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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

Closing Time: Virtual End of the Year Activities for the Music Room

By |2020-06-05T02:10:50+10:00June 5th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Although the end of the school year is not what we might have anticipated, it is here nonetheless.  For 180+ days, you have worked hard to create a musical community within your classroom. You have built relationships with students to foster a

Social Media is the New Concert Hall: Get You (And Your Students) Out To Play

By |2020-05-30T07:16:13+10:00May 30th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. For many of us, performing in a traditional concert hall just isn’t possible right now. Whether it’s a lockdown, stay-home order, or simply a request that we practice social distancing, worldwide pandemics are not conducive to the traditional concert experience. But music

7 Choice Board Examples for Elementary Music Teachers

By |2020-05-23T04:46:54+10:00May 23rd, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  I have been lucky enough to have a job where I worked closely with other music specialists which changed my teaching practice. With colleagues, I was able to grow and learn to the benefit of the students in my classroom.  When I

30 Ideas for Elementary Choice Boards

By |2020-05-15T02:01:57+10:00May 9th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Choice boards are not a new idea but they have become very popular as music teachers worldwide are trying to figure out how to best provide a music education in the virtual world.  They are a great option to provide lots of

How to Use Choice Boards in the Music Classroom

By |2020-04-29T06:17:47+10:00April 18th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Choice boards are not a new idea but they have become very popular as music teachers worldwide are trying to figure out how to best provide a music education in the virtual world.  A choice board is a graphic organizer that allows

Gmail for Music Teachers: How You Can Stay Organized When Your Inbox is Overflowing

By |2020-04-01T07:30:30+11:00April 3rd, 2020|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Now more than ever, email is an important way to communicate. Whether it’s the latest deals, keeping up with friends or work-related communication, my inboxes always seem to be full of messages! With so many messages coming in, organization is key. I

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