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VICTOR MINCES

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    Victor Minces

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    May 11, 2021 | 12:06 p.m.

    I would love to hear your comments. And I would love it if you help me spread the word for these tools that students really love. I will be happy to train teachers and meet with students.

    Go to www.listeningtowaves.com to access the web applications, curriculum, and a loooot of media

     

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    Victor Minces

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    May 11, 2021 | 02:57 p.m.

    And if you are a researcher I am always open to collaborations. The science of music can go in so many directions!

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    Aman Yadav

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    May 11, 2021 | 04:00 p.m.

    I love the connection between music and STEM. Are these tools being used my music or STEM teachers or both? How do you support teachers to connect music and STEM since not everyone might behave a background in both disciplines. 

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 11, 2021 | 05:20 p.m.

    Aman, 

    Even though the main target is the science classrooms, I have the feeling the apps are being used in other contexts. They are being used about 800 times per school day. I would love to know all the ways in which the tools are being used. We have created NGSS-aligned lesson plans that are posted through our website, together with tutorials. I hope that the lesson plans and tutorials are good enough so teachers can use them. 

    Thanks for your question.

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    Aman Yadav

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    May 12, 2021 | 08:48 a.m.

    Victor, 

    Thanks for the response. Great to see that science teachers are using the tool and you have a NGSS-aligned lesson plans. I look forward to checking it out. This aligns with one our projects where we are working to bring computational thinking in middle school Arts classrooms. 

    Aman

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 12, 2021 | 03:05 p.m.

    If you have ideas for using the resources I will be happy to collaborate.

    Thanks!

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    NATHAN KIMBALL

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    May 12, 2021 | 10:31 a.m.

    Hi Victor, These are awesome web tools--I just just took a minute to check them out. I've long been a fan of making the connection of an event with its real-time abstract representation as providing deep insights for learning. The fact that you can "play" the different tools brings up so many things, that I think reinforce learning with them, for instance, the gesture of the hand associated with a sound and its representation. It is also great that a brief encounter can be immediately informative, but there is depth there that can carry learners in science or music much deeper. Where do you hope to go next with these tools?

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 12, 2021 | 03:14 p.m.

    Hello Nathan.

    Where I hope to go next. So far the lesson plans and activities have focused on the science classroom. I would love to incorporate lesson plans targeting music performance (for the music class), that way students can see that arts and science can be really integrated. I am also incorporating new features into the apps, and developing a visual programming language that clearly connects music structures with computer science.

    Another direction is using the tools to teach college-level physics and signal processing. The apps make additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, and granular synthesis really easy to understand.

    And another direction is to use the apps to introduce data science and data literacy. We already published a paper showing their potential, but I would like to make the connection more explicit through the website. See: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342154648_There's_Data_all_around_you_Improving_Data_Literacy_in_High_Schools_through_STEAM_based_activities

    Many directions.

    Thanks!

     

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    Rani Sullivan

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    May 12, 2021 | 06:56 p.m.

    thank you for making these web tools accessible to all.

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 12, 2021 | 07:23 p.m.

    Pleasure! Please help me spread the word.

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  • May 13, 2021 | 02:12 p.m.

    I'm so excited to find out about all the progress that you and Alex have made on this project.  I think tools for analyzing and visualing sound signals offer a great approach for intersecting arts and science.

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 13, 2021 | 02:42 p.m.

    It is! Talk soon. Thanks for checking out the video.

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    Penny Thompson

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    May 13, 2021 | 02:51 p.m.

    What a great way to make abstract concepts concrete, and also to pique an interest in STEM among students already interested in the fine arts, and vice versa.

    I am curious about how you measure self efficacy and intention to pursue STEM careers?  Do you use an established instrument or did you develop one for your purposes? Do you have any publications out on the project yet?

    Thank you for giving us a look at your work.

     

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 13, 2021 | 03:32 p.m.

    We used a simple questionnaire suggested by our evaluator. Students filled the questionnaire before and after participation. The manuscript is under the final stages of review, I hope it will be approved and published soon in Connected Science Learning. Please stay tuned or send me an email in a couple of months.

    Thanks!

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    Marcelo Aguilar-Rivera

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    May 14, 2021 | 08:45 a.m.

    Nice tool! More of these resources are needed for STEM!

     
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    Ryan Campos

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    May 14, 2021 | 09:02 a.m.

    👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 14, 2021 | 12:21 p.m.

    Thanks! :)

     
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    David Lockett

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    May 14, 2021 | 02:29 p.m.

    Hello! I enjoyed this video. Music naturally connects with STEM. Educators using music to make connections to STEM and NGSS is a great intersection for learning. 

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 15, 2021 | 01:27 a.m.

    Thank you very much David.

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    Victor Minces

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    May 15, 2021 | 07:30 p.m.

    Thanks!

  • May 16, 2021 | 09:24 p.m.

    Victor, thank you for these resources.  As a STEAM teacher, I was looking for some lessons to utilize with my students to introduce sound waves.  The tools you created will surely help them understand through experimentation and exploration. While these resources appear to be geared towards middle school to high school aged students, do you have any introductory lessons that your would recommend for upper elementary (3rd-4th grade)?

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 17, 2021 | 01:37 p.m.

    Hello Shad, thanks for watching. Did you check the lessons on my website? They are made with 8th graders in  mind, but they surely can be adapted for younger students. The web applications are enjoyable even for babies.

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    Monica Cardella

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    May 18, 2021 | 05:53 p.m.

    Thank you for your work on this project and thank you for creating this video to share your work!

     
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    Victor Minces

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    May 18, 2021 | 06:27 p.m.

    Thanks!

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