Social Media in Music Education

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Powerpoint from my seminar for Trends and Issues in Music Education. (College of Charleston)

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Social Media in Music Education

  1. 1. Social Media and Web 2.0 Tools in the Music Classroom<br />A 21st Century Practice of Professional Development, Advocacy, Collaboration and Teaching/Learning Experiences.<br />By: Lindsay Morelli<br />
  2. 2. What is Social Media/Web 2.0 Tools?<br />“A group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, which allows the creation and exchange of user-generated content.” - Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein<br />“The internet viewed as a medium in which interactive experience, in the form of blogs, wikis, forums, etc.; plays a more important role than simply accessing information” – Collins English Dictionary<br />
  3. 3. To name a few…<br />
  4. 4. How are these tools being used in the Music Classroom?<br />Professional Development<br />Advocacy<br />Collaboration<br />Teaching/Learning Experiences<br />
  5. 5. Professional Development<br />“Social Networking allows us to engage in the “4 C’s”:<br />Creation <br />Connection<br />Conversation<br />Collaboration” – Andy Zweibel, University of Miami ‘11<br />
  6. 6. Professional Development via Twitter<br />Twitter is not just a place for posting what you are doing!<br />
  7. 7. Professional Development via Twitter<br />Hashtags provide a searchable way for users to contribute to global conversations on various topics. <br />Music Education hashtags:<br />#musedchat (Music Education Chat)<br />#musiced<br />#mused<br />#artsed<br />
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  9. 9. Professional Development via Twitter<br />What is #MusEdChat?<br />A weekly Twitter chat about selected topics in Music Education<br />Started by a music education major at the University of Miami, Andy Zweibel<br />Takes place every Monday at 8pm EST<br />When not “chatting” the hashtag is used to share music education findings, pose questions, or share sources.<br />
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  12. 12. Benefits of Social Media driven Professional Development<br />Personal!<br />Time is no issue!<br />The sky is the limit!<br />Music Development Challenge<br />
  13. 13. Advocacy<br />FaceBook, Twitter, Blogs, Professional Organizations<br />Music Education<br />School music programs<br />NAMM article<br />
  14. 14. Advocating with Social Media<br />Music Education<br />NAMM Foundation<br />Support Music Coalition<br />Blog example<br />School Programs<br />St. Charles North Music Department<br />Bear River High School Bands<br />
  15. 15. Activity #1 – Twitter Test Drive!<br />Create a Twitter account<br />Tips:<br />Since there is a 40 character limit per tweet, don’t make your name too long! <br />Twitter “lingo”: RT, @, DM, PLN<br />Follow Dr. Joseph Pisano’s list of music educators<br />Search the hashtags: #musedchat, #musiced, #mused, #artsed<br />
  16. 16. Activity #2 – Scavenger Hunt!<br />Examples of the 4 C’s (Creation, Connection, Conversation, Collaboration) in tweets, blog posts, etc.<br />A blog post about how a music education used Skype in their classroom<br />4 tweets from a music educator (articles they shared, their website/blog posts, comments about their classroom, etc.)<br />A school music program’s FaceBook page<br />A music education podcast<br />A blog post about music technology lessons<br />
  17. 17. Lindsay’s Finds<br />Examples of the 4 C’s (Creation, Connection, Conversation, Collaboration) in tweets, blog posts, etc.<br />A blog post about how a music education used Skype in their classroom<br />4 tweets from a music educator (articles they shared, their website/blog posts, comments about their classroom, etc.)<br />A school music program’s FaceBook page<br />A music education podcast<br />A blog post about music technology lessons<br />
  18. 18. Encouraged Independent Discovery…(NOT Homework!)<br />Between today and the next seminar (1 week) tweet a MINIMUM of 7 music education focused tweets. (That’s only once a day!) Retweeting does not count as one of your tweets!<br />Follow the music education hashtags, contribute to them, and follow any music educators/students you find interesting!<br />A lot of these educators write blog posts. Read through any tweeted blog posts and explore their past posts or their website. Choose 1 blog you like and “bring” a “short review” of why you like it, why is it helpful, and any other thoughts. Are their posts specifically about one subject? What is their background?<br />
  19. 19. #MusEdChat<br />Monday nights, 8pm! <br />Here is how you can easily follow along!<br />http://tweetgrid.com<br />Choose 1x2 grid<br />#musedchat<br />@yourtwittername<br />
  20. 20. STOP!<br />If you click the next slide you will ruin next week’s seminar. Don’t do it Lindsay.<br />Ok, you can click now.<br />
  21. 21. Welcome back!<br />How was your week of Twitter experience?<br />What blogs did you find?<br />Do you think you will continue to explore Twitter?<br />
  22. 22. Benefits of Blogging<br />Reflection, introspection, and thought crystallization<br />Sharing knowledge with students, peers, or the world (global conversations)<br />Contributing to a larger database of information (active research)<br />Writing practice<br />Creative outlet<br />Creating a network of peers and colleagues<br />Advertising concerts, clinics, or anything else (publicity)<br />
  23. 23. Activity #3 – Blog it up!<br />Yes…I set up a class blog for today! (And perhaps the rest of the semester???) <br />TrendsInMusicEd2011.wordpress.com<br />First, we set you up!<br />Log in!<br />Click on “posts”, then “add new”<br />All activities will be done in the blog today, so make sure you assign the correct category for each one!<br />
  24. 24. Stop, Drop, Collaborate, and Listen!.....<br />Take 5-10 minutes to brainstorm ideas for the following:<br />What kinds of things can music educator’s collaborate on with social media?<br />What kinds of things can a music educator and a music student collaborate on with social media?<br />What kinds of things can music students collaborate on with social media? (In terms of lessons and independent work)<br />What other collaboration combinations are there?<br />
  25. 25. Why should we collaborate?<br />Develops writing skills<br />Twitter- only 40 characters!<br />Multiple authors – one voice!<br />Content – precise and captivating!<br />“Research into collaborative writing, both in the first language (L1) and second language (L2), has shown that this pedagogical approach has great potential; it demands reflective thinking, helps learners to focus on grammatical accuracy, lexis and discourse, and it encourages a pooling of knowledge about the language…It also examines learners' collaborative, synchronous interactions as they discuss content, structure and other aspects related to the performance of the writing task” (Idoia, 2010, 1).<br />A medium/platform for sharing and developing ideas, lessons, and projects.<br />
  26. 26. Examples of Collaboration<br />Music Education Blog Carnival<br />Conference Session Reflection<br />Leading Notes<br />100 MEMT<br />
  27. 27. Teaching/Learning Experiences<br />Instruction<br />Evaluation<br />Reflection<br />
  28. 28. Article Discussion<br />Read “Using Social Media and Technology to Strengthen Your Choral Program —Gibbon's The Silver Swan in the 21st Century”<br />What did you highlight?<br />
  29. 29. Activity #5? #4? I lost count, I’m having so much fun!<br />Develop a lesson using social media for your assigned music classroom! <br />Include which standards you cover<br />Include instruction, evaluation, and reflection<br />
  30. 30. Time to reflect!<br />Write a reflection blog post!<br />What did you learn in this seminar?<br />Share you thoughts on each of the 4 aspect: Professional development, advocacy, collaboration, and teaching/learning experiences.<br />Will you use any social media tools for your own research/seminar?<br />
  31. 31. The End!<br />

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