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.

Free Lesson Plan: GarageBand for iPad – What’s in a Name?

By |2019-06-15T04:28:36+10:00June 15th, 2019|iPads|

Free Name-Based GarageBand for iPad Lesson Plan (It’s Easy!) About The Lesson This lesson is a free sample from my new online course and collection of lesson plans designed especially for the iPad version of GarageBand. It’s a quick project which works well as a “getting to know you” activity at the beginning of the

MTT78: 5 Ways to Collect Your Student GarageBand iPad Files For Assessment

By |2019-06-12T21:20:35+10:00June 12th, 2019|iPads|

Links mentioned in this episode: Apple reference manual: Share GarageBand filesApple article about third-party apps and GarageBand project filesShowbie plan pricing detailsHow to Record Your iPad Screen Music Tech Teacher podcast episode 75Apple article: How to record your iPad screenComing Soon: Katherine Miller's Apple Classroom blog postLearn more: The Music Teacher's Guide to

MTT77: Music Tech News and Updates

By |2019-06-08T05:24:48+10:00June 8th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): We’re back with another episode of the Music Tech Teacher podcast. We’ve had a bit of a break recently and I wanted to catch everyone up on what’s been going on at Midnight Music recently, some special events that are coming along

Free Checklist – How to Record a Song in GarageBand on iPad

By |2019-06-07T20:21:40+10:00June 7th, 2019|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

Working in GarageBand with your students can be fun and rewarding, but it can also feel overwhelming if you're not sure what steps to take. To make things much easier for you and your students, I've created a checklist to help you go through the process step-by-step. 1. Choose your song Cover song?Original?

5 Lesson Plan Ideas for GarageBand for iPad (video training)

By |2019-06-02T19:02:36+10:00May 31st, 2019|iPads|

Lesson Plan Ideas for Music Teachers Using GarageBand on iPad In this live training session, I shared some of the lesson ideas from my NEW course and lesson plan collection for GarageBand on iPad: The Music Teacher's Guide To Using GarageBand on iPad coming out June 2019. Join the GarageBand course waitlist! The 5 lesson

10 Ways Google Slides Helps My Students Build Music Literacy

By |2019-05-31T02:50:14+10:00May 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas! It is not always strictly musical technology that helps students learn effectively in music class! One of the most powerful technology tools I use in my classroom is the versatile Google Slides. Google Slides is an online slide deck creation tool that

15 Youtube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for Music Teachers

By |2019-05-22T02:38:24+10:00May 17th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

YouTube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for music teachers What to consider There are lots of play-along channels out there that are great for using in a classroom with students. Whether it’s playing a ukulele, recorder, boomwhackers, body percussion or even just for a bit of fun, we’ve got something for you in this list of

Top Tips for Running Successful Music Tech Lessons & How to Avoid Disasters!

By |2019-05-10T23:00:43+10:00May 10th, 2019|General, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introduction Things I’ve learnt…. Over the years, I’ve discovered a few ways to ensure the smooth running of lessons, workshops and presentations that involve technology. One of the biggest fears about technology is that things will go wrong - and they definitely can do.  It’s happened to me MANY times, but I’ve developed a few

9 More Things You Didn’t Know About GarageBand for iPad

By |2019-05-05T20:32:50+10:00May 5th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

9 More “Hidden” GarageBand Tips Back in the early days of the GarageBand iPad app, I wrote an article sharing some “hidden” tips  - 9 of them to be exact.  Surprisingly, they are all still relevant today! Lately, I’ve been immersed in the GarageBand app once again, while preparing my new Music Teacher’s Guide To

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand on iOS 11 and Later

By |2019-05-05T20:15:00+10:00May 4th, 2019|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Note: this is an updated version of a post that was published in 2016. The GarageBand app on iPad and the operating system have had some changes since then, so this article is applicable to GarageBand on iOS 11 and later. Let's say you or your students