digital organization tips for music teachers

Dorico, featuring Daniel Spreadbury (Season 3, Episode 2)

Daniel Spreadbury, Product Manager of notation editor, Dorico, joins the show.

Once we got going, this conversation ventured into great detail on the subject of Daniel’s start at Sibelius, using the different modes of Dorico, user interface design, the challenges of software development, the future of Dorico on mobile, and much more.

Daniel’s articulate thought and meticulous attention to detail made this a really fun episode to record. You can hear Daniel’s inner nerd pour out over every side of the product. From the backend code, to the user experience, to the customer support.

Daniel Spreadbury

Twitter | Dorico | Blog

Show Notes:

Dorico YouTube Channel

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Marco Arment

Overcast Podcast App

Forecast

My Book - Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers

Audio Hijack

Edit: Since recording, the Dorico Manual was released in PDF form. Download here.

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 10 - Misc. Apps and Utilities, with Dr. Ken Elpus (Season 2, Episode 10)

This week Dr. Ken Elpus joins the show to talk about productivity apps and utilities that he uses to get his busy and multifaceted job done. Ken is the Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Maryland College Park. He is an absolute power user when it comes to leveraging his computer in amazing ways to better do his job!

Note: Around the 49 minute mark, Ken’s voice gets weird. Sorry.

Dr. Ken Elpus

Website | Twitter | UMD

Show Notes:

Apps Mentioned..

Audio Hijack - tool for rerouting the audio of your apps | Ulysses - Writing tool for Mac and iOS | Google Photos | Dropbox | Evernote | Waze - maps app with crowd sourced traffic data | Fantastical on Mac and iPhone - natural language input calendar app | OmniFocus - Robby and Ken’s task app of choice | Things - a beautiful and intuitive task app | Keynote | Canvas | Wuphf! | Unibox - organizes email by contact | AirMail - powerful mail client for Mac and iOS | Spark - Robby and Ken’s iOS mail client of choice | SaneBox - service that automatically sorts and organizes your mail | Slack - team communication tool | Remind - app for messaging students | Google Voice | Spotify | forScore | Notability | GoodNotes - note taking app for the iPad with presentation features | iAnnotate | Goodreader | Papers - Reference management software | Scrivener - authoring tool for Mac and iOS | DevonThink | Amphetamine - keeps your Mac awake | 1Password | Magnet and Moom - Window management utility for Mac | Roku | Plex | Boxer - MS Dos Machine | Dorico | MindNode | Alfred/Launchbar - Powerful Spotlight replacements | Screenflow/Tapes - screencast tools | Yoink | Transcribe App/Amazing Slow Downer - tools for slowing down, speeding up, transposing, and looping audio recordings | Taskclone - service that links your Evernote account with your task app

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Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 8 - Working with Audio, with Guest Will Kuhn (Season 2, Episode 8)

Music technology educator, Ableton Live expert, and author, Will Kuhn, chats with me about organizing the audio files on our devices. We also speculate the future of professional audio and video software on the iPad.

Will Kuhn

Website | Twitter | Will's Book - Interactive Composition | Lebanan High School Electronic Music Group

Show Notes:

Referenced Articles

 

The Will Kuhn Audio Organization Workflow

  • iTunes is for finished stuff
  • Student work is shared in Google Drive
  • iCloud desktop folder for short term storage and syncing across devices
  • With video files - don’t keep the scraps!

 

Products and Apps Mentioned

 

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 2, Task Management with Dr. Frank Buck (Season 2, Episode 2)

Guest: Dr. Frank Buck

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Book - Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders

Frank Buck is a former middle school band director, veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and writer. He is the author Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders. Dr. Buck helps people achieve their goals through organization and time management. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and into Canada to acquaint them with how to work with total control and peace of mind.

Great Apps for Task Management

Frank’s App of Choice: Toodledo

Robby’s App of Choice: OmniFocus

What makes a good task management app?

Buck’s Magnificent 7

  • Assign a due date and sort by due date
  • Repeating tasks
  • Notes field
  • Search
  • Sync across all devices
  • Interfaces with email ** - Voice recognition

Robby’s Must Have Features

  • Quick capture
  • Inbox
  • Review
  • Due dates

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