Joanna’s Music BlogJoanna Sisk-Purvis first wrote about her experience with her iPad back in 2010 in her post titled Music Education and My iPad. She has since gone on to write a further 8 posts – her iPad App Mega List – which offer an thorough run-down on the music and non-music apps she uses:
James Frankel, Soundtree
Soon after the first iPad was released, James Frankel (Managing Director of Soundtree) imagined a music education future with iPad/tablet devices in his article iPads in the Music Classroom. More recently, he published a list of apps suitable for music education, sorted by category:
Wright-Stuff MusicMy friend Samuel Wright – an educator based in New South Wales – is very active on his own blog and has written a series of posts about iPads in music education, including these ones:
Victorian Government – iPads For Learning
The Victorian Education Department is currently running an iPads in schools trial with selected schools in Victoria, Australia. They have a useful website that offers tips for iPad use in the classroom. The site includes a list of educational apps (paid and free) and two online digital books (which are also downloadable):
iPad Music EdPaul Shimmons has a blog titled iPad and Technology in Music Education and posts frequently about apps and tips for using the iPad. His collection of articles about apps for the iPad can be found here. I also encourage you to explore the other articles on his website.
Things To ComeIn March 2011, Brandt Schneider wrote about his Top Thirteen Free iPad Apps for the Music Class on his Things to Come blog. More recently he has written about the most frequently-used apps during his first year of iPad use in music education in the article iPad Apps for the Music Class.
iPad Music Education ProjectAlthough it doesn’t seem to be have updated for some time, the iPad in Music Education Project site is still a useful resource for music educators wanting to explore the use of iPads in the classroom.
Musetech.netDr Joe Pisano is a music educator who has decided to delve into the world of app development with his involvement in the creation of the APS Music Master Pro – an all-in-one tool for musicians. The app is a tuner, pitch pipe, circle of 5ths, recorder, notepad, calendar, fingering chart resource, music dictionary and more rolled into one app. You can watch an overview video for the app here.[Update: you can also visit the A.P.S. MusicMaster Pro website for more info]
Technology in Music EducationOn Christopher Russell’s Technology in Music Education blog has featured a Comparison of 5 iPad Sheet Music Readers and an interesting iPads FAQ section as well as a number of other iPad and iPhone/iTouch-related articles. And as for my own favourite apps? Well, you’ll have to wait for those. Perhaps you have some of your own favourite iPad or iPhone apps you’d like to share? Post a comment below – I’d love to know which ones you’re using and how you’re integrating them into your teaching.
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