Have you picked up the October Issue of Teaching Music yet?
The National Association for Music Education team always does a great job with their member magazine, but we are especially excited about the piece on page 22 of this month’s edition!
In the feature titled “Teaching to Your Technological Strengths,” NAfME introduces their readership to someone you already know here on the Quaver Music Blog – Catie Dwinal.
Catie tells NAfME her secret to success in the music classroom has been bringing her love of all sorts of technology – web-based curriculum, social media, and professional development communities – into the classroom for her students!
Can you guess what Catie lists as her favorite tech tool?
That’s right . . . QuaverMusic.com:
The cloud-based technology is one of her favorite platforms because “it allows what I teach in class to walk out the door and stay with my students.”
Catie’s unique teaching situation – she teaches different grade levels at two different schools and rotates instruction with the art teacher each quarter – means she can go months between seeing her students. She uses QuaverMusic.com to keep in touch with students in between class meetings.
The best part for Catie, though, is seeing her students creativity in action:
“I believe that students know music better if they create it themselves,” Catie told NAfME.
We agree, and we’re excited to see Catie share her experience with QuaverMusic.com with the rest of the Teaching Music audience!