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Countdown to ISTE 08: Music education blogs (aka THE PUSH 2014)

The Push 2014If you were asked to nominate a very short list of blogs for music educators to read / subscribe to, what would you share? Please submit to the list! (there’s a form at the end of this post)

What are some excellent music education blogs that P-12 music educators should be reading? We need both elementary and secondary examples. Please contribute, see the responses, AND share this post with others so that we can get the best list possible.

What music education blogs would you recommend? http://bit.ly/1h19CpJ Please share with others so we get a great list! #musiced #edtech

Thanks in advance for helping with this initiative. If we all contribute, we should have a bevy of excellent subject-specific blogs to which we all can point. Please spread the word about THE PUSH!

[Next up: World languages]

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What is THE PUSH?

Every day between now and the ISTE conference, we work together to identify excellent subject-specific blogs that are useful to P-12 teachers. Why? Several reasons…

  • To identify blogs that P-12 teachers can use to initially seed (or expand) their RSS readers (e.g., Feedly, FlipboardReeder, Pulse)
  • To facilitate the creation of online, global (not just local) communities of practice by connecting role-alike peers
  • To create a single location where P-12 educators can go to see excellent subject-oriented educational blogging
  • To highlight excellent disciplinary blogging that deserves larger audiences
  • To learn from disciplines other than our own and get ideas about our own teaching and/or blogging

We are looking for blogs with RSS feeds – particularly from P-12 educators – not sites to which we can’t subscribe. This is an effort to update the awesome but now heavily-spammed list we made 5 years ago!

People put time and effort into becoming better at an activity they find worthwhile

notice what’s going on in the video around the 2:00 mark: a whole stageful of musicians, ranging over at least a span of 60 years of age, takes up bows and dives into the music. No one’s tracking them in an FMS (Fiddle Management System); no one’s worried about the failure to capture and embed Shareable Audio Objects. People put time and effort into becoming better at an activity they find worthwhile.

Dave Ferguson via http://www.daveswhiteboard.com/archives/5314

Hat tip: Stephen Downes, http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=59600


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