K-State’s free Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase is 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend. Pre-register at ksushowcase.wordpress.com/registration.
Cora Cooper, professor in the Department of Music, will be one of the main speakers at the technology showcase March 13. She will present at 11:30 a.m.
What is the “Women in Music” course that you created for fully online delivery?
The course is a look at music, from medieval times to today, from the viewpoint of women’s contributions. In a traditional survey of western art music you’d get in an “Intro to Music” class, the composers would all be “DWEM’s”– dead white European males. In Women in Music, we focus on the women composers and performers of those periods, and then go on to look at women in world music, jazz, blues, country, rock and roll and popular music today.
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If you’re looking for an easy way to spread some holiday cheer, check out the following links.
- The iTunes Holiday Sampler is a selection of 20 seasonal songs from various artists available free for download.
- Amazon 25 Days of Free is an offering from Amazon.com, where each day in December they add a new free song for you to download. All of the current songs are available here. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for K-State Libraries’ brownbag webinar, Music, Movies & Online Media: Fair Use Do’s & Don’ts for Higher Ed at noon-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Hale 301.
There is no charge to attend. No reservations are required, but seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your lunch and join your colleagues for this practical and interesting webinar. See last week’s article for the specifics, or contact Beth Turtle (email@example.com) or Marcia Stockham (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Hale Library for more information.
Have you ever wondered exactly what constitutes Fair Use in your classroom? The increased use of music and movies for educational purposes can make these determinations confusing. Join K-State Libraries for a 60-minute brownbag webinar, Music, Movies & Online Media: Fair Use Do’s & Don’ts for Higher Ed at noon-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Hale 301. Highlights of the webinar include:
- How to avoid copyright violations when using DVDs and CDs
- Guidelines for applying fair use law to music and movies
- Keys to handling personal and institutional liability issues
- What your rights are for copying DVDs, CDs, movies, and video clips
- Fair Use and YouTube videos in the classroom
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In the new version of Apple’s iLife 09 application suite, GarageBand has received a big update and one really cool feature. Apple has added a feature to help people learn to play either the guitar or the piano.
The basic lessons are free and can be downloaded through the lesson store built into GarageBand. These lessons cover the fundamentals of playing a new instrument and guides users through learning to play a basic song.
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