We’re continuing with our theme for this month on the blog and podcast which is holiday PD for teachers AND back to school ideas to tie in with extended summer break that’s happening right now in the northern hemisphere.
In the previous episodes for this month I shared some free online music tech webinars that you can take at any time of the year (episode 81) and talked about some must-read music tech books (in episode 82).
This episode is going to be about creating your own awesome teaching resources using software you already know and love (well…maybe not “love”!).
Links mentioned in this episode
- Free webinar (with PD certificate!) Create Your Own Awesome Teaching Resources
- $5 Seller’s Toolkit Bundle from Teachers Pay Teachers (borders, backgrounds, fonts – login to download)
- Other graphic design resources and fonts on Teachers Pay Teachers here
- Pixabay – images that are in the public domain
- Canva – online graphic design tool (includes a library of free and paid photos, clipart, borders and lots more)
- Notation images – download for free
- Guitar chord images – download for free
- Ukulele chord images – download for free
- Icon websites: Flaticon, IconsDB and The Noun Project
Example 1: Teddy Bear stick notation
Teddy Bear stick notation explained:
Example 2: How to play chords
Example 3: Song lyrics
Example 4: Parts of the guitar worksheet
Want more tech resources for music teachers?
Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe – an Australian music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through my business Midnight Music.
I’m a qualified teacher but no, I don’t currently teach in a school. I help teachers through my online professional development space – the Midnight Music Community – where there are tutorial videos, courses, links and downloadable resources.
I like to focus on easy ways to incorporate technology into what you are already doing in your music curriculum through a range of creative projects. I also run live workshops and have presented at countless conferences and other music education events.
If you want simple, effective ideas for using technology in music education, I would LOVE to help you inside the Midnight Music Community.