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So far Michelle Lowery has created 16 blog entries.

MTT 42 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 1

By | 2017-12-14T14:47:00+00:00 December 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  I need some ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap! Almost every day I see a music teacher post on Facebook asking for ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with their students.  Most teachers are keen to use GarageBand or Soundtrap in a meaningful way and want lesson ideas that will teach musical concepts. In [...]

15 Fun Holiday Season Videos to Show Your Music Students

By | 2017-12-05T11:01:19+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Music Technology Resources|

  1. Animals of YouTube sing "Jingle Bells" 2. An interesting take on the Hallelujah Chorus! 3. The Piano Guys perform "We Three Kings" 4. Carol of the Bells from Peter Hollens and 300 of his friends! 5. Aussie Jingle Bells from Colin Buchanan 6. 12 Days of Christmas from John Denver and The Muppets [...]

MTT41 Improving Musicality with Christopher Sutton

By | 2017-11-30T12:48:49+00:00 November 30th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I talk with Christopher Sutton - a musician who discovered a fascination for ear-training quite some time into his own personal journey as a musician. Realising that there many other people who also need help developing their inner musician, he created an online community and learning environment called Musical U and his [...]

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

By | 2017-11-15T18:03:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

STEAM learning involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math to solve real-world problems. It is an educational approach that encourages learning for learning’s sake. STEAM lessons incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach and integrate the engineering design process to solve complex problems.  Student teamwork and creativity play an important role.  This article on the [...]

MTT39 Basic Audio Editing Skills Every Music Teacher Should Learn

By | 2017-11-10T11:32:50+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Today’s episode is a mini-training. I talk about basic audio editing skills every music teacher should learn and teach you the essentials right here on the podcast.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Links & Resources Mentioned Download Audacity (Mac or PC) Audacity Tips for Music [...]

10 Music Lessons and Activities For Thanksgiving

By | 2017-11-08T12:22:46+00:00 November 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  For those in the US looking for Thanksgiving activities to share with your classrooms,  here are several great ideas and blog posts from other teachers with many creative and entertaining possibilities.   1. Elizabeth Caldwell shares her favorite Thanksgiving music lessons on her site, Organized Chaos. You’ll find several activities and songs relating to [...]

MTT38 Music Tech Advice From Teachers Around The World

By | 2017-11-01T09:14:14+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

  I recently posted the following question on Facebook: “What’s one piece of tech-related advice you would give to another teacher?”. Teachers from all over the world contributed ideas and shared tips.  The responses were so good that I decided to dedicate a whole episode to the topic and share the advice with you here. [...]

MTT37 Lesson Ideas For Incredibox – Beatboxing, Ostinati, Form and Listening

By | 2017-10-26T12:15:29+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  In this episode I share some ideas for using the free interactive music website Incredibox.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Links Incredibox website Incredibox iPad app link My free Incredibox lesson plan - Beatboxing Basics  Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing [...]

MTT36: Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity with Dr. Scott Watson

By | 2017-10-22T03:57:29+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Dr. Scott Watson has been incorporating technology into his music teaching for many years and takes a project-based learning approach when it comes to creative music assignments with his elective students.  He also uses technology on a daily basis for his own composition work.  Scott and I talk about how he got started with [...]

MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students

By | 2017-10-04T12:16:07+00:00 October 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I share several music apps for the iPad, which will be useful in your general music classrooms. These are great for both elementary and middle school ages. I recommend that you start with just a few apps, learn them really well so you can use them in [...]