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MTT56: STEAM Lessons for Music Teachers with Shawna Longo

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Shawna Longo - the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools in New Jersey - was my guest on episode 53 of the Music Tech Teacher podcast but she’s back to chat about STEAM lessons in the music classroom. Shawna [...]

Using Class Dojo in Music Classroom Management

Guest author: Katherine Miller This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here.   As a music teacher, I have always struggled with assessing student performance standards like singing and playing instruments. Don't get me wrong, [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|0 Comments

MTT55: Getting it ALL done with Elisa Janson Jones

In just a few weeks the first International Music Education Summit will take place.  It’s a 3-day conference which is purely online - there’s no travel involved, no hotel accommodation to pay for and you can “attend” in your PJs. Founder of IMES Elisa Janson Jones tells me why she decided to launch the event and how she fits it [...]

MTT54: My top 5 productivity tips for busy teachers

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   A while ago I asked members of my email newsletter list to suggest topics for upcoming podcast episodes.  If you would like to nominate something, there is a link below to the place where you can let me know any ideas. One of the most [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|0 Comments

MTT53: Using Chromebooks in Ensemble Rehearsals with Shawna Longo

Shawna Longo is the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools.  She teaches General music technology classes to grades 6-8 students, has established makerspaces as part of the STEAM initiative at her school, she serves on numerous committees and presents professional development workshops to other educators in her district.   Shawna and I met at [...]

MTT52 Adopting New Technology with Jenny Chapman

Today my guest is Jenny Chapman, who is the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at St John's Grammar in Belair, South Australia, which is in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.  She teaches students from the Early Learning Centre, through to year 6. In 2017, Jenny’s school made the decision to switch from Macs to Surface Pros, so Jenny discovered she was no [...]