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25+ Ways to Use Canva to Create Teaching Resources

By |2020-01-18T04:58:36+11:00January 18th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. Introduction Being a teacher encompasses so many different skills. Some skills are taught and practiced in our pre-service work while others we have to figure out once we are deep in the trenches of student learning.  One of the skills that didn’t

25 Reasons To Thank a Music Teacher

By |2019-12-21T02:57:38+11:00December 21st, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. There are many reasons to be thankful for all that music teachers do! Here are just a few: 1. For teaching all students In many schools, music teachers teach literally every student in the entire school. I have over 400 students each

Top 10 Music-Related and Holiday-Themed Movies to Show Your Students

By |2019-12-14T05:30:24+11:00December 14th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. The holidays can feel like a merry marathon because when the weather gets frightful, so does a music teacher’s calendar! With all the special events, performances and changes to normal school schedules, it can be nice to find some easy musical ways

How You Can Use In-Built iPad Accessibility Settings In Your Music Classroom

By |2019-11-22T08:01:15+11:00November 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. iPads are a powerful tool for music learning, and they can be a very accessible tool for the music classroom with the right apps and settings. I wrote about iPad apps for music making with students who have special needs here, but

How to Use Keezy Classic: Accessible Music Making App

By |2019-11-19T02:40:17+11:00November 16th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Sometimes, the motor skills required to play a specific instrument aren’t attainable for a student. Whether it’s a temporary injury or a permanent disability, students can be disappointed if they have to play a different instrument than their classmates. With Keezy Classic,

5 iPad Apps for Music-Making in the Special Needs Classroom

By |2019-11-08T03:44:42+11:00November 8th, 2019|iPads|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. iPads are an amazing tool for making music. They are especially helpful for making music accessible to students with special needs. Apps can help facilitate inclusive music making by allowing students to create music with the touch of a finger, eliminating barriers

Google Creatability Experiments: Creative Music Sites for Special Needs Students

By |2019-11-09T15:17:34+11:00November 5th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller, and her colleague, Jennifer Theisen. Introduction In 2017, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in the United States officially changed their position statement regarding equity and access in music education. Their position states “All students deserve access to and equity in

Trello: A Fantastic Productivity Tool for Music Teachers

By |2019-10-28T14:57:46+11:00October 26th, 2019|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Trello is an advanced list-making application which can be a very useful productivity tool for music teachers. It allows users to organize projects, to-do lists, and virtually anything else into visual boards.  Trello is great for music teachers because it is so

Wakelet: How to Curate Practical Resource Collections and Show the Story of Student Learning

By |2019-12-07T02:35:27+11:00October 19th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Kathryn McGreal This post is part of Productivity month in the Midnight music community Blog. When thinking about what productivity looks like in the classroom, I envisage a picture where students are being imaginative and autonomous in their goal setting, creative in the way

5 Ready-Made Kahoot Quizzes You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2019-10-12T03:59:00+11:00October 12th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. Midnight Music is celebrating productivity this month!  Although many things can be different from music room to music room around the world, I think we can all agree that time is of the essence with our students.  That makes the use of technology