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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, Davids Music Jam, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch 10.5 years ago on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,868 pages and 11,682,604 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon


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Music Education Curriculum

  1. Secondary School Music Curriculum from the Ontario Ministry of Education(Revised in 2010)

Guitar Instruction Resources

  1. How an acoustic piano works

Music Education

  1. AMU3O Music Assignments (grade 11) (created and maintained by David Spencer)
  2. Culminating Unit for AMU3O Music
  3. Topics for Culminating Unit for AMU3O Music
  4. ClassicBands.com
  5. Lyrics With A Message
  6. LyricWiki is a free site which is a source where anyone can go to get reliable lyrics for any song from any artist without being hammered by invasive ads.
  7. MusicMondy http://www.musicmonday.ca
  8. University of Colorado at Boulder K-12 Resources http://www.colorado.edu/cu4k12/
  9. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum offers teachers many opportunities to learn how to energize their classrooms with popular music.
  10. MERLOT Music Portal is an educational resource for teaching and learning music.
  11. MERLOT Music Learning Materials
  12. Dr. Brian Blood's music theory & history online index
  13. Musopen is an online music library of copyright free (public domain) music. We want to give the world access to music without the legal hassles so common today. There is a great deal of music that has expired copyrights, but almost no recordings of this music is in the public domain. We aim to record or obtain recordings that have no copyrights so that our visitors may listen, re-use, or in any way enjoy music. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.
  14. ChoralWiki, home of the Choral Public Domain Library
  15. Patricia Gray's Music Teaching Resources
  16. José Rodríguez Alvira's teoria usic Theory Web site
  17. Outside Shore Music: A Jazz Improvisation Primer
  1. History of folk music and protest music The Weavers and Pete Seeger and Pete Seeger Bio and Documentary of Pete Seeger
  2. Post these chord charts
  3. Show the lyrics and play the music to Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"
  4. http://www.coalitionformusiced.ca
  5. http://www.NACmusicbox.ca
  6. http://www.nac-cna.ca
  7. http://www.artsalive.ca
  8. What is this social networking site? http://listen.grooveshark.com/
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsetto
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_jack_swing
  11. Music resources from EXPERIENCE LEARNING COMMUNITY
  12. Add more Lyrics With A Message.

Music Education Associations

  1. British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles BASBWE
  2. Choirs Ontario fosters a vibrant and inclusive choral community by providing resources, creating opportunities and engaging Ontario's diverse population in the transformative power of choral music.
  3. The Coalition for Music Education was founded in 1992 when representatives of more than 20 music education organizations came together to share ideas to improve the state of music education in Canada. Vision Statement: "We envision Canada as a country where the lives of all children are enriched by quality school music programs, and where their active participation in music is valued and supported in our communities." Mission Statement: "To raise the awareness and understanding of the role that music education plays in Canadian culture, and to promote the benefits that music education brings to young people."
  4. College Band Directors National Association
  5. Ontario Band Association
  6. Ontario Music Educators’ Association
  7. Music Educators National Conference
  8. National Band Association
  9. Peel Intermediate Music Teachers' Association (PIMTA) is an organization of Peel District School Board intermediate music teachers dedicated to providing and supporting quality music programs and activities that nurture and enhance musical growth for both students and teachers.
  10. Peel Secondary School Music Teacher's Association (PSSMTA) Connects secondary music teachers working for the Peel District School Board in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
  11. World Association of Symphonic Bands & Ensembles
  12. http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/why-play-music
  13. http://www.namm.org/

Music Education Conferences

  1. Midwest Clinic An International Band & Orchestra Conference each December in Chicago
  2. Ontario Music Educators' Association Conference

Music Centres and Museums

  1. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Music Education Web Sites

  1. Institute for Canadian Music promoting, supporting, and producing scholarship in all areas of Canadian music studies. Includes Canadian Music Links
  2. Science of Music: Exploratorium's Accidental Scientist brings music to your ears with online exhibits, films, and questions that explore the science of music. Try mixing, stepping, composing, and drumming and learn about resonance, polyrhythms, timbre, sound envelopes, acoustics, and more.
  3. Mr. Brox's Music Education Made Fun"

Music on Television

  1. Music from Television Shows
  2. Music from Television Commercials
  3. MuchMusic turns 25...quietly

Music Theory Resources

  1. Music Theory resources from Stephen Lewis Secondary School


Music Films and Videos for Education

  1. PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG UNITED STATES 2007, 93 min • Bloor Cinema Director: Jim Brown Screening: Sunday May 11, 8:30 PM There’s magic in the air in this film about the folk singer, social activist, humanitarian, who is Pete Seeger. Seeger was not only an American original – he was an innovator and a leading player in the struggle for equality in American society during the twentieth century. Pete Seeger wrote the songs, he sang them and he encouraged an entire generation, including hundreds of thousands of Jews, to fight for their beliefs – whether it was to join labour unions, to fight for civil rights or to voice their opposition to the Viet Nam War. What better way to end our Festival than with a tribute to the life and times of a real mensch!


Song Lyrics

  1. Song Lyrics for Teaching English as a Second Language