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Blog posts February 2013

Freemake Converters

February 28, 2013

by Jeremy Hanson Hanson.Jeremy@MacPhail.org

With the multitudes of devices in use today (such as laptops, iPads, iPods, smart phones, digital audio recorders, video recorders, etc.), it can be difficult to get them to all work well together.  Each device creates files in different formats.  Typical…

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Audacity: Exporting

February 27, 2013

by David Birrow  Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Dan Hedegard and Hanno Strydom have already posted about how to burn recordings to CD's and attaching recordings to Evernote notebooks.  Here is a quick video about how to simply export a recording without any burning or attaching involved. 



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Interesting Educational Stuff

February 22, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

There were two big announcements by MOOCs this week. edX announced it was adding six international universities to its roster of reputable universities. Coursera.org countered by announcing the addition of twenty-nine new universities to its roster includi…

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Adding PDF's to ForScore

February 19, 2013

by Josh Osborne Osborne.Josh@MacPhail.org

Scan paper sheet music:

  • This can be done on the MacPhail's copy machines
  • Or on your home scanner!

The scanned music will appear as a PDF on your computer once it is scanned.

To add PDF's to ForScore:

  1. Connect iPad to computer
  2. Open iTunes and c…

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February 18, 2013

by Troy Strand Strand.Troy@MacPhail.org

I have put together a screencast of how to use Numbers, a fantastic data management app for iPad.  It costs $19.99 and is worth every penny.  I use it to reduce my administrative headache by keeping track of things like grades, attendance, and behavior.


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Engaging Young Learners

February 15, 2013

by Heather Vanderley Vanderley.Heather@MacPhail.org

Watching Annette Lee teach piano to my 4 now 5 year old has given me all sorts of ideas that can apply across instrument for keeping young kids engaged.  These are a few that I now have integrated into my own violin teaching (or plan to soon!).

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Communicating Effectively in Online Teaching

February 14, 2013

by Kristin Shoemaker Shoemaker.Kristin@MacPhail.org

Last month, a group of faculty involved in MacPhail’s Online School Programs met to share thoughts on effective online communication.  I walked away with many practical tips for online teaching, and appreciated the leadership and insights of a…

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A Few Favorite Apps

February 12, 2013

by Kristin Shoemaker  Shoemaker.Kristin@MacPhail.org

For fun, I went through a bunch of “best of” lists for apps for education.  Just as MacPhail faculty have creatively used apps not originally intended for music education (like Evernote), I think that there are lots of possibilities for use of o…

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Music and MOOCs

February 7, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

my first computerLast fall I took a Statistics course at Princeton University.  I didn't have to pay, submit my GRE scores, or even leave Minnesota. Princeton, along with many other colleges and universities, have started offering free, online classes through Massive Open O…

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Musescore Part 2

February 2, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Part 2: The Musescore Screen

This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
By Katie Wardrobe


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Musescore in 10 Easy Steps

February 1, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Here is Part 1 of how to use Musescore: Score Setup.

This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
By Katie Wardrobe

Transcript available at http://www.musescoretips.com/2010/12/musescore-in-10-easy-s…

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