Recently Google unveiled its newest learning tool the Chrome Music Lab. Its a collaborative site between musicians and coders to create music experiments that help visitors learn more about music. As an additional feature Chrome Music Lab provides open source code so the user can create their own experiments. Check out the video below to view Chrome Music Lab in action.
How Chrome Music Lab Can Help Education
Right now schools are using 2,3, 4, different devices/operating systems which causes streaming of one type of software or application difficult to do. Chrome Music Lab works across multiple devices which doesn't make the program subject to just once type of device. School budgets are not restricted by Chrome Music Lab either. Google is bringing this to world for free encouraging unlimited creativity and access. Lastly for schools who have had to cut their music education program due to budget cuts or lack of staff capacity greatly benefit from using Chrome Music Lab to integrate it with other curriculum lessons. While this may not be as idea as having a music teacher on staff, the interaction with the Music Lab's experiment creates conversations and opportunities for discovery and reflection. For more information about Chrome Music Lab check out this link.