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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 [...]

Halloween Activity: Live Film Scoring With Elementary Students

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Group composition: film scoring Recently one of the members of the Midnight Music Community (MMC) - teacher Brigitte Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada - shared a halloween music technology lesson she has had much success with in her elementary classes.  It’s a film scoring activity, but rather than have the students compose a score and [...]

How to programme your own drum patterns – a beginner’s guide for students (part 1)

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 July 15th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Encourage students creativity: record drum patterns from scratch When using music software to put a song together, it’s easy for students to head straight to the loop library to find a drum pattern.  It’s a quick solution, but once you become familiar with the loop library of your school’s chosen software package, you start to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Explore rhythm and meter with the Chrome Music Lab [Free Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Lesson: Compose and play rhythms in different meters with Chrome Music Lab In March, Google launched the free Chrome Music Lab Experiments site to celebrate Music In Our Schools month and to allow users to explore the way in which music works.  Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music wrote about the browser-based music tools in [...]

10 Music Tech Ideas for the Middle School

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  Question: What type of music technology activities can I do with my middle school students? This question has been popping up a bit lately on Facebook and in my emails.  Here are a few engaging, fun and creative music tech projects that are perfect for middle school students in years 5-9. 1. Funny Voices Students [...]

Digital Portfolios in Music Education: Publishing Options [Part 3]

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:33+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Welcome to the second part of a 3-part series about digital portfolios in music. So far we have covered: Digital portfolios Part 1: what, why and how? Digital portfolios Part 2A: software, tools and resources Digital portfolios Part 2B: software, tools and resources (continued) A Place To Put The Artefacts Once your students have gathered [...]

Digital Portfolios in Music Education: Software, Tools and Resources [Part 2B]

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:34+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Welcome to part 2B of the series about digital portfolios in music. In part 1 I covered the “what” and “why” of digital portfolios and gave an overview of the “how”.  We looked at the different types of digital artefacts  (video, audio, text and images) that might make up a portfolio and I went into [...]

Digital Portfolios in Music Education: What, Why and How? [Part 1]

By | 2017-03-20T14:54:13+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Digital Portfolios in Music Education In this three-part series we’ll look at digital portfolios in music education: what they are why you and your students will benefit from using them which software, tools and resources are required to make a great music digital portfolio how to put one together Part 1 will cover the “what” [...]