Notes and Stuff

January 31, 2008

Internet Protocols

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp08 — jmeschi @ 1:04 pm

Last class we talked about Internet addresses and protocols. We’ll come back to the topic later on, but for now here’s some information about two protocols mentioned: Gopher and FTP.

And to show you what Gopherspace looks like, here’s a link to a Gopher site. This link might not work in your browser because some browsers have removed support for the protocol. If the link does work, look at the address of the page. It looks strange, doesn’t it!

[Added after class]

Also, this would be a good place for you to check these items as well: History of the Internet, the History of the World Wide Web and the Internet Timeline

Some terms you should know

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp08 — jmeschi @ 12:48 pm

Ok, there will be a lot of terms you’ll need to learn. Here’s a good starting list for now:

MIDI, General MIDI, Sequencer, Synthesizer.

Computer terms with which you should be familiar:

CPU, Processor, Processor Speed, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Peripheral

Just what do we mean by “Technology”

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp08 — jmeschi @ 12:42 pm

Last class I mentioned we should define the word “technology.”

Here’s a good definition, “In education, a branch of knowledge based on the development and implementation of computers, software, and other technical tools, and the assessment and evaluation of students’ educational outcomes resulting from their use of technology tools.” From North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

More on the term “Technology”

January 29, 2008

Areas of Music Technology

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp08 — jmeschi @ 10:42 am

The Technology Institute for Music Educators has identified the following areas of competency in music technology that are directly applicable to music instruction in support of the National Standards for Arts Education.

  1. Electronic Musical Instruments
  2. Music Production
  3. Music Notation Software
  4. Technology-Assisted Instruction
  5. Multimedia
  6. Productivity Tools, Classroom and Lab Management

As we go through this course, we will cover most of these areas. There is a lot to cover so keep up with your reading materials

The National Standards for Music Education

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp08 — jmeschi @ 10:36 am

You should know these by now, but let’s go over them again:

The National Standards for Music Education:

  1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  3. Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments
  4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
  5. Reading and notating music
  6. Listening to, analyzing and describing music
  7. Evaluating music and music performances
  8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
  9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture

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