Archive | January, 2012

Pick and Pack Music Education

By Mark T. Burke Let’s go shopping. Visit any webstore you want.  Take a look through the available items, choose a few and place your order.  Now, enter your payment and shipping information….and SUBMIT.  Within a few days, the order arrives at your door and … FANTASTIC… your widgets and wonders are yours to enjoy. […]

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Online Music Education’s Elephant in the Room

By Mark T. Burke Few can ignore the emotion brought on my watching a herd of elephants interact.  They are extremely social creatures. They love to play, touch and explore. Their social behavior plays a significant role in their longevity, as individuals and as a species.  Learning music has also benefited from social interaction.  Do […]

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Flipping the Switch for Music Technology: Flipped Classroom Model

By Mark T. Burke I’ll confess, I am a bit of a Techy…yeah, yeah…hard to believe, I know 🙂  In 1993, I started my quest to bring music to students through innovation.  At that time, tools like FreeStyle and Mosaic (MOTU software), systems like “email”(remember the early days of email in schools), and instruments that […]

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Strategies for Flipped Music Classrooms

By Mark T. Burke I know it has only been a day since I started talking about Flipped Classrooms, but have you given some thought to how you can Flip your Classroom?  Yes…great, share a comment or two below.  If not….then maybe after reading this post you’ll have an idea or two. If you missed […]

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Flipped Out Over Flipped Classrooms

By Mark T. Burke Flipped Classrooms, have you heard of them?  Flipped Classroom techniques have the power to create amazing results for your students.  The idea is quite simple, take what you used to do during class and make that homework and take the activities you used to give as homework and work on them […]

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2012 Online Music Instruction Vision

By Mark T. Burke Mission:  In 2011, online music courses for K-12 students made waves. A few, brave schools and teachers, recognizing the benefits, took the initiative to learn more and subsequently, launched programs at their schools.  Students within those programs have started to reach new levels of musical understanding and performance.  However, the number […]

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