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.

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 [...]

MTT03: 4 Fun formative assessment tools for music educators

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Podcast|

4 Fun formative assessment tools for music educators   There are many times during the school year where you need to assess the progress or understanding of students in your classes, but with the technology tools available these days that process can be fun for both you and your students. I talk about 4 different [...]

MTT02: How I arranged a song using only my iPhone

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Podcast|

How I arranged a song using only my iPhone I recently arranged a song sitting at my keyboard and realised afterwards that I had only used the resources available to me on my iPhone (which I was holding at the time!). Using a small number of apps on my phone, I worked out lyrics, chords, [...]

MTT01: Learning on-the-go – why I love podcasts

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

Learning on-the-go: why I love podcasts for free professional development and inspiration In this episode of the MTT podcast, I talk about why podcasts have been one of the best sources of education and inspiration for me over the past 8 years and why I think they are an effective and convenient way to learn. [...]

MTT00: Introducing the Music Tech Teacher Podcast

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Announcements, Podcast|

Introducing the Music Tech Teacher Podcast! I'm happy to announce that I've been working on a new project lately - a new podcast, especially for music teachers who would like to learn more about using technology in music education. Podcasts are one of my favourite ways to consume information and I've been listening to them for [...]