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 to videos and websites, how to speed up the student assessment process and how to learn or transcribe songs fast.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
1. Back up your stuff
- Crashplan (all platforms – cloud based)
- Timemachine (Mac)
- Documents: Dropbox (referral link) and Google Drive
2. Website troubles?
3. Retrieve old webpages
4. Save and share links
5. Speed up student assessment
6. Playback songs
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Midnight Music Community: special rate for MTT podcast listeners
The Midnight Music Community (MMC) is an online space for music teachers interested in learning more about music technology. There are online courses, lesson plans and lots of other resources for Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs. Professional development certificates are available for all training undertaken by MMC members and I am in the Community everyday, personally answering questions and offering advice to members.
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