"Scotland is at the cutting edge," she says. "[With Glow] you will be able to chat to teachers the length and breadth of Scotland. You can check the teaching news every morning, share resources, organise learning materials and share learning objectives." One example is pupils who recently held a video conference with children in a school in Malawi.
Once on Glow, teachers can have five free Gigajam lessons, with which they can set up a band and learn a piece of music.
George Lucas, director of the Star Wars films, speaking to the United States House of Representatives in July, cited Glow as a shining example of technology in education. He told representatives on the telecommunications and internet sub-committee that the US is lagging behind Scotland in using 21st-century tools to teach its children.
"Now it's an interactive community," Mrs Monaghan says. "It's up to you to decide how to use these communities in your classroom. It's about collaboration and sharing resources. Practitioners will be key. It's about how to take enterprise, international education, citizenship, literacy and numeracy and embed it throughout the curriculum. That's what this can do for us in education today."
Music technology in A Curriculum for Excellence was part of the Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME) Power of Music conference in Stirling.