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"Many have been searching for ways to uplift today’s urban youth and help them achieve a more promising future. We believe that one solution lies in connecting tech and social justice leaders to spearhead revolutionary tech programs whose benefits extend to the most disadvantaged of society." (About #YesWeCode) Communicate, Convene, Catalyze #YesWeCode is an educational...
The ability to match pitch is a fundamental aspect of music instruction that is usually addressed by a voice teacher early in the development process to hone and improve musical skills. Generally, teachers give immediate verbal feedback upon hearing a student in order to correct the sound or emulate the desired result. Music-learning research over the last decade has found that incorporating visual feedback technologies into a musi...
Developed by music educators at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, iSCORE is a digital communication and planning platform designed to aid music students in their study and practice. It is freely available to teachers and students for use in the classroom or outside for independent work. Music students create their own digital profiles and goals, and use iSCORE's...
The ChillOutz app teaches relaxation and mindfulness techniques to young children using animated stories as teaching guides. Each character in the ChillOutz videos demonstrates a calming tool children can use to regulate breathing, lower anxiety, and adapt to unfamiliar environments. ChillOutz creator and child psychologist Dr. Jacqueline Vorpahl encourages use of the app as a reinforcement tool to es...
An important factor in effective chemistry learning is experimentation in a laboratory setting, but when schools cannot build, fund, or sustain chemistry labs, how can they provide students with the necessary stimulation and reinforcement inherent in lab experiments? The authors of this study used Kinect for Windows to develop a virtual chemistry lab that would respond to gesture recognition and movement tracking in order to create the i...
"The family market always evolves, from books and board games to smart phones and tablets, but the human experience will always remain social. We designed a way to transition this parent and kid engagement into the digital world. Our award-winning platform provides a place where kids and parents can discover and share new apps. Now, we can enable other businesses to break into the mobile market by helping them construct their own kid-f...
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In the United Kingdom today, it is World Book Day - an event sponsored by National Book Tokens (an organization that uses gift cards and rewards to motivate children to read)! The World Book Day celebration fosters a diverse international community by providing games and video story time sessions for kids, teaching toolkits and age-specific resources for for educators, and information for libraries and bookshops to be active in the community. The goals of World Book...
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Say hello to the newest installment on ArchivalRevival, #MusicalMondays! Check out the first post to Pressible on a popular musical setting of an English nursery rhyme
5 years ago
To start off the month of March and the newly implemented #MusicalMondays I present a nursery rhyme taken from The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1955)
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has celebrated March as the "Music in Our Schools Month" for the last 30 years! It began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985. This month is often characterized with special performances, lessons, sing-alongs and activities to bring music programs to the attention of administrators, parents, colleagues, and communities to display the positive benefits that music education brings to students of all ages. NAfME offers