T.M.T. TECH MUSIC TEACHER
I’m providing this course as a basic tutorial for teachers that would like to use more technologies in their music lessons.
The course aims to train teachers who have not only the specific skills necessary to carry out musical activities/lessons with groups of children from 14 to 18 years but who are willing to add a little creativity to their lessons with technological devices such as tablets, mobile phones and electronic whiteboards. This mini-course aims to accompany the teacher experienced in enriching their curriculums. In this course, we will undertake examples of lessons ranging from theory to practice, through observation, through video tutorials, theory and practice. Another goal is the training proposal itself, the program presents a methodological form known as Blended learning, this to give an example, directly through the program itself, of an optimal method to be used in their teaching.
WHY USE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?
Technology is one of the most debated themes of the moment and not only with regard to the school but to our whole society. It is no secret that during the first ten minutes of class it is likely that half of the students may lose interest and have already turned off the receptive part of the brain distracting themselves by sending an SMS as a way to keep busy. Instead of asking ourselves why children often lose interest and get bored at school, we accuse them of a lack of intellectual curiosity. Already in many countries such as America, Australia and England governments themselves have introduced policies to provide schools and teachers not only with the necessary technology but also with the upgrading of skills and new teaching methods.
This new system is aimed at:
– Push the students to think critically,
-To be more creative and have their learning under control,
– Also to work together, because it has been demonstrated that intelligence is not an individual but a collective phenomenon.
Schools could become networks in the same way as modern workplaces, where information is exchanged via digital networks. For example, tasks could be displayed directly on your devices, without having to write them in journals and often be confused about what to do. Thanks to a website for each class, all the information lost due to absence or inattention would be available to students. The reduced environmental impact of schools once the wasted paper mass has been eliminated should also be considered. Teachers would no longer need to distribute tons of photocopies. Let’s also imagine how much a backpack with only one multimedia tablet/computer would weigh, instead of 7 books and as many notebooks. We can say that it all depends on the use of this power, and the first one who has to control it is the teacher.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
First of all, because it is a practice-oriented course. Inside you will find videos, resources, links, readings, examples and in case you can attend this course live, then you will find interesting the final practical test, which MusiView makes available for you.
It’s a course that leaves space for the individual participant to take his own rhythms, but coming all together to the same goal of the program, enrich your curriculum. It is not a difficult course, it does not seek to modify your teaching method, it is a course based on enriching your knowledge, giving alternative ideas through technology.
ARE YOU READY?
Introduction to the course structure, knowledge about the Blended Learning method and introduction to the Apps/Softwares/Sites that will be used. Understanding of the step-by-step method.
Learn how to use Apps that support students individual work.
Learn how to create presentations that catch the student's attention.
How to use Apps and Sites to create a more interesting and active Ear training lesson.
We learn from other educators, sharing among colleagues is fundamental.
Practice. Create an entire lesson using the sources studied during the course.
Have feedback from participants and a reflection on your work done.