Confessions of a Band Director

Experiences and thoughts on technology and teaching music.







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Google Docs for the Classroom and Much More!

Posted by dougbutchy on 20th November 2010

Below is my most recent post to the Discovery Education PA Blog. Enjoy! For many years now, I have been an avid user of as much Google as possible. Google Maps, Images, Gmail, Places, Docs…I think I’ve tried just about everything. I recently gave a presentation to my school staff about using Google Docs in [...]

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My First Experiences in Second Life

Posted by dougbutchy on 28th November 2009

A while back, I posted a tweet on my Twitter after reading some posts by other educators who use Second Life. I immediately heard back from @msgregson… …I was convinced right away. I really didn’t need that much convincing anyway, but it was just the push that I needed to give it a try. I [...]

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A Student's Thoughts on Wikipedia

Posted by dougbutchy on 9th November 2009

What follows is an article a student of mine wrote in the school newspaper. This echoes my feelings on Wikipedia and how it is viewed in education. This school is giving Wikipedia a bad name. As a small child in ninth grade, I was convinced that the online self-edit encyclopedia was a bad website for [...]

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