SET UP YOUR MUSIC LEARNING TOOLS

 1. BUILD YOUR eNOTEBOOK

 

For every unit, gig or project you will need to provide evidence that you understand the material.  This is critical when working in the blended classroom.   We have found that the best tool is a website.    It is our philosophy that having student work in the eNotebook format allows both the student and the instructor the ability to measure growth over time.  In addition, the eNotebook becomes a great tool for lifelong learning and can be used long into the future.

 

This eNotebook is where you will store your notes, reflections, and compositions throughout the semester.

When it is time to turn in your work, you just turn in the website page in OnCampus.

 

 

What makes a good eNotebook?

 

  • Organized information

  • Specific concise notes

  • Embedded Video examples

  • Detailed information on each concept 

  • Personal reflective notes on your process of learning

  • Embedded Audio files

 

 

 

Skills that we will look for:

 

  • Ability to modify the template maintaining the  unit structure

  • Ability to change and add text

  • Ability to add video

  • Ability to label assignments correctly

  •  Ability to embed audio from Box.com or Soundcloud

  

 

Click pic to see a sick eNotebook

 1. BUILD YOUR eNOTEBOOK

 

Free websites:

Wix

Jimdo  (We used this for years, but it requires you to translate into German)

Are there others?  Be careful of trial accounts, how long do they last?

 

You could also use:

Onenote by Microsoft - Get a Microsoft account and use OneNote.

Trello - (Build a "card "for each unit)

Google Tools  (Watch out for permissions)

 

 

Pick a tool and customize it to meet the needs of the course you are taking. 

  1. Make sure your name is clearly shown on the front page

  2. Create a unique template to make your site unique and a representation of who you are.

  3. Create a navigation system so that each Unit will be a separate page.  Create 10 Units.

  4. Remember your password and website name

  5. Make a shortcut in Chrome that will go directly to your site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 2. CREATE AN ONLINE AUDIO STORAGE TOOL

SET UP A BOX.COM ACCOUNT

 

Storing Audio on your Free website will not be possible. You may need to store audio in a cloud service.  The best choice is Box.com .  You can embed the box files into your website or another digital tool.  There is a free version. Create an account.

 

 

Having a YouTube channel is also an option - create if you want to document your learning doing video screen captures.

 

 

3. LOCAL STORAGE

 

Be sure to make a folder on your desktop and put your name on it. You can store files locally as needed.  This is temporary storage.  It is better to store your work in the cloud or on a thumb drive.

 

 

 

 

  

 

You should be all set
  • eNotebook
  • Box.com account
  • Folder on your desktop

4. SELF ASSESSMENT OF YOUR HABITS OF LEARNING:

 

 

  1. If you haven't done so already, take a screenshot of the Habit of Learning Scale; the white sheet with boxes that says Habits of Learning. Screen shot= command shift 4, draw a box if you haven't done this already.

  2. Just double-click on the screenshot once it is on your desktop and it will open in Preview.

  3. Using the annotation tools in Preview, highlight the descriptors that you think may be a challenge for you

  4. LOAD THIS SCREENSHOT INTO YOUR UNIT 1.

 

 

5. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS (Post in your eNotebook)

1. What do you hope to learn and be able to do by the end of this class?  
 
2. What is motivating you to take this subject?

 

6. Complete this quiz

Post your results in your enotebook unit 1.

7. TURN IN YOUR WORK

Go to OnCampus Unit 1.

 

Copy the URL of your eNotebook and paste it in the window shown in the On-Campus assignment.  "Getting Started Unit 1"   

 

Be sure you have the following in unit 1:

 

  1. Screenshot of the Habits of Learning, with annotated markings of the areas you may need to work on this term. ​

  2. Answers to the two questions on this page. ​

  3. The results of the Quiz. ​

  4. Any additional work that is specific to your course. 

 

 

YOU CAN MOVE ON TO UNIT 2

TIP: 

Get in the habit of splitting your desktop into regions -

 

Website on one side, the software on the other.  

 

Have your eNotebook tool open in a tab 

  1. Course website - Freebernmusic.com - always open

  2. Software for your course - always open

  3. Your electronic notebook - always open

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