Session Title: Be a Maker, not a Taker: Hacking (Music) Education

Your Name: André J. Spang

Work Title:  "Oberstudienrat" (= Teacher at German Highschool) & HigherED Instructor, Maker, OER-Activist

School or Organization Name: Kaiserin Augusta Schule, Gymnasium in Cologne

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Cologne, Germany, Europe 

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Anyone interested in Maker Ed, Music and Mobile Learning, Teachers, HigherEd, OER

Short Session Description (one line): This session shows mobile learning scenarios using tablets, apps and the web to produce music & content, share it & have fun making stuff :)

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): I am conducting a mobile learning project using tablets and Webtools at a German secondary school since 2011. I am producing music, apps, Vines, Blogs and ebooks with the students of my music classes and with students at local University of Applied Sciences. During the session I will show many best practices, concerning:

  • true participation
  • making and getting things done
  • playing and producing music with technology
  • enhance all dusty (music) education with 21century tools
  • have fun with learning
  • share your stuff with others

Of course, I will show some Apps specially designed for the making of music (like iMaschine, Garage Band, Figure) but I will shift their usage to other educational scenarios and subjects. Mentioned web tools and platforms for sharing will be Wiki, Blog, Google+ Hangouts and Vines for Microtutorials.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

My Presentation and Wiki Workspace for previous RSCON4

iPad project blog

About me

OER Wiki Platform cologne

My twitterhandle: @tastenspieler

URL to a Slides or a Video Showcasing Your Presentation Skills:

Link to my recorded Session at #RSCON4

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