Technology Integration in the Ensemble Setting

 

Matt Cross & David DeVoto – Allen High School Orchestra

matthew.cross@allenisd.org

david.devoto@allenisd.org

  • Brief description of our program
    • Size
    • Setup
    • Schedule
    • Vertical alignment

  • Need for Change
    • Program growth w/small staff:
      • Tuners
    • District source of information for the program:
      • Website – WordPress (Abundance of communication)
    • Curriculum adoption & need for assessment tool as we added ensembles:
      • Smartmusic – It’s a tool, not the solution to all problems!
    • Observations from Grad. School:
      • Canvas & approach to use (online practice records)
      • BTT & SM
    • Arena Scheduling:
      • SM/Canvas/Rubrics
    • COVID:
      • Online submissions, info distribution via google drive
    • Started families:
      • Work smarter, not harder!

  • Planning for the year
    • Do work up front, then modify
    • Re-evaluate & adjust course constantly
    • Vertical alignment
    • Don’t be a martyr

  • Programs/Technology we use & how it is incorporated
    • Smartmusic
    • Breezin’ Thru Theory
    • Canvas
    • Harmony Director
    • Tuners
    • Director iPads
    • ForScore
    • Finale
    • PhotoScore
    • District 1 to 1 tech w/ Chromebooks
    • Google Drive
    • Charms
    • WordPress