Sander DeVries, a masters student in music education at Arizona State, engaged in a project where he learned how to use the iPad app Lemur to design music performing and creating systems by programming graphical user interfaces. Sander developed related projects involving creating and performing music in Garageband with Lemur that he pilot tested with middle school students.
Here are some of Sander’s video tutorials with connections to music teaching and learning:
Using the iPhone/iPad app Lemur to wirelessly control Ableton on a computer
Scripting and Expressions in the Lemur Editor
Creating a simple keyboard interface in the Lemur Editor
Consortium member and doctoral student in music education, Ryan Bledsoe has been using AudioCubes with her sixth graders. She designed a lesson in which students play the role of researchers as they interact with the AudioCubes. Her project led to a deeper understanding of how young people interact with new technologies and offered a fascinating look into young people’s attitudes on research and music.
Consortium member Katie Paetz’s article entitled Ready, Set, Kaoss! was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of The TI:MES: A Publication of Technology for Music Education. Her article describes a grant-funded project in which she used technology including a kaossilator, kaoss pad, and other music technology with kindergarten students. More information, including full text of Katie’s article is available to TI:ME members at the Technology for Music Education website.
Katie found that young people treat the kaossilator as if it were any other type of classroom instrument!