Music Tech Teacher podcast episodes and announcements

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. [...]

MTT17: 7 Easy Ways To Survive Technology In Your Music Classroom

By | 2017-05-16T10:29:20+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

In this episode: My top tips for success when using technology in music education. In today's episode I have 7 tips for staying sane and surviving technology in the music classroom.  In addition to the tips I’m going to give you an action step for each one - something you can try straight away.   [...]

MTT16: Creative composition projects using music technology

By | 2017-05-10T18:49:18+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Chromebooks and BYOD, Lesson plans and ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: What types of creative music tech projects can I do with my middle or senior school students? I share my favourites which include film scoring, video game composition, the science of sound, digital storytelling, song writing, recording covers and more.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): [...]

MTT15: Tips from a tech-savvy piano teacher with Tim Topham

By | 2017-05-01T17:00:28+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

In this episode: I'm super-excited to welcome my first guest to the Music Tech Teacher podcast: Tim Topham, a Melbourne based creative piano teacher, blogger and podcaster who uses technology on a daily basis.  Tim has his own website - timtopham.com - and also heads up the Inner Circle - an exclusive membership community designed [...]

MTT14: How technology has revolutionised the way I arrange music

By | 2017-05-01T11:16:41+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

How technology has revolutionised the way I arrange music Since the time I began arranging (in my teens!), the advancements in technology have greatly influenced the speed at which I can arrange music. Back then, you couldn't Google song lyrics, you had to buy an entire album for a single song and notating was done by [...]

MTT13: Best notation apps and software for music educators

By | 2017-05-01T11:23:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

Best notation apps and software for music educators Notation apps for desktop computer, iPads and other tablet devices - what's currently available? Which ones are the best? What should I use if my students have Chromebooks? Or iPads? In this episode I'll talk about the available notation options for music teachers.   Resources [...]

MTT11: From Technophobe to Tech “Expert”

By | 2017-05-01T11:28:42+00:00 March 29th, 2017|General, Podcast|

From technophobe to tech "expert" - how I ended up doing what I do I'm often asked how I ended up where I am - as a music technology in education trainer. I share my accidental journey from technophobe (it wasn't that long ago!) to tech "expert" and talk about the things I've learnt along [...]

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

By | 2017-05-01T11:29:48+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 | 2017-05-01T11:29:55+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 [...]

MTT08: Productivity Tips For Music Teachers Part B

By | 2017-05-01T11:30:51+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 [...]