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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 |2019-10-21T22:42:29+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

10 Productivity Apps to Help You Organize Your Lesson Plans

By |2019-10-14T20:10:30+11:00October 4th, 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, Robby Burns. Everyone likes to organize themselves differently. Teachers prefer different tools, organization methods, and preference over how much of their workflow is digital. Whatever your approach, there are a handful of great apps that can help you create your plans, search them, group

How to Create Engaging and Productive Video Lessons with Edpuzzle

By |2019-09-03T17:12:11+11:00August 31st, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Kathryn McGreal. Recently I have been looking for strategies to better engage my students in their learning and improve literacy in aural and musicology lessons. Sadly, students have become less inclined to read and literacy has seen a decline which is a continuous frustration

Lights! Camera! Action! 4 Flipgrid Lessons For the Elementary Music Room

By |2019-11-16T09:55:23+11:00August 24th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. As an educator in an elementary school with 1 to 1 devices for students, I am always keeping my eyes and ears open for new ways to incorporate technology into my instruction. Technology can be a real motivator for even more students

How to use Google Classroom to Submit Recorded Singing and Playing Assignments

By |2019-08-31T01:01:22+11:00August 17th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Taylor. Streamlining student data collection the easy way One afternoon, I was sitting at my desk in my chorus classroom. My 6th graders had just left. The high school girls ensemble was after my planning period. I was preparing for a meeting with