Monday, January 9, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Music Jan 10, 2012


Important Ideas 2 and 3

Thoughts about John Finch and LwICT presentation
x what is he really up to?
Assignments deadlines ???

Is Google Making Us Stupid?
Nicolas Carr – Is Google Making Us Stupid? or Watch some video
We can still read! - Why Digital Doesn't Mean Dumb!
What is a good teacher?
Gladwell - How to Identify a Good Teacher Prospect

What is music education for?
  • What are schools for? What is education? Why are you here? What do you hope to accomplish with your music students?
  • Write down a short response
  • Share with one other person and modify/revise if you wish
  • Share with another pair of people
  • What do some 'experts' say? Audio excerpt from TVO - The Agenda
Do the 'experts' change your mind? Which of their definitions do you like best?
How does music education fit in to the overall goals of education?
How many halves of education are there?


Jan 12

The Brain -  “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp

Start with this short NY Times article: The Science of Concentration

Then choose one more from among the following and bring your notes to class:
Gary Small - iBrain - text or video choices or audio
Multitasking or Paying Attention: Winnifred Gallagher - the book Rapt, or video (around 30 minutes to find the multitasking stuff)
Your Brain on Technology - audio

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