Technology


Why should you use technology as a tool for learning? John Page's article "Nine Excellent Reasons for Technology in Education" might help you make up your mind.

Once you've decided to use technology, you can check out the following resources. If you're a music educator, you might be interested in the Technology Institute for Music Educators, headquartered right here in Pennsylvania.



Tech resources - Created for the 2/10/09 "Web 2.0 Tools for Arts Educators" presentation at PETE&C in Hershey. Please add your ideas to these lists!


Dance

Name
Type
Category
Link
DanceForms 1.0
Software
Choreography
www.charactermotion.com/danceforms
*Laban Lab
Website
Tutorial/Labanotation
www.dance.ohio-state.edu/5_resources/labanlab/index.html

Music

Name
Type
Category
Link
Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory
Software
Method
www.alfred.com
*Audacity
Software
Audio editing/recording
audacity.sourceforge.net
Camtasia
Software
Video/audio editing
www.techsmith.com/camtasia
Classroom Maestro
Software
Electronic blackboard
timewarptech.com
Doggiebox
Software
Beat sequencer/ composition
www.doggiebox.com
*E Music Theory
Website
Tutorial
www.emusictheory.com
Finale (*Notepad is no longer a free product)
Software
Composition
www.finalemusic.com
Garage Band
Software
Composition
www.apple.com/ilife/garageband
Home Concert Xtreme
Software
Practice/accompaniment
timewarptech.com
(*)JamStudio – free to first 1,000 educators
Website
Composition
www.jamstudio.com
Music Theory.net
Website
Tutorial
www.musictheory.net
Noteflight
Website
Composition/Notation
www.noteflight.com
Sibelius
Software
Composition
www.sibelius.com
Small Wonder
Hardware
Video/still camera
www.mysmallwonder.com
SmartMusic
Software
Practice/accompaniment
www.smartmusic.com
Snowball USB microphone
Hardware
Microphone
www.bluemic.com
Standard of Excellence Enhanced Comprehensive Band Method
Software
Method
www.kjos.com
*Teoria – Music Theory Web
Website
Tutorial
www.teoria.com

Theatre

Name
Type
Category
Link
Audio Studio
Software
Audio editing/recording
www.sonycreativesoftware.com/audiostudio
Camtasia
Software
Video/audio editing
www.techsmith.com/camtasia
Punch! Super Home Suite
Software
Set design
www.punchsoftware.com/products/super.htm
*Second Life
Website
Virtual world
www.secondlife.com


Visual Arts


Name
Type
Category
Link
Animationish
Software
Animation
www.animationish.com
Artrageous
Software
Art history
(Softkey Intl CD-ROM, out of print)
CoreFX
Software
Digital art
www.core-learning.com
*Exif Viewer
Software
Digital camera tag visualizer
homepage.mac.com/aozer/EV/index.html
*Flickr
Website
Photo sharing
www.flickr.com
*Gimpshop
Software
Digital art
www.osalt.com/gimpshop
*Google Earth
Website
Art gallery
www.google.com/intl/en/landing/prado/
*Kerpoof
Website
Digital art
www.kerpoof.com
KidPix
Software
Digital art
www.kidpix.com
*Photobucket
Website
Photo sharing
www.photobucket.com
Photoshop
Software
Digital art
www.adobe.com/products/photoshop
*Photoshop Express
Website
Photo editing
www.photoshop.com
*Picasa
Software
Photo editing
picasa.google.com
*Queeky
Website
Digital art – social drawing
www.queeky.com
Artstor
Website
consortium
www.artstor.org
Picnik
web-based app
Image editing
www.picnik.com
Interactive Art Sites


General Technology


Name
Type
Category
Link
*ArtsLit
Website
Arts integration
www.artslit.com
*Flowgram
Website
Presentation
www.flowgram.com
*Google Books
Website
Book reader/previewer
www.google.com/books
*Google Docs
Website
Office suite
www.google.com/docs
*Google Sites
Website
Wiki/webpage
www.google.com/sites
iTalkPro
Hardware
iPod recorder
www.griffintechnology.com
iWeb
Software
Webpage
www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/
*Jing
Software
Recording
www.jingproject.com
*JustInTV
Website
Streaming
www.justin.tv
*Open Office
Software
Productivity
www.openoffice.org
*OSAlt
Website
List of open source software
www.osalt.com
Roland Edirol R-09 mp3 Recorder
Hardware
Audio recorder
www.edirol.net/products/en/R-09
TuneTalk
Hardware
iPod recorder
www.belkin.com
Videozilla
Software
File conversion
www.videozilla.net
*Voicethread
Website
Recording/learning documentation
www.voicethread.com
Wacom Bamboo
Hardware
Digital tablet
www.wacom.com/bambootablet
*WiZiQ
Website
Learning platform
www.wiziq.com
*Zamzar
Website
File conversion
www.zamzar.com
dimdim
website
Virtual videoconferencing
www.dimdim.com

To see the list of "invisible technology" ideas created at PETE&C on February 9, 2009, visit this Google Site.