Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about the exciting turns music education is taking. Utilizing web 2.0 tools and applications, music educators are finding it easier to discuss and collaborate with each other about music education regardless of distance. These tools are becoming more and more like an online classroom for teachers and students everyday. Unfortunately, a newcomer to these technologies will feel quite overwhelmed when trying to become part of this online community. That is where MusicEdMajor.Net comes in! This article will explain the basics of starting to learn with the ever-growing, online community of music educators. Included are basic overviews of multiple ways Web 2.0 is being used for music education collaboration. MANY articles are linked to as well to give you an more in-depth view of the specific categories. So, if you come across a newcomer to the Web 2.0 world, point them here! If you have other questions or additions, feel free to comment! [Read more...]
The Web 2.0 world has been expanding rapidly over the past year or so, and if you haven’t jumped on board already, now is the time! In addition to the newly-launched MusicPLN, a fast and easy way to get involved in a Professional Learning Network that will get you immediate results is to participate in a #MusEdChat – a weekly twitter chat for, by, and about music educators!
One of the biggest obstacles I have heard for people interested in participating in #MusEdChat that participating requires a basic knowledge of Twitter. In order to combat that issue, I’m going to use this post to walk you through how to get set up to participate in #MusEdChat quickly and easily. Enjoy!