As part of this course this semester each student will be undertaking a personal digital project, exploring something in music technology that they are interested in.
During my first week on my prac I met with a member of the Education IT Pedagogy team (I’ve never heard of a school having a team like this, so I consider myself very lucky) and we had a chat about Girls Who Code. Having only recently learnt about this company started by Reshma Saujani (who I have have talked about in a previous blog post) I was excited to chat to someone who is actually involved in this. The conversation turned to music tech, and a program called EarSketch that this staff member had always wanted to use, but felt she didn’t have the music skills. I decided to explore this as a possibility for my tech project, promising that if I did it I would return and share my knowledge with her so she could incorporate it into her teaching.
For the presentation of learning I think a live demonstration would be very interesting, with me quickly building a small section of song in front of everyone.