Adam W. Metzler

Don’t Answer those Facebook Games!!

Have you been browsing Facebook and come across one of those 20 question games answering all types of random questions? Have you seen the recent post your graduation photo? It is very easy to get sucked into replying as they are meant to be fun, and it can be fun to see your friend’s answers.

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What kind of mic should I use?

If you have been one of the many people that have had to become audio experts as of late I want to take a post and talk a bit about microphones. This is not going to be a technical post but rather a post to help out those that have never needed to know much

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A Music Educator & Techie take on Video Conferencing Platforms

This is a follow-up post to the one I made yesterday on Best Practices for Video Conferencing. There are so many choices out there it can be hard to know which platforms are good for what you need to do with students. If you combine the information in my best practices post with the information

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Best Practices for Video Conferencing

Video conferencing has become a hot topic in the past few weeks due to the happenings around the world. Video conferencing is the same concept used in video podcasting and remote interviews that you see on news outlets. The technology needed to make it sound and look good is simple and would not break the

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Supporting Each Other

Firstly I hope everyone is hanging in there and doing well with everything going on right now! Many schools are now facing a situation they never dreamed possible and the technology is now at the forefront. This post is going to move around a little on a few different topics. The first thing techies need

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My Live Streaming Journey

Live streaming has been something our school district has been looking into for a few years. A few years ago we tried a service called The Cube which worked pretty well but to do anything of substance with it there was a yearly fee. The features it offered was not great for the price it

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Digital Signage in Classrooms

In our music room, there is a lot of information I need to keep in front of the kids as much as possible. Over the years I have gone the traditional route and used a whiteboard writing all the information on the board under different sections. I am in our jr./sr. high school three days

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My Productivity Journey

It’s only been a few months since my last post as life has been busy! I plan to get back to regular posting as I have a few topics in the works. keeping track of everything I have on my plate can be quite challenging and I have looked around at a lot of tools.

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iPadOS Here We Come!

This past Monday Apple had their annual World Wide Developer Conference, also know as WWDC! I believe this was one of the most exciting keynotes in many, many years. Asan educator there is one piece I would like to focus on in this post and that is the new iPadOS. I am one of those

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Too Much Tech, Too Little Training!!

There has been a huge push in education over the past few years to load up schools with as much technology as possible. We need technology in schools along with access to those resources so we can best prepare students as they move on upon graduate. Schools should not stick to just one platform or

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Blending Music and Technology

There is such a push in education to integrate technology into your teaching. In my discussions with fellow music teachers often they are at a loss in what tools can be used in the rehearsal or lesson environment that integrates technology. Teaching instrumental music and being the technology director in my district it allows me

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It’s a Trap!

It has been just over three months since my last post and it has been a long three months. January through mid-March is extremely busy due to pep band, tournament, and coaching volleyball. I have a number of posts laid out over the next few months so I promise if you check back on a