6 Free Music Tech Webinars For Teachers On Holiday

Our theme for this month is on the blog and podcast is holiday professional development for teachers since many of you in the northern hemisphere are currently on your summer break and might have some free time on your hands!

So we thought we would put together a little list of some fun and free music tech webinars (aka short, online classes) that you can take and grab a PD certificate for.

These webinars cover a range of topics for music teachers including how to use Tech in your classroom, iPad apps, music tech for Chromebooks, creating your own teacher resources, and creating an interactive wall display in your classroom!

We hope you enjoy your break and enjoy these free webinars!

1. 7 Easy Ways To Use Tech In Your Music Class

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  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Suitable for: Beginners
  • PD Certificate is provided!
  • Click HERE to join the free class!

Not sure where to start with technology? Overwhelmed by the options? Worried that students know more than you do?

In this FREE online training session, Katie will will show you a range of simple tech ideas you can try in your music classes.

Discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display.

Technophobes are welcome!

2. 9 iPad Apps Music Teachers Love and How To Use Them

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  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Suitable for: Beginners
  • PD Certificate is provided!
  • Click HERE to join the free class!

Since the evolution of the iPad, thousands of music apps have been launched.

How do you choose which ones to use? Which apps have stood the test of time and are the most versatile or useful for music educators?

During this FREE online training, Katie will share her favourite apps for creativity, composition, notation, music literacy, transposition, playback, formative assessment and digital portfolios.

We’ll also discuss lesson ideas for each app that can be used with a range of student ages.

3. Music Tech Curriculum Ideas For Middle School

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  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Suitable for: Beginners
  • PD Certificate is provided!
  • Click HERE to join the free class!

Do you teach at a school with 1:1 devices, or have access to multiple devices for students to use in music class? Wondering how you can use those devices in a creative and meaningful way?

Katie will share her favorite engaging lesson and unit ideas that you can use to build a middle school music tech curriculum.

We’ll look at video game composition, film scoring, creating audio storybooks, how to make multitrack split screen videos, songwriting, podcasting, live looping and a few more!

4. Music Tech Lessons for Chromebooks, BYOD and Mixed Devices

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  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Suitable for: Beginners
  • PD Certificate is provided!
  • Click HERE to join the free class!

If you’re at a school with a combination of devices – Macs, PCs, iPads and Android devices – or a school that has just rolled out Chromebooks to students, you might be wondering which music apps or software you can use.

  • What are the options for recording, composing, notation, remixing and reinforcing the elements of music?
  • Are there alternatives for the software like Sibelius, Finale, GarageBand, Mixcraft or Audacity that you’ve used in the past?

This online training will cover ideas for music tech lessons that use online software and interactive websites that can be accessed by a variety of devices.

We’ll look at some free options and also a range of the best paid software options.

5. Create Your Own Awesome Teaching Resources

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  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Suitable for: Beginners
  • PD Certificate is provided!
  • Click HERE to join the free class!

Have you always wanted to create your own Awesome Teaching Resources? Overwhelmed by the options? Not sure what software to use?

In this FREE online training session, Katie will show you a range of simple resource creation ideas you can easily do yourself. Discover the essential skills you need in order to be creating your own resources in no time.

Technophobes are welcome!

6. How to Create An Interactive Wall Display For You Music Classroom (Make Your Own QR Codes)

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  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Suitable for: Beginners
  • PD Certificate is provided!
  • Includes free downloadable notes booklet
  • Click HERE to join the free class!

Create your own “singing wall”! Learn how you can use QR codes to create interactive displays that include audio, video and other links.

Learn which devices, apps and websites you need (tip: you already have them all) and the simple step-by-step process for creating your interactive display.

The only skills you need are copy, paste and print!

Features lots of examples for the music classroom: posters that sing, paintings that play music and word walls that talk.

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Join our free challenge: 5 Music Tech Lesson Plans In 5 Days!

Join us for the FREE challenge: 22 – 26 JULY 2019!

You’ll receive 5 music tech lesson plans with a full video walk-through and daily live Q & A sessions. All the lessons will work on any device, use free music websites and work for a range of student ages. 

Sign up for free here: 5 Music Tech Lesson Plans in 5 Days!

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