Grounded Tech Integration Using K-12 Music Learning Activity Types

William I. Bauer
Mark J. Hofer, William & Mary - School of Education
Judi Harris, William & Mary - School of Education

Abstract

MIDI, digital audio recorders,music notation software,electronic instruments, and mobile apps are but a few of the technological tools that teachers can use to support music learning. However, technologies alone don’t develop students’ musicianship. Engaging learning activities, purposefully selected to effect desired outcomes, are essential.To become well-rounded musicians,students need to have meaningful experiences as composers, improvisers, performers, and listeners while also developing their cognitive understanding of music. Experiences designed to align music content with well-selected learning activities and supporting technologies can assist students’meaningful music learning. How can you design these experiences?