Katie

About Katie

I love to simplify technology for music teachers. I help teachers from all around the world through the Midnight Music Community - an online professional development community where teachers can take online courses, ask questions and receive personalised help for the music tech goals.

MTT86: My Favorite 3 Free Non-Music Tech Resources

By |2019-08-20T06:21:58+10:00August 20th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

There are many free tech resources that are useful in the music classroom, but not all of them are music-specific. Here are 3 of my favourite non-music free tech tools that are perfect for ALL teachers across all subject areas. For each one, I’ll cover: What it isHow it worksExamples of use 1.

Free Lesson Plan – Meter Mapping in Isle of Tune

By |2019-08-10T05:09:14+10:00August 10th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

What is Isle of Tune? Isle of Tune is a fun, free interactive music website that allows you to compose melodies and percussive patterns in a visual format by using roads, cars, trees and buildings. Visit the Isle of Tune website to get started. iPad users please note: Isle of Tune is a flash-based website

MTT85: Free Sound Effects For Your Music Tech Projects

By |2019-08-07T06:12:16+10:00August 7th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast|

Our theme for this month is free music tech resources and in this episode I share 9 different places you can find free sound effects for music tech projects your students might be working on. I’ll also cover: Tips on how to expand a limited sound effects library without downloading any extrasWhy it’s

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2019/20

By |2019-08-01T20:44:12+10:00August 1st, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2019/20 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources – websites, software and more – that you can use in your music classroom. It all began with a workshop I ran in 2009 titled Music Technology On A Shoestring.  In 2012 I put

MTT84: What’s New in the Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources 2019/20

By |2019-07-31T03:01:18+10:00July 31st, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast|

Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources – websites, software and more – that you can use in your music classroom. The latest version of the Ultimate Free Music Technology Resources Guide is out this week! So what's new? There are around 40 new listings in this year's

MTT83: How to Create Awesome Teaching Resources using PowerPoint, Keynote or Slides

By |2019-07-24T03:11:23+10:00July 24th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

We’re continuing with our theme for this month on the blog and podcast which is holiday PD for teachers AND back to school ideas to tie in with extended summer break that’s happening right now in the northern hemisphere. In the previous episodes for this month I shared some free online music tech

6 Free Music Tech Webinars for Teachers on Holiday (Get Your PD Certificates!)

By |2019-07-20T05:28:17+10:00July 20th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Our theme for this month is on the blog and podcast is holiday professional development for teachers since many of you in the northern hemisphere are currently on your summer break and might have some free time on your hands! So we thought we would put together a little list of some fun and free

MTT82: Must-Read Music Tech Books for the Holidays

By |2019-07-19T01:00:00+10:00July 18th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Our theme for this month is on the blog and podcast is holiday professional development for teachers AND back to school ideas since most of you in the northern hemisphere are on your extended summer break. In the previous episode - number 81 - I shared some free online professional development opportunities that

Musical Me – An Easy Back-To-School Tech Lesson

By |2019-07-15T22:40:45+10:00July 13th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Getting to know your students Discover their “musical me” Whether you’re starting a new school year, or would just like to get to know your students better, this Musical Me lesson is an effective and easy option with lots of flexibility. In this lesson, students will tell you more about their musical background, interests, likes,

MTT81: Free Music Tech Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

By |2019-07-12T02:19:59+10:00July 12th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is holiday PD for teachers AND back to school ideas since most of you in the northern hemisphere are on your extended summer break. I know many of you use this time to do some professional development and start to gather ideas for