Technology in the Music Classroom

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  • 0:03 Technology and Music
  • 0:24 Benefits of Technology
  • 1:26 Technology in Music Classrooms
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Instructor: Sharon Linde
When you think of something artistic like music, you may assume it has no use for technology, but this isn't the case. Using technology in the music classroom has many advantages. Let's learn about some ways technology can enhance music education.

Technology and Music

Technology has made rapid advances, and their applications to the music classroom haven't been underutilized. Although you may not think music education and technology mix, the two actually work well together in many ways. From basic elementary classes to advanced orchestra, music teachers understand the advantages of using music in the classroom. How does that work?

Benefits of Technology

Any teacher will tell you how technology saves the most important resource - time! Technological advances have allowed all teachers to plan lessons, grade student work, and communicate faster and easier. Besides being a time saver, however, using technology in the classroom offers music teachers a few more bells and whistles.

  • It motivates students to learn. Even artistic students are tech savvy. Using technology in music class amps up the fun.

  • Advances in digital technology enhance students' ability to create and analyze music. This means students in music classrooms who use technology can look at it as another instrument.

  • Using technology in music classrooms allows teachers to differentiate, or make learning meaningful to all students. Technology allows students to work at their own pace.

Now that we know what music technology is and why it's smart to use it, let's take a closer look at ways teachers use technology in music classrooms. Ms. Melody, a seasoned music teacher, invites us into her room to see how she's using technology.

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