Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight
This member spotlight features Brigitte-Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada.
What do you teach and where?
Music in elementary School (1st to 6th grade) in Québec, Canada (in French)
Name one favourite technology tool or resource that you’ve used in your music teaching
I’ve been using Acid Xpress for years, but I’m now turning to Soundation.
Briefly describe one tech success you and/or your students have had during a lesson
With Acid Xpress, each year we compose a cellular ring tone. Kids just love that creating project. When students create something in art class, they display their drawing on the fridge. In music, we can have the student’s creation as a cell phone ring tone.
What’s your next music tech goal?
My next goal is to introduce iPads. I currently borrow them from other teachers at planned times, because I only have one. I’m also learning to use Google Classroom – I just began.
Tell us why you decided to join the Midnight Music Community. What’s your favorite thing about it?
Sharing and knowing about the inspiring things that other teachers do.
What’s the biggest challenge you’re facing when it comes to music technology in education?
Technology is so useful that I don’t see challenges. I see opportunity.
If you could give one piece of advice to a brand new music teacher regarding the use of technology in music education what would it be?
Choose what you want to do and then find a tech tool to do it.
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