Blog
  • 13. Wiki
  • 14. Twitter
    Community of Followers
    Get feedback from students (tweet, tweet…)
    Who do I follow?
    Music teachers on Twitter:
  • 15. Twitter
  • 16. Plurk
    Similar to Twitter but more appropriate for continuing conversations and threads.
    Has a timeline to show what is going on.
    Blog for teachers on Plurk:
    Who should I follow on Plurk?
    Tips to use Plurk:
  • 17. Plurk
  • 18. Ning
    The “MySpace for Teachers”
    Create own social network specific to one thing—like Facebook but has a purpose.
    Centers around specific topic.
  • 19. Music PLN
    What is PLN? Professional Learning Network
    Connect with other musicians or teachers all in the same field and have an instant support group.
  • 20. Music PLN-Navigator
  • 21. Music PLN-Posts
  • 22. EduTecher
    Search for sites, add personal notes about sites, save favorites.
    Easy to use blog feature.
    Various tools for all sorts of technologies
  • 23. EduTecher-Home
  • 24. EduTecher-Backpack
  • 25. EduTecher-Links/Tools
  • 26. Groups
    Way to easily connect with others from around the world and find information and gather ideas.
    Can start your own group.
    Respond to threads.
    Google ( and Yahoo ( the best.
  • 27. Google Groups
  • 28. More Google Groups
  • 29. Yahoo Groups
  • 30. Streaming
  • 31. Skype
    Easiest form of communication for long distance without cell phones
    Can do Skype lessons
    Skype masterclasses
    Download at:
  • 32. Skype
  • 33. YouTube, Tubesock
    We all know about YouTube…
    Great advertising tool and resource tool.
    Can use Tubesock to download YouTube videos to transfer into iTunes library
    Download Tubesock:
  • 34. YouTube
  • 35. UStream
    Free video streaming online
    Stream recitals, any performance
    Need computer camera, microphone, internet connection
    Anyone can watch for free online with live streaming
  • 36. Ustream-Home
  • 37. Ustream-Broadcast
  • 38. Sharing
  • 39. Google Docs
    Upload documents or forms
    Can make quizzes or drop boxes
    Keep important forms online ready to share or print anytime from anywhere
    Can use through account
  • 40. Google Docs-Listing
  • 41. Google Docs-Example
  • 42. Drop Box
    Application online and downloadable for free
    Upload large files from computer onto dropbox, then share!
    No large emails or problems opening emails!
  • 43. Drop Box
  • 44. Airdropper
    Used with Dropbox…
    Can request someone send you something via dropbox
  • 45. Airdropper
  • 46. Scribd
    Easily upload any type of document (i.e. pdf, word, etc.)
    Put them into website format
    Share with others
  • 47. Scribd
  • 48. Slideshare
    Online place to share slideshows and search online for slideshows
    For presentations can upload and share with everyone
    (I will be posting this on Slideshare for the campers as future reference!)
  • 49. Slideshare
  • 50. Voicethread
    Threads of conversation on a certain post
    Can post anything (audio, visual, document)
    Eventually create archive movie for future reference
    Anyone can respond in one of four ways:
    Audio File
  • 51. Voicethread-Posting
  • 52. Licensing
  • 53. Protect your work!!
    Creative Commons is a free online service to copyright one’s work at different levels
    Primarily for intellectual property posted online (compositions, presentations, etc.)
    Can choose level of security for your work
  • 54. Creative Commons
  • 55. Resources
  • 56.
    Thousands of videos of intellectual speakers, performers, etc.
    Get inspiration or educational content
  • 57.
  • 58. Cool Tools for School
    Resource for anything you might need
    Music tools include:
    music searches
    sound effects
    sharing scores
    music theory training
  • 59. Cool Tools for School
  • 60. All My Faves
    General Site to easily get to prominent websites used by anyone
  • 61. All My Faves
  • 62. Easy Bib
    Simply enter the information
    Choose the format
    Ta-Da! You have an easy bibliography entry for any research you may be doing!
  • 63. Easy Bib
  • 64. Sweet Search
    Designed for students
    All information is guaranteed and checked by research experts.
    Way better than random google searches!!
  • 65. Sweet Search
  • 66. Qwiki
    Similar to Wikipedia
    Except….the information is 100% correct, always!
    Presents the information in a creative and visual way.
  • 67. Qwiki
  • 68. Bio for Kids
    Not only for kids, though!
    Easy to understand with complete biographies
    Research time period a piece was written
    Know contemporaries of a composer
  • 69. Bio for “Kids”
  • 70. ClassicCat
    Resource for anything classical music
    Has listings of main works by hundreds of composers
    “Top Composers” lists
  • 71. ClassicCat
  • 72. MusTech
    Keep up with current news on music and technology
    Find sources on everything from music advocacy to online keynotes and software/hardware valuable to musicians.
  • 73. MusTech
  • 74. Organization!!!
  • 75. Evernote
    The pest personal assistant ever!
    Captures anything—any thought no matter the format
    Stores pdf files, can add notes online or on your phone
    Make checklists
    Capture images instantly
    Organize Schedules
  • 76. Evernote
  • 77. Bookmarks make an account and save your bookmarks online for your own convenience and to share with others!
    diigo: similar to delicious but along with saving bookmarks, can also save images or notes.
  • 78.
  • 79. diigo
  • 80. One password
    Do you have too many passwords?
    Organize them all in a secure organizer which can allow you to see every site you use and quickly see what password you need!
  • 81. One Password
  • 82. Doodle
    No…not drawing 
    This is for planning events!
    Similar to Facebook events…but done completely through email!
    Simply email out event and let people respond!
  • 83. Doodle
  • 84. Code Generator
    Enter any type of text and turn it into a bar code
    Barcode can be read by barcode reader or by barcode reader on a smart phone.
    Use to organize and catalog music or keep track of music
  • 85. Code Generator
  • 86. Music “Apps”
  • 87. Noteflight
    Free online music notation if you do not have Finale or Sibelius at home.
  • 88. Noteflight
  • 89. Virtual Piano
    This piano works just like a normal piano, but it is online!
    Also has a “chords” setting to hear triads.
    Good for visualizing chords or analyzing music or understanding theory concepts (i.e. intervals)
  • 90. Virtual Piano
  • 91. Visual “Apps”
  • 92. Aviary
    It really does it all…
    Image editing
    Color editing
    Add sound effects
    Edit audio tracks
    Create music and drum beats
  • 93. Aviary
  • 94. Glogster
    Creates an artsy link page
    Essentially create online, interactive posters
  • 95. Glogster
  • 96. Animoto
    Makes videos out of your music and pictures
    Works with Facebook, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and Twitter
    Could write and record a piece and then make a video of images, etc. that inspired your piece.
  • 97. Animoto
  • 98. Xtranormal
    Make your own movies, simply by typing!
  • 99. Xtranormal-Making a Movie
  • 100. Wordle
    Creates great posters for advertising out of any text
    Words that are more prevalent are largest
  • 101. Wordle
  • 102. WallWisher
    Essentially creates virtual “stickies”
    Can use for to-do lists or for goals—to keep track of steps.
    Can add an RSS feed
  • 103. WallWisher
  • 104.
    Enter a keyword and taggalaxy finds related words
    Great for brainstorming
    Searches entire Flickr site to get images after you have chosen several related words
  • 105.
  • 106. Jing
    Allows user to take a picture or video of what is on your computer screen/monitor and share it via the web, email, twitter, or a blog
    Alternate to “screen shots”
  • 107. Jing
  • 108. Technology Devices to Have
  • 109. Digital Recorder
    Zoom Recorders are the best
    Use to record lectures
    Great for feedback for performances, practicing, lessons, etc.
    Can easily post on a blog or tweet or post on a website for student use
  • 110. Zoom H4n
  • 111. Still Camera
    Any time, just digital
    Take photos of what you are doing to share
    Remember how recording spaces are set up
    Document recitals, etc.
  • 112. Flip Camera
    Amazing video camera
    Great if you have a video camera on your still camera, but nice to have extra room to record for a long time
    Record performances, rehearsals, etc.
  • 113. Flip Camera
  • 114. Smart Phone
    Organize your life!
    Get email on the go
    Keep pictures
    Sync computer and phone
    Manage online work through your phone
  • 115. Smart Phones
  • 116. Best “i” Apps
  • 117. Music Apps
    Clear Tune
    Steinway & Sons Metronome
    Public Radio
  • 118. Organizational Apps
    Bank App (Wells Fargo, etc.)
  • 119. Social Networking
  • 120. Technology…The more you use it the more you will love it!!