I’m constantly impressed by the folks I follow on Twitter. It’s a wide variety of people, from college music students to web developers. Following such a great variety of people has meant that I’ve been able to discover boatloads of new resources. The “favorite tweet” feature has been getting a hefty workout this year. Here’s a list of some of my favorites from 2011.
- From @katiesw1, a list of 50 useful websites for guitarists. Also, tips for using Sibelius with an IWB.
- From @musescore_tips, a downloadable keypad guide for THE best piece of music notation freeware.
- From @larryferlazzo, a wonderful list of resources for engaging parents as teachers. Came in handy during conference season.
- From @ugovalenti, a research paper on Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.
- From @brandtschneider, a Prezi on using iPads in the music classroom.
- From @fredbartels, a presentation by Sir Ken Robinson and Joel Klein.
- From @thomasjwest, a good blog post on teaching clarinet for non-clarinetists.
- From @justine_robin, an NY Times article that explores new methods for teaching music.
- From @Julie2884, an Animoto presentation on understanding key signatures. Also a great new music education blog.
That’s only a very small sampling of the learning experiences provided by my PLN over the past 12 months. I look forward to adding to this substantial list of resources over the next 12 months.