As a 1930s wife, I am
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Posted by Heather Bay at 10:18 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We want to eradicate all the limiting myths about music and gender that make girls afraid to speak up, sing out, and make noise. We want to abolish all the obsolete traditions that restrict many girls' and women's free musical expression and obstruct their access to the world of music. We seek to demonstrate—through lessons, mentorship, positive examples, and the shared experiences of the staff and volunteers—that every genre of music from the heaviest to the most delicate, and every technical job and creative endeavor in the music industry, is available to any girl or woman who wants to explore it.
Posted by Heather Bay at 9:12 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wise Words #6
Posted by Heather Bay at 7:18 PM
K, so in case I haven't made it already clear, I have been out of town for nearly a month. I arrived home to find that there were zero groceries in the fridge (surprise!). And since I'm really hurting for money, I thought I could scrape together a few meals until my next paycheck on the 25th. Last night, I made a delectable meal of spaghetti noodles, a pat of butter, and pepper. Exciting, I know.
Posted by Heather Bay at 6:29 PM
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We had the second annual Scarlet Something camping reunion over Fourth of July weekend (FYI: "Scarlet Something" was my rock band in college, the predecessor to "Brickle," another college band).
Posted by Heather Bay at 11:25 PM
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I bet y'all are wondering about those last couple of posts.
- 4 hotels in two weeks
- 6 airplane rides in two weeks
- 3 DC Metro tickets
- 2 fun outings with Natalie!
- 1 visit with Steve and his family!
- 12 hours in Colonial Williamsburg
- 4 hours at the Holocaust Museum
- 1 pair of crocs, with soles worn COMPLETELY through
- 2 Texas-shaped waffles
- 11-13 trips on San Antonio public transportation
Posted by Heather Bay at 5:02 PM
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
From iPods to MIDI: Transform Learning through Music Technology
North High Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska, Vikings
READ: Technology STrategies for Music Education, Thomas E. Ralph, Floyd Richmond, David Mash, David Williams
Focus on 21st century learning
Where do you see:
- engaged students
- scial nd emotional connections
- sensitivity to cultural differences
- Have you noticed?
- students working collaboratively and creatively
- adaptability and accountbility
- What is it about music?
- engaged students- they like being in school and have positive experiences
- emotional and social connections
- collaborative and creative
- When business leaders ask what is needed today, they often say:
- people who think with creative sides of their brain
- people that have played in a band bc it enhances symbiotic capabilities
- the technology insitute for music educators
- non-profit organization devoted to helping music teachers learn how to integrate the tools of technology into the music curriculum
- 7 Areas
- electronic musical instruments
- MIDI wind controller
- keytar, Justin Timberlake, Herbie Hancock's recent CD
- electric violin from Yamaha
- Roland V Session electronic drumset
- MIDI sequencing
- music notation software
- Finale or Sevalius
- kids have to "own" music, it's a tremendous creative outlet
- teach kids to play happy birthday, let them figure it out
- in their music media tech, they have a piano recital every year for EVERYONE- this is true differentiated instruction
- computer-assisted instruction
- multimieda and digitized media
- internet and telecommunications
- information processing, computer systems, & lab management
- What are they so engaged in???
- Garageband!!! kept kids in school and out of trouble
- beginners and pros are able to do it
- tracks, loops, instruments, oh my!
- they find a way to communicate their ideas!!! They can express themselves
- podcasts: fellows night out, fellas night out
- What can we learn from the world of business? Do they have answers?
- at first this sounds insulting, but they might have some answers!
- Winning the Answers, by Jack & Suzy Welch
- Daniel Pink book
- seeing difference_ pay attenetion to differences that matter
- understanding difference: gain knowledge about those differences matter
- value difference: experiment with changes in how you operate as a result
- martin davidson, Darden School of Business
- What's the next big thing?
- www.sltib.com, Earth Harp, Bill Close
- Japanese Tenori-ON, blending the beauty of shape and sound, 16x16 led panel
- REactable, collaborative electronic
- andy crozier ipod ade
- apple learning interchange
- music and the mac, join this group at the apple learning interchange, form a ning group
Posted by Heather Bay at 1:32 PM