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ERIC Number: EJ852192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
School Music Advocates Go Straight to Video: Online Services like SchoolTube Offer Far-Reaching Possibilities
Block, Debbie Galante
Teaching Music, v17 n1 p14 Aug 2009
A few years ago, Bill Pendziwiatr of Crestwood School District in Pennsylvania helped create a video documenting six local music programs, including snippets of rehearsals and performances by choirs, traditional bands, jazz and rock ensembles, orchestras, even a clapping class. His goal was to distribute the video all over the state so that teachers and administrators elsewhere could learn from what other districts are doing, or not doing. To get his point across, Pendziwiatr made copies of the video, stuffed those copies in envelopes, and sent them by mail--an involved and time-consuming process. If he were to do it again today, the going would be much easier; he could simply post the video online, allowing it to be seen by anyone with a computer and Internet connection. But where would he post it? YouTube may seem like the perfect answer, but in fact many schools block it because some of its content is questionable. This article discusses one better option--SchoolTube (, a free online service for schools and teachers that has been operating since 2006. All SchoolTube videos must be approved by a local registered teacher before posting.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania