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National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
The National Association for Music Education, among the world's largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music study.
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of teachers.
North Carolina Music Educators Association
NCMEA is one of eleven state affiliates of the Southern Division of NAfME: the National Association for Music Education. The mission of NCMEA is to promote music as a fundamental component of education and to provide opportunities for lifelong learning by supporting teachers, students, and communities in developing and fostering excellence in music.
Many of these websites were obtained from Free Technology for Teacher a blog by Richard Byrne.
K-12 Resources for Music Educators
A webliography of sites for classroom music teachers.
Free Children's Music
Sponsored by Songs for Teaching, this music site provides free kids’ music (lyrics and audio), children’s song videos, printable sheet music, and other useful elementary classroom materials.
The Children's Music Web Resources for Teachers
Fantastic ideas about music and the curriculum.
Created by Dr. Prof. Joseph Pisano, this music technology site is a good place for elementary teachers to read about music education, music technology, and music advocacy. Other site features include links to music-related hardware, software, and freeware.
The Virtual Keyboard is an online keyboard that students can use to virtually play piano, organ, saxophone, flute, pan pipes, guitar, bass, and steel drums. Students can play individual notes and or create chords.
Just type in some music lyrics, song title, artist, etc. to access the lyrics.
Using this resource you can write quizzes and find quizzes that your students can use. ThatQuiz.org is kind of like a wiki of quizzes because teachers can share with others the quizzes that they have written.
TimeRime allows users to create timelines that include text, images, audio, and video. One of the better features of TimeRime is that you can have more than one type of media for each event on your timeline.
Snag Learning offers free access to high quality documentary films from notable producers like National Geographic and NOVA.
Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Masher offers a large collection of video clips from the BBC's Motion Gallery and Rip Curl video. There is a large music library, an effects library, and a good selection of video player skins. If you don't find content that you like in Masher's library, you can add your own images, video clips, and music clips through the Masher uploader.
Popular Games for Instruction
Jefferson County Schools has a website that contains numerous, good, technology resources. One such resource is a collection of templates for building PowerPoint games based on the concepts of Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune, Bingo, and $25,000 Pyramid. All of these templates can be downloaded from the site and altered to suit your needs.
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