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General music technology in education articles, advice, news and resources

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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5 Ways to Use PowerPoint to Make Your Singing Rehearsals More Effective

By | 2017-06-07T18:14:02+00:00 June 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Guest author: Elisa Jones 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.   Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author of today’s article is Elisa [...]

MTT18: Collaboration, Assessment and Digital Portfolios in Elementary Music – with Amy Burns

By | 2017-05-23T13:07:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Today I welcome elementary music teacher Amy Burns to the Music Tech Teacher podcast.  Amy teaches at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey and is a popular music educator who presents regularly at conferences.  In this episode Amy talks about her current favourite tech tools for student collaboration, assessment and digital portfolios. [...]

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 2)

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

So it seems like you love TED too A couple of weeks ago I shared 8 of my favourite TED talks.  Lots of you let me know how much you love TED talks in general, many of you let me know I had chosen one of your favourite talks and you also let me know [...]

4 Engaging ways to tech-i-fy assessment in music education

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Fun formative assessment? All music teachers need to gauge student learning at some time or another.  You may test at the beginning of a school year to determine the level of knowledge of a new group of students, or halfway through a class to find out whether students are on track with the lesson.  At [...]

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 1)

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Dear TED...I love you Like many of you I have been intrigued, fascinated, amused and enthralled by countless TED talks over the past few years.  They have opened my mind to new ideas, moved me to tears and inspired me to take action. I was surprised to read that the first TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) [...]

Best Music Software for Chromebooks & BYOD Schools

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Help! Which software can I use with mixed devices or Chromebooks? In the past few years, a large number of schools worldwide have decided to adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to technology for students meaning that students can choose to use a Mac laptop, a Windows laptop, an iPad or an Android [...]

Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources 2016

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

2016 edition now available Every year since 2012 I’ve put together a list of free music technology resources especially for teachers and I’ve just finished updating the 2016 guide. There are lots of “old favourites” in this year’s guide, like Staff Wars, Incredibox, and my usual favourite places to find images, videos and other resources. [...]

Music Technology Sessions for Teachers At TMEA 2016

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

  TMEA - the BIG music education event I’ve been wanting to attend the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) Convention for a long time now.  I had heard good things from a number of my music technology in education friends and simply wanted to go along to an event of that size. Just how big [...]