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Using Technology to Run Center-Based Activities

By |2021-03-05T10:10:13+11:00March 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. Both literacy and math instruction in my building utilize the workshop model.  This is an instructional practice that includes a mini lesson, a workshop time and a debriefing at the end of the class.  Katie Wardrobe, the creator of Midnight Music, describes this workshop, or center, time

Blooket: A New Take on Trivia and Review Games

By |2021-02-26T07:26:21+11:00February 26th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. If you are like me, you are always looking for new ways to increase student engagement! In my elementary music room, I love to include many ways to experience music at the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Creating, performing, composing, that is a music teacher’s jam. Plus,

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

By |2021-02-04T06:24:14+11:00February 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. It was not until I was teaching completely online that I realized how important digital content design was to my students’ success.  When I was not with them to help complete work I noticed students asking a lot of questions about the way I was presenting and

QR Codes in the Music Classroom

By |2021-01-29T00:53:29+11:00January 29th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. QR codes have so many different purposes in our lives. This type of matrix barcode can hold any type of information from grocery sales to recorded performances. It literally means, “quick response” which makes them a perfect fit for any classroom. I first came across activities that

Tech Games in the Music Classroom

By |2020-11-26T06:18:51+11:00November 27th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Students love learning through games! There are many technology-based games which can be used in the music classroom to engage students in learning about and making music. Games are an engaging activity for students, whether they’re learning at school or at home.

Learning Management System (LMS) Considerations for Music Teachers

By |2020-11-14T07:04:30+11:00November 14th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. As we get back to school, many of us will be teaching with online tools, at least some of the time. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are tools that allow teachers to provide content, collect student work, and give feedback online.  There are

Curating Videos for Virtual Learning

By |2020-11-07T03:37:37+11:00November 7th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Videos can be a fabulous tool for virtual learning. There’s a long history of educational videos helping kids learn. By curating videos already available online, teachers can provide exposure to many types of music in a time-efficient manner. Any music teacher can

Collaborative Composing with Flat.io

By |2020-10-31T04:59:59+11:00October 31st, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. If you like Google Docs and music notation software, you’ll love Flat.io! Flat.io (also referred to as, ‘Flat’) is an awesome tech tool for creating web-based, collaborative music notation. In other words, Flat.io lets you compose with friends from around the world.

10 Awesome Play-Along Videos to use with your Students for Halloween

By |2020-10-24T04:58:21+11:00October 24th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. Katrina is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. What are play-along videos?  Play-along videos are an easy way for students to energetically participate in their own music learning through active performance. Not only are play-along videos more engaging for most students

Music Teachers Using Google Sites: 6 Effective Examples

By |2020-10-15T01:36:01+11:00October 15th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. I have been seeing so many educators on social media talking about Google Sites! From cute fonts to creative buttons to help students find information pertinent to their learning, my feeds have been full of ideas and inspiration. Despite its recent popularity, Google Sites is not a new

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