When I first happened upon Pinterest, I found tons of pins about home decor and women's fashion, and I wasn't all that interested. But then I discovered pins about education, and specifically music education, and I was hooked!
To search for music education pins, simply start a Pinterest account, then in the search bar, type “music education,” “Kodaly,” “Orff,” etc. for lots of great pins with great ideas! When I typed “music education” into Pinterest today, I saw these pins:
Twitter used to be a bit of a mystery to me. I just didn't get it. But after playing around with the platform a bit, I started to finally figure it out…and it can be a great way to share articles and blog posts….and with the #elmused chat every Tuesday evening at 9 pm eastern, it can be a wonderful way to gather ideas!
To join the #elmused chat, go to Twitter Tuesday evenings at 9 pm eastern, and search #elmused, then click “all tweets.” If you're not completely comfortable with Twitter, you could just watch the chat to see how it works. If you want to join, just make sure to answer questions with A1 for the answer to the first question, A2 for the second question, etc., and add #elmused to the end of each tweet!
Instagram is such a fun way to scroll through beautiful pictures, but recently, I've seen so many more music teachers post pictures of their classrooms, their activities, etc.!
To find pictures like this, simply search for music education hashtags, such as #kodaly, #orffposse, #iamamusicteacher, or #musiceteacherproblems. David Row at Make Moments Matter recently started the hashtag #instamusiced for instant music education tips, which are really helpful! Here is a screenshot of all the pictures that came up for the hashtag #elementarymusic: