A day long web day for music educators from all over to connect through different platforms of social media and talk about what we do. The idea was brought up sometime last year and on a dare (yes I was challenged!) it came to life.
We started strong in June of 2012 with a full schedule, and came around with a small event in September. Now it’s time for our winter event on Saturday January 19th! We begin with discussion topics and reminders about #musedmot in the best group on the Facebook, the MPLN Facebook group. If you are on Facebook and not in this group this is a travesty and needs to be corrected! Ask to join in today!
Continuing on to Twitter, and using the hashtag #musedmot you can use tools such as Tweetdeck or Tweetchat to keep up with the hour long talks. When the crowds switch over to Google Plus, the #musedmot hashtag become a back channel for discussion during our G+ time. New to Twitter? Take a peek at their Twitter guide
After we begin the discussions on Twitter, the exciting part of jumping over to Google Plus begins. Every hour the moderator for the chat on our schedule starts up a G+ hangout and invites those who have signed up on their wall post (There can be up to 10 people on a hangout!). There is a specific topic that the attendees video chat about for that hour before moving on to the next video chat hangout! G+ Starter Guide
When the schedule is done and we are all tired, we party till the sun comes up (well not really, but you never know! could happen someday!)
For our January 19th date we are in need of some help! Moderators and ideas to fill our schedule are needed before the 17th!
-Willing to lead a discussion
You don’t need to be an expert to be a moderator, just be excited and willing to lead a discussion on any topic in the realm of music education that gets you worked up and excited! Feel free to leave a comment if you are interested! You get lots of help to run a hangout!
We are also taking suggestions on how to fill our schedule. It becomes hard to find moderators and coming up with ideas for schedule slots that do not require a moderator would be such a big help!
Find the full schedule and more information on our official page here! www.cdwinal.com
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I’d like to discuss music practice for kids 6 – 9 years. I’m not a music teacher but I”m working on an app for music practice and I’d like to understand the whole area of music practice, especially for kids. How to motivate practice and get more kids to reach adulthood with some competency in a musical instrument.
(I’d also like to join your facebook group;-)
Hi Caroline! That sounds fantastic! Do you have a preference in one of the open slots on our schedule?http://www.cdwinal.com/musicedmotivationday.htm and I actually don’t run the Facebook group but if you ask for admittance I’m sure there’ll be not problem. We have a G+ community just started too which I do have moderator power in I’ll send you an invite! 🙂
3pm is good, 7am local time.
I’m a parent of kids learning, not a music teacher so hopefully we have lots of sage advice from the music teachers on line to contribute to my app design.
I’ll put you into that slot now, I’m sure you will get some great music teacher attendees, our whole MPLN posse loves to help! 🙂
Catie: I can moderate a Twitter topic at 11 or noon. Topic: Teacher Evaluation in the Music Classroom?
Of course! Let’s do noon, I’ll put you in there right now! I’m assuming after seeing your tweet a few minutes ago that this is @MusicHeather ?
Yes, I’m @MusicHeather 🙂 “See” you Saturday!
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