Turn zombie scrolling into learning

For most, including myself, it is almost an automated response to grab for your phone or iPad when procrastinating. Before you know it, you are in the depths of Facebook stalking or finding items on Pinterest you never knew you needed. Lauren Keeth reports the increasing trend for one long page reel rather than seperate…

‘Comeducation’

Definition: (Noun) The combination of comedy and education. Experimenting with and exploring six-second videos Vine has lead me to creating this word. I have reached that point of essay writing where I have either reached a ‘light-bulb’ moment or completely lost the plot, hopefully not the latter. The comedy channel on Vine sits pride of place…

The Goldfish Theory

For my sixth birthday I was given two pet goldfish, named very imaginatively ‘Goldy’ and ‘Swirly’. Little did six-year old me know that Goldy and Swirly were to have a longer attention span than twenty-six-year old me. At aged eleven I was given my first mobile phone, a Nokia 3210, it had a black and…

“I Heard It Through the (Grape)Vine”

As a musician, it was hard not to link the social network to the Motown classic but after exploring Vine, you can definitely hear and see it all on Vine in 6-second video loops. It has something for everyone on Vine, from comedy pranks to DIY to ‘weird’ (not all being appropriate for viewing!) and…

Finding my feet on Vine

Creating a 6-second lesson is proving to be a challenge, particularly creating something that is of educational value for GCSE music revision. This is my first attempt, just focusing on musical theoretical concept of the circle of 5ths and not polished video editing at this stage…https://vine.co/search/miss+music+circle+of+5ths To know whether this approach is feasible I first…

A little bit about me

Hi there!  I started in my first teaching post in September 2014 as a Music teacher to pupils aged 11-16.  I studied Creative Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield and one of the reasons why I got my current job is because of my passion for music tech.  We are lucky enough to have…

Posting a Video…

Here is a music video I feature in on electric violin with ‘Monsters Build Mean Robots’.