Custom Cursor is a Chrome extension that allows you to change your mouse pointer into a little picture. This makes your cursor more prominent when sharing your screen with students in class or while teaching remotely.
Custom Cursor can also work well as a conducting pointer for singalong or play-along activities.
In this music tech tip video, I show you how you can use Custom Cursor in your lessons.
- Custom Cursor Chrome Extension
- Websites shown in this video:
- My custom cursors were created using Canva (educators can apply for an upgraded account for free): https://support.canva.com/account-basics/canva-for-education/apply-canva-for-education/
Download a free set of music-themed custom cursors
I spent a little time putting together some music-themed images in Canva that can be uploaded to Custom Cursor. I have grouped the images in pairs – 1A goes with 1B, 2A goes with 2B and so on, but you can also mix and match them if you like.
You can download a set of these PNG files below and if you’re a member of the Midnight Music Community, you can also grab a copy of my Canva template file in case you want to make adjustments or create more of your own (you’ll find it in the Resource Bank section of the Community).
Here’s a preview of the downloadable cursor images:
Download your set of PNG files here:Click here to download
Looking for More 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.