Exploring music, education, and technology
An educator with experience in educational technology, primary music education, & user design.
Delving into Educational Technology
This year of teaching was a heck of a year, but the first thing I teach every year is the welcome song I do with my kindergarten students. Here’s a recorded example I made for a guest teacher in October of this school year: The world and education has changed drastically since then. More recently, … Continue reading Hello There, and Then Goodbyes
Let’s Get Some Context. I was accepted to Michigan State University’s Master’s in Educational Technology program almost exactly three years after I took my first class in user experience design (UXD). I know because I found the original Instagram post I made from a “take a picture of something that makes you happy every day” … Continue reading Design Thinking Impressions
Introduction I accepted my first teaching job three years ago as an itinerant music teacher. Our district has gone through a lot of changes in staffing, funding, and schedules over that time. Itinerants teach at different buildings throughout the day, starting in one building, traveling during the work day, and ending at a different building. … Continue reading Supporting Itinerant Music Teachers Through Design Thinking
My specific problem is that itinerant general music teachers are feeling unsupported in their transient positions. Going through the design process, there are several steps: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. This shows my prototype handbook to solve the problem going through the testing phase. Due to the testing happening during social isolation for COVID-19, … Continue reading Testing…now with video!