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.

MTT115: Music Preparation with Philip Rothman

By |2020-09-02T04:23:34+10:00September 2nd, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I speak with Philip Rothman from NYC Music Services - a music preparation business based in - you guessed it - New York. Philip and I discuss his use of notation software and the ever-changing technology landscape. Links and resources Scoring Notes website Scoring Notes

Is this virtual choir app you’ve been waiting for?

By |2020-10-04T12:57:51+11:00August 30th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Ah...the virtual choir video! One of the most frequently asked questions by music teachers over the past few months has been: “How do I create a virtual choir or ensemble video?”  Or “Which app do I use to make a virtual choir video?” When the pandemic shut down schools around the world in March 2020,

MTT114: Adapting The Band And Orchestra Program To A Blended Learning Modelling with Thomas West

By |2020-08-26T06:43:06+10:00August 26th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

I’m very pleased to talk to Thomas J. West on the podcast today. Tom is the blended learning coordinator, instrumental music teacher and a teacher of jazz studies at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School's Center for Performing and Fine Arts and he has been teaching music online since 2008 (yes, well before COVID-19 hit).

MTT113: Tips for Returning To School In A Changing Environment with Shawna Longo

By |2020-08-19T05:35:51+10:00August 19th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Shawna Longo is a General Music Technology teacher and Arts Integration Specialist at Durban Avenue School, in Hopatcong, New Jersey. She has been preparing to go back to school where she will now be teaching her elementary students from a cart. Shawna shares her tips for getting ready to teach in an ever-changing

10 Canva Resources for Teachers – Roundup Post

By |2020-08-15T05:30:40+10:00August 15th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

If you’re looking for more ways to use Canva, we’ve collected all of our Canva blog posts and podcast episodes in one place for your easy reference. Whether you are an experienced user, or just starting out, you’re sure to find some helpful tips in these posts. Enjoy! Canva Blog Posts: How to Use Canva

MTT112: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 4: Digital Jigsaws

By |2020-08-05T06:45:55+10:00August 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’re going to wind up our series on DIY music puzzles and games today with the final episode in the series. This one is all about creating your own digital jigsaw puzzles that students can complete online. Links and resources: Jigsaw Planet Word Search Labs Bingo Baker Crossword LabsMTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1:

10 Virtual Musical Instruments for Your Virtual Classroom

By |2020-07-25T04:28:32+10:00July 25th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Whether it’s for virtual learning or just to let kids have experience with new instruments, virtual instruments come in handy. The internet is full of free instruments that students can play with. Some common music apps also have built-in free virtual instruments that students can use. All of these are free, and most of them

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2020/21

By |2020-07-18T05:01:37+10:00July 18th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

NEW EDITION 2020/21 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 now! So what’s new? There are over 50 new listings in this year’s

MTT111: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 3: Word Search

By |2020-06-10T05:27:06+10:00June 10th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this third episode of the series I walk you through how to make your own word search puzzles that can be completed digitally, or printed out. Links

MTT110: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 2: Crosswords

By |2020-06-03T05:43:19+10:00June 3rd, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this second episode of the series, I walk you through how to make your own digital and printable crossword puzzles. Links and resources: 8 Awesome Reasons to

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