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Music & Learning

The essential role of music in the process of cognitive development and learning in education is typically underrated and not understood. This program brings the most recent research, brightest minds and best practices for advancing learning through music. This is a must listen resource for teachers and parents.

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Bridging the Gap Between IT and Tech Integrators

In this premier episode of EdTechChat Radio the teachers and edtech integrators explore the challenges of bridging the gap between school IT staff, tech integrators, classroom teachers and students.Tom Murray serves as the Director of Technology and Cyber Education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pa. Tom is a former middle school assistant and elementary school principal (@thomascmurray). Sharon Plante is Director of Technology at Eagle Hill-Southport in Southport, CT (@iplante). Alex J Podchaski serves as the Director of Technology at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ (@ajpodchaski). Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL(@s_bearden)


23 May 2013

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The Message In the Music

For our guests in this segment, their music is all about the message. Their aim is to deliver powerful positive messages to children about the world and the possibilities it holds. Tune in and hear how they shape and deliver their messages with music.


10 Nov 2010

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Singing Green: Can Music Save Our Planet?

Whether we are talking about protecting wildlife, ocean life, forests, the water cycle or ecosystems, our guest has developed engaging ways to teach children about our planet through music.


10 Nov 2010

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Revisiting The Mozart Effect

The term "The Mozart Effect" was first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, and is based on an experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosted students' IQ by 8 to 9 points.


27 Oct 2010

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Understanding the Music Reading Connection

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a bestselling 1989 children's book drawn and written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, The book is notable for its rhyming structure which is reminiscent of the jazz vocal improvisation technique known as scat singing. The book has been credited with helping many young children learn to read and in this segment we interview the author about the music reading connection.


20 Oct 2010

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