There are many free tech resources that are useful in the music classroom, but not all of them are music-specific. Here are 3 of my favourite non-music free tech tools that are perfect for ALL teachers across all subject areas.
For each one, I’ll cover:
- What it is
- How it works
- Examples of use
- Go to the Flipgrid website and sign up
- Flipgrid Educator’s Guide (free)
- Flipgrid blog
- Check out the #flipgridfever and #fliphunt hashtags on social media for lots of great examples and ideas
- 20 Ways to Use Flipgrid in Music Education
- Lights! Camera! Action! 4 Flipgrid Lessons For the Elementary Music Room (coming soon!)
- Go to Wakelet for Education and sign up
- Download the free Educator’s Guide
- Tips and ideas on the Wakelet blog
- Check out the #WakeletWave hashtag on social media for lots of great examples and ideas
- How To Use Wakelet In The Classroom For Curation and Research (Kathleen Morris)
- Wakelet – Organize Digital Content for Projects, Assignments, Portfolios, Lessons and More!
- Wakelet digital portfolio example
- Go to the Loom website and sign up
- Install the Loom Chrome extension
- MTT76: Quick Free Screen Recordings With Loom
- Follow @useloom on Twitter for tips and information
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.