ISTE Magazine Reviews and Recommends MusIQ Lab Software
MusIQ Lab’s Children’s Music Journey is featured in the August 2009 issue of Leading & Learning with Technology (L&L), the membership magazine of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
MusIQ Lab announces that its 3-volume interactive early music learning software series, Children’s Music Journey (CMJ) has been acclaimed by ISTE, the largest education technology organization worldwide.
Following a comprehensive evaluation, L&L curriculum specialist Professor Savilla Banister praised the depth and quality of the software. “Teachers could effectively use CMJ in elementary school music classrooms, private piano studios, or homes.” said Banister, an associate professor of classroom technology at Bowling Green State University who helps K–12 teachers integrate multimedia technologies. Banister has also taught elementary school music and piano for more than 30 years.
The L&L review praises CMJ’s teach-practice-apply methodology and notes the 5-year-olds experiencing CMJ were “very interested and responsive to the activities. In fact, their mother had a difficult time convincing them to go home that day!” Also, the “selection of [animated composer teachers] is refreshingly diverse and includes women and minorities as well as composers from many different musical styles.”
ISTE is the premier membership association for educators engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. L&L magazine offers content that encapsulates ISTE’s philosophy that technology is essential to school transformation and future opportunities for the 21st-century learners around the globe.
“We’re pleased by ISTE’s acknowledgement” said Jim Mullen, president and CEO, Adventus Inc. “As the leader in interactive music learning, we’re proud to offer a uniquely effective and engaging program that helps students learn to read music, play piano with both hands, compose and improvise. We believe our dedication to quality helps to ensure educators can deliver an early music and piano solution that far exceeds their expectations.”