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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

12 Ways to “Jam” with Your Students using Google Jamboards

By |2020-10-10T05:01:58+11:00October 10th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. My school, like many around the world, almost exclusively uses Google for Education. From delivering instruction using Slides and YouTube to Classroom in order to collect individual work from students, even our smallest learners are able to log into their Google accounts and navigate their device throughout

3 Simple Steps to Digital Badging in Music Education

By |2020-09-26T07:00:09+10:00September 26th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle. Many of us are getting a second chance at rethinking how music education can look and sound as we head into the school year. Last spring provided us with virtually no time to have a good plan. Now, we can look back and learn

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

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