Earsketch named as one of the top websites for Teaching and Learning for 2018

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Earsketch has been named by the AASL as one of the top websites for Teaching and Learning in 2018.

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The American Association for School Librarians has identified Earsketch as one of their top websites for Teaching and Learning for 2018. These websites are chosen for their ability to foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration and for their support of AASL’s “National School Library Standards.”

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Earsketch has been named as one of the top websites for Teaching and Learning in 2018 by the American Association of School Librarians. The AASL is dedicated to creating and maintaining learning standards to help build communities that can lead to a conductive environment for learning to take place.

To reflect this, every year the AASL releases a list of websites that best represent these goals, stating that each website on their 2018 list works to "foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration." They must also be free to use, user friendly, and encourage a community of learners. Earsketch was both nominated and voted to this honor by the members of the association, which are school library professionals.

Earsketch is designed to teach students to create their own musical compositions by way of coding (using either Python or Javascript). This is done by using code to string together a collection of beats, loops, and sound effects to create original compositions.

Although it is primarily used by high school students, it has been used by students from the fifth grade all the way up to college courses. Teachers can use Earsketch as a platform for a coding class or club, or of course just for individual use.

Co-founded in 2011 by Georgia Tech School of Music professor Jason Freeman and School of Literature, Media, and Communication professor Brian Magerko, Earsketch has been used by over 190,000 students in all 50 states in the United States, and over 100 countries worldwide.

 

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School of Music

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Arts @ Tech, Education, Music and Music Technology
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People and Technology
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EarSketch, GT School of Music, School of Literature Media and Communication, College of Design, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College, Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko
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  • Created By: Joshua Smith
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  • Created On: Jun 25, 2018 - 10:00am
  • Last Updated: Jun 25, 2018 - 10:18am