Author Archives: Alison Armstrong

About Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong BMus./BEd. (Queensland University of Technology), Dip. ABRSM (Performance- Singing) I have trained to teach Music (Elementary, Middle and High School) and Drama (Middle and High School). This is my 7th year as a teacher.

Next steps as Music teachers

I’ve just reached the final module of “Music Education in the 21st century” through Coursera.org and it couldn’t have come at a better time as I’m currently doing a curriculum review of my music program before the new school year … Continue reading

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The DAW, Open Learning and Project Based Learning

Below are some questions I responded to as part of a MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera to do with Music Education. You were introduced to the DAW (or sequencer), the step sequencer, and a range of notation software. Do … Continue reading

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Is media rich technology the answer for music education?

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Musical cultures in the classroom

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Moving on up with technology

What are some ways forward for technology and cultures around digital technology in education, specifically music education? There are a few paths we could take… No digital technology until we think students are mature enough, as modeled in some Steiner schools, … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful World: Connections to inspire Music Teachers

Hello from beautiful Laos! So, I’ve just gotten back from a conference (EARCOS) at the International School of Manila with a bunch of Arts and PE teachers AND I’ve signed up for a course on COURSERA through the Sydney Conservatorium. … Continue reading

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Inquiring in Year 9 Music

I have just finished a unit of inquiry with my Year 9 Music students, and I’m so proud of what the students were able to achieve. I won’t talk about everything we did, but I will share with you what … Continue reading

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