Free and impressive #MusicEd digital resources from my 2016 #SCMTME cohort

Group photo
The Sydney Conservatorium Technology in Music Education cohort, 2016, and some old grey-haired lecturer. Photo by Sonia Sze.

Last Friday my students in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Technology in Music Education course (from which my MOOC Music in 21st Century Education came) gave their Presentation of Learning. If you go to the Con’s Facebook page and scroll down to 18th November, you’ll see a series of “was Live” videos and can re-live the event!

In the course all students develop an online professional presence, and publish their thoughts and work to that website. Their major project is entirely student-negotiated, with the open task that they should explore a new technology or philosophy/pedagogy that was introduced in the course. In the following table I’ve listed every one of those projects, and links to their blogs on how they made them and what their thinking was. Many of them have shared these resources, so don’t just read – download and give them some feedback … they’d love that!

Student(s) involved
The MESS Project
(Music Education in Sydney Schools) – [What to expect in Australian Music Education when you’re from another culture.]
Yoshi Oshiro
Aleksandar Stojanovic
Paolo Torresan
Freeware Music Technology
Sara Nguyen
Cassandra Cordeo
Loving what you do
Conversations with inspiring conductors (documentary)
Natalie Gooneratne
Lilliane Kamel
Microsoft Sway and Office Mix in Music Education
Michael Paton
Smash through your exam with Sash!
[Interactive iBook teaching flute.]
Sasha Stocken
Aussie Rock
Zara Stanton
Piano Grade 1
Willson Duong
Rest in you
[Composed, recorded & produced song with music video]
Sonia Sze
Trumpet stuff
[iOS app programmed in Xcode & a video]
Panayioti Karamanos
[Interactive iBook]
Michelle Young
OMEGGIO Music Creation Lab
[Bespoke webapp]
Matt Colucci
Sarah Prestwidge
Castaway – three soundtracks
[Composition of 3 soundtracks to the same film excerpt to change the mood]
Matthew Cartwright
Creating your own music business
[iBook and documentary]
Holly Smith
[Composed, sampled film soundtrack]
Gabby Hiu
Into the world of DJs and Electronic Musicians
Flo Le
Ellen Pauperis
Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas
[iBook and unit of work (which she actually taught!)]
Emma Dunn
(blog that includes teaching)
Animation project
Elyse Hardiman
[Amber taught herself how to write music by coding]
Amber Johnson
The Blues
[A website on teaching the blues, but written by an actual Jazz major, so it’s about what the blues really is!]
Alex Hone
His blog —>
 The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and Mixcraft in Music Education

[PDF, video guides and a model singer-songwrite project]

James Walder (PDF guide) (Reflections)

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