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.

How Do I Get Started With iPads In Music Education? [Free Guide]

By |2018-10-03T10:02:51+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

So, I have this iPad Where do I start? So, you’ve been given some iPads to use in your music classroom...where do you start? Music teachers have been utilising iPads since they were first released in 2010. While many purchased their first iPad with a view to using it as a digital sheet music reading

50+ Lesson Ideas for The Chrome Music Lab

By |2018-09-18T14:25:55+00:00September 14th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

What is the Chrome Music Lab? About the Chrome Music Lab The Chrome Music Lab (CML) - created by Google in 2016 - is a fantastic online resource for music teachers and students.  It’s simple to use and its main aim is to allow visitors to explore sound and create with sound.   The Chrome

7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes

By |2018-08-31T11:47:20+00:00July 30th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Where do I start? That’s one of the most common questions I hear  - where do I start with technology in the music classroom? And what the options are for incorporating technology in a meaningful way? You may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices you have - which devices to purchase or which apps

Back To School: Music Tech Lessons To Excite and Engage

By |2018-08-31T11:55:00+00:00July 24th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Quick music tech lesson ideas If you’re about to get stuck into a new school year, it can be great to get started with some quick, engaging lessons.  Music tech-based activities can be effective and lots of fun!   Below are some music technology lesson plans and ideas you might like to try with your

MTT61: Remix Projects for Year 7-10 Students with David Bennett

By |2018-08-31T11:47:50+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   David Bennett of Overnewton Anglican Community College has been working on remixing projects with his music tech students in years 7 through to year 10.   He also likes to keep things fresh by using current music with the students

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2018-19

By |2018-09-18T14:25:58+00:00July 18th, 2018|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards|

  Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2018-19 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

MTT47 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 2)

By |2018-09-18T15:08:09+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display.  In this episode - part two of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use augmented reality via the HP Reveal app (formerly known as Aurasma) to add a Harry Potter-style video element to

MTT46 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 1)

By |2018-09-18T15:08:20+00:00February 1st, 2018|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display. In this episode - part one of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use QR codes to add an audio-based element to bulletin boards, posters and worksheets.   Listen to the episode here

MTT43 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 2

By |2018-09-06T00:38:49+00:00January 8th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap - part 2 In part 2 of this series, I share some intermediate and advanced lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your music students In this podcast episode I cover: How to get started with using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your students How to decide what

MTT40 The Tech-Savvy Band Director with David Biel

By |2018-09-06T00:44:24+00:00November 17th, 2017|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode I talk with David Biel, Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School in Lubbock, Texas.  He also has his own podcast, Beyond The Clef.  David shares some of the tech tools he uses to run his band rehearsals more effectively and we chat about how and why he started his own podcast.   Listen