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Tech Tips for the Music Student Teacher

November 17, 2011

I was recently asked by my district administration if I would be willing to supervise a student teacher. Yay! It's been a couple of years since I had the opportunity to work with a student teacher. I've been lucky to have some really great pre-service teachers to work with in the past, and I've missed the experience.

So it got me thinking about what I need to do to prepare. I haven't had a student teacher since I've been blogging and using social media for professional development, so I wanted to make sure to give a good introduction to the benefits of these to my future student teachers. I was inspired by this Glog (which I found via #musedchat) to make my own!


Related links:

Music Teacher 2.0: Blogging Your Way to a Better Classroom by Andy Zweibel, the presentation at TI:ME 2011 that inspired me to jump on the blogging bandwagon.

10 Reasons Why Teachers Should Blog and Tweet by Gabrielle Deschamps.

10 Ways Twitter Has Made Better Teachers by Mercer Hall and Patricia A. Russac.

New Music Teachers: Things Not to Worry About by Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D.


Some nice examples of online music educator portfolios:

Elizabeth Gravitz Teaching Portfolio

Rachel P. Harney's Music Education Portfolio

Joy Wilson's Online Teaching Portfolio

Andy Zweibel's Online Portfolio


Sample blogs of student teaching reflections:

Reflections from Student Teaching at NCHS by Mary Sue at Life is a Song, Love is the Music

Student Teaching Reflections/Experiences by Elizabeth Heist at Music Education Highlights


UPDATE: Nov. 27 - Top 10 Glogs for Professional Development. I was just introduced to this great post on the Glogster Blog via Twitter. These Glogs have tons of great links for classrooms!!