Katie

About Katie

I love to simplify technology for music teachers. I help teachers from all around the world through the Midnight Music Community - an online professional development community where teachers can take online courses, ask questions and receive personalised help for the music tech goals.

MTT10: Free NASA sounds and how to use them in music education

By | 2017-03-24T10:56:30+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Podcast|

Free NASA sounds and how to use them in music education Some time ago, NASA released a whole collection of recorded sounds for the public to listen to and use freely. The collection includes sounds from space - stars, planets, satellites - sounds from rocket launch sequences and even iconic dialogue spoken by astronauts, NASA [...]

MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to use

By | 2017-03-16T14:06:14+00:00 March 16th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

Recording school kids - why, how, where and what to use With the changes to technology in recent years, recording has become incredibly accessible and there are many great ways you can use it in music education. I talk about the "why, how, where and what to use" of recording in the classroom: the types [...]

Case study: Video Game Compositions with Grade 8

By | 2017-03-16T21:41:18+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Video Game Battle Music Composition This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. Today’s guest post is by Mrs Janice Cook who - for the past 12 months - has [...]

Music In Our Schools Month – 9 Music Tech Activities for Music Advocacy

By | 2017-03-09T06:29:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Music tech activities for music advocacy March is Music In Our Schools Month in the USA and I wanted to share a few ideas for activities that incorporate technology that you could use to shine a spotlight on what you do.  Some are quick and some are more involved and even if you’re not in [...]

MTT08: Productivity Tips For Music Teachers Part B

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:30+00:00 March 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

Productivity tips for music teachers - part B This is part B of a two-part series on productivity for music teachers. In this second part, we'll look at how to safely back up all of your data, how to overcome website loading issues, how to retrieve a webpage that's disappeared, how to effectively save links [...]

MTT07: Productivity Tips For Music Teachers Part A

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:26+00:00 March 1st, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

Productivity tips for music teachers - part A Technology is a big part of my everyday life and has helped me improve my productivity in many ways. Over the next two episodes I'll discuss some of the tech tools that I use on a daily basis to make me more efficient and organised (well, most [...]

Free NASA sound effects and how to use them in music education

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  NASA collection of samples: use in remixing and "found sound" creative projects NASA has made a huge collection of audio recordings available under a Creative Commons licence and they are perfect for using in music tech projects with students. The recordings are from historic space flights and from current missions. I LOVE this collection [...]

MTT06: 15 ways to use a single computer in the music classroom

By | 2017-03-10T12:24:19+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Chromebooks and BYOD, Podcast|

15 ways to use a single computer in the music classroom In episode 4 I talked about 19 different ways you can use just one iPad in music education, and I wanted to follow that up today with some ideas for using a single computer with your students.  I know that some of you don’t [...]

MTT05: How to scan sheet music

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 February 7th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

How to scan sheet music Scanning music can turn your paper music library into a portable digital library that's with you at all times. It can also help you get notes into a notation software program like Sibelius, Finale, Noteflight or MuseScore super-fast. But what exactly is the process? I'll share the step-by-step process, my [...]

MTT04: 19 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Podcast|

19 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom What if you don't have access to multiple iPads in the music classroom? What can you do with just a single iPad? As it turns out - quite a lot! I'll discuss some of the ways you can use your own iPad with your [...]