ICT and Music Jackie Schneider (AKA @jackieschneider)
Deﬁnition of technology:“Stuff that doesn’t work yet”
Beneﬁts of music education Sue Hallam, Dean of the Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education 2011• increases listening and concentration skills• enhances ability to discriminate between sounds• positive impacts on spatial awareness and physical co ordination• promotes teamwork and leadership skills
“Excellence is notreserved for the lucky few but could be achieved by almost all of us”
Through out history musicalinstruments and musicalperformance have been inﬂuencedby prevailing technology
Music in schools: wider still and wider Quality and inequality in music education 2008-11 Key Finding Although almost every teacher observed had a laptop or classroom computer, opportunities were being missed to use technology to record, store and assess recordings of pupils’ work. Free, open source software is easily available to download and, with the addition of one or two quality microphones, is more than adequate for teachers and pupils to use in Key Stages 1 to 3 for multi-track recording and sound processing.However, the use of such software was rare. While students were quiteclearly very comfortable with using mobile technology to communicate witheach other and organise their lives, not enough teachers capitalised on thistechnology or interest in the music classroom. Quite simply, using musictechnology more frequently and more effectively to create, perform,record, appraise and improve pupils’ work is central to improvinginclusion and the quality of assessment of music in schools.
Music in schools: wider still and wider Quality and inequality in music education 2008-11 Key Recommendation Use technology to promote creativity, widen inclusion, and make assessment more musical by:significantly improving the use of music technology to record, store, listen to and assess pupils’workplacing greater emphasis on pupils’ musical development through the use of technology – with theacquisition of technical skills and knowledge supporting, rather than driving, musical learningmaking more creative and effective use of music technology to support performing and listeningwork.
So why the reluctance?• it’s cheating?• it’s not real music?• its too difﬁcult?• the children know more than us?• e safety issues?
ICT gives us the chance to• listen to wide range of music• record, evaluate & improve our music making• share our music making• deconstruct music• collaborate
Blogging• sharing work in public• opportunities to connect with outside world• possibility to repeat key learning points at home
• The eighth most popular site visited by 6 - 11 year olds• All top ten searches on youtube with the word ‘lesson’ were music related• In 2011 there were almost 140 views for every person on earth• “How to” category is the fastest growing segment• “Schools should consider implementing measures that enable teachers & pupils from accessing the multiple of effective resources (eg YouTube) to support music teaching.” National Music Plan 2012