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2 Shaun Jones 3 rd year at Lawrence School 2009-Current:Technology Coordinator at Lawrence Lower School :Technology Instructor at Lawrence Upper School

3 Goals To showcase how educational lessons and classroom experiences can be transformed into music: – To showcase how students and teachers can create/remix educational songs to improve their learning and memory.

4 Applications FL STUDIO 9/FRUITY LOOPS Middle School-High School Windows Advanced editing Professional Recording and Mixing Can incorporate video Strong Networking/Community Videos/Tutorials In-depth Demo Version Plugins:VST/Rewire GARAGEBAND Grade School-High School Mac Basic editing, recording and mixing Strong Networking/Community Videos/Tutorials Free

5 Music + Education ABC Song Sesame Street School House Rock The Electric Company

6 Music is also good for… Physical – Brain Over the past decade or so, studies have shown that music stimulates numerous regions of the brain all at once, including those responsible for emotion, memory, motor control, timing and language.-Science News

7 Music is also good for… Physical – Rehabilitation Our research shows for the first time that listening to music during this crucial period can enhance cognitive recovery and prevent negative mood, and it has the advantage that it is cheap and easy to organize…Music listening should be considered as an addition to other active forms of therapy -Teppo Sarkamo,University of Helsinki

8 Todays Student Todays student: "The average age of first use of portable digital-music players has declined…And loaded onto those digital-music players owned by youngsters ages 2 to 14 are an average of 125 songs, 10 TV shows and 15 movies – Adage.com

9 Todays Student Todays student: 86% of kids who use a PDMP listen to music on it, where watching movies comes in a distant second with 17%. –NPD Group

10 Todays Computing Power Todays computing power paired with easy to use media applications allow students and educators to create enriching and personalized media that can be shared throughout the world.

11 Music + Education Teachers are being creative in how they teach… – UCLA CHEMISTRY KIDS UCLA CHEMISTRY KIDS – SONGS FOR KIDS SONGS FOR KIDS – Rappin Mathematician (Itty Bitty Dot) Rappin Mathematician – Rappin Mathematician (CBS NEWS) Rappin Mathematician …and students are excited to share in this experience

12 Applications FL STUDIO 9/FRUITY LOOPS Middle School-High School Windows Advanced editing Professional Recording and Mixing Can incorporate video Strong Networking/Community Videos/Tutorials In-depth Demo Version Plugins:VST/Rewire GARAGEBAND Grade School-High School Mac Basic editing, recording and mixing Strong Networking/Community Videos/Tutorials Free

13 Conclusion|Technical & Training Recommendations Training-Teachers Decide on a software package. Develop a training strategy that teaches the basics of how: – To create and edit music – To transfer to MP3/Portable Devices Incorporate video training: – Lots of online video instruction via web and social networks. Identify those teachers who have high technology skills to assist in teaching staff. Allow students with high technology skills to demonstrate. Training-Students Incorporate video training: – Lots of online video instruction via web and social networks. Identify those students who have high technology skills to assist. Incorporate into computer courses. During free time allow students to work on their music compositions: Study Hall Recess After school club/organization

14 Conclusion|Technical & Training Recommendations Technical Specifications Laptop/workstations that meet software requirements Midi/USB controller Headphones Speakers Recording device Microphone

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