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5 Tips for Getting Started with Technology Integration in Music

By |2020-09-19T05:32:30+10:00September 19th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle. There is a difference between seeing the possibilities of integrating technology into your classroom and actually doing it!  Many innovators and early adopters of technology integration can make the task seem daunting. We were early technology adopters, however we would not consider ourselves technology

“Leveling Up” Your Lesson Plans – Composing/Improvising

By |2020-08-29T06:06:34+10:00August 29th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle. As you begin to think about how to incorporate technology into your lesson plans in an authentic and meaningful way, there are certain projects or benchmarks that you will find that lend themselves more naturally to technology inclusion. For us, that has definitely been

“Leveling Up” Your Lesson Plans – Performing

By |2020-08-22T07:06:40+10:00August 22nd, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle. Technology integration is not about using the newest app or creating impressive student products every day. It can happen on so many different levels as shown by the SAMR model!  The SAMR model is a framework created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura that separates classroom

Laptop on a Cart: Using Digital Resources to Save Space and Time

By |2020-08-07T06:39:19+10:00August 7th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Many music teachers will be teaching on a cart for the first time this fall. I spent my first year teaching on a cart, so I have figured out a few tips and tricks to help you save space and time while

Stop! Collaborate! And, Listen! Using SAMR in the Elementary Music Classroom

By |2020-08-01T06:54:15+10:00August 1st, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle As educators we are all very different. We have different experiences, expertises and comfort levels, especially when dealing with technology! Although many school districts across the world are still deciding how school will look in the upcoming year, technology will probably be part of

8 Tips for Using Google Keep for Music Teachers

By |2020-07-11T05:07:52+10:00July 11th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  During these unprecedented times, the lines between home and work can be a little blurrier. Music teachers might be more used to this then others as we often hold rehearsals before and after school, performances on night and weekends, and have to

Expert Tips for Sharing Your Google Docs With Other Music Teachers

By |2020-07-04T03:01:25+10:00July 4th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. With so much teaching and learning being online right now, Google Docs has become an even more useful tool for music teachers. Google Docs is a web-based word processing tool. Google Docs are shared in a user’s Google Drive, which allows for

Choice Board Templates For Music Teachers

By |2020-06-27T05:31:26+10:00June 27th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  It is easy to see why choice boards have gained popularity in music education. Besides all of the benefits choice boards have for student learning, there are also so many ideas out there from other music educators to help ease the strain

How to Create Simple Teaching Videos

By |2020-06-20T04:12:54+10:00June 20th, 2020|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Distance learning has forced many teachers to figure out how to teach in a new virtual environment very quickly. One of the best ways to teach music from a distance is to create simple teaching videos that students can watch. In a

6 Reasons for Caution with all Those Free Music Apps and Websites

By |2020-06-12T05:49:28+10:00June 12th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Most music teachers are teaching online right now. Many music educational technology companies are offering their apps, paid subscriptions, and other features to educators for free right now.  This can be a great thing, as it allows teachers to see the variety