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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

Interactive Manipulatives in Google Slides: Make Custom Learning Tools For Your Music Students

By |2020-03-21T04:04:49+11:00March 21st, 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. There are so many uses for Google Slides in the classroom. I wrote about some of them in a previous Midnight Music blog post, and Katie wrote about using Google Slides to create teaching resources here. Today we’ll look at how to

5 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Music Classroom

By |2020-03-06T22:46:47+11:00March 6th, 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. Google Forms is a fantastic tool for teachers to use. There are so many ways to use Google Forms in the classroom with students of all ages. Whether it’s an automatically graded quiz, sign-ups for a club, a self-reflection, or a survey,

How to Use Canva to Merge Technology Standards and Content Standards

By |2020-02-29T07:10:59+11:00February 29th, 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. Technology is in our student’s everyday life. It may even be hard for many of them to imagine a time when it wasn’t that way even though many of us cannot relate. In fact, I can remember when technology was a class

Our Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Canva for Teachers

By |2020-02-15T06:42:55+11:00February 15th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. Introduction Canva is a design website that helps you create amazing classroom resources with ease. There are so many ways to use Canva in your classroom. Check them out by visiting our recent blog post: 25+ Ways to Use Canva to Create

7 Frequently Asked Questions about Canva for Teachers, Answered

By |2020-02-08T05:51:06+11:00February 8th, 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 Canva is a useful image creation tool for teachers. While it is pretty straightforward, there are some common questions that come up about using Canva for the classroom.  Is Canva free? Anyone can use a basic version of Canva for free, and

25+ Ways to Use Canva to Create Teaching Resources

By |2020-02-01T01:24:33+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