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TikTok Lesson Ideas You Should Steal For Your Music Classes Part 2

I recently shared a collection of TikTok music challenges you could adapt for your music classroom and today I’m going to share some more ideas around composing, arranging and collaboration. I really think TikTok is one of the most creative platforms right now and it’s largely due to The Duet.  It may not be quite the type of duet you’re

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

5 More Cool Canva Tricks For Designing Teaching Resources

If you haven’t already discovered Canva, it’s an excellent free online graphic design tool that you can use to easily create beautiful teaching resources.  We’ve shared many Canva tips before (such as the preceding post to this one, “9 Cool Canva Tricks for Designing Teaching Resources”) and last year I even created an entire online course walking you through the

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Make Automated Personalized Certificates

Please watch this video for a detailed walkthrough of these steps.  They are written out below to save you from taking notes! Step 1. Set up certificate template in Google Slides or Docs In Google Docs or Google slides, edit your certificate to fit your needs. Use the <<tag>> format for areas that will be auto-completed.These tags will tell the

By |March 27th, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|0 Comments

Chrome Music Lab Lesson: C Major Musical Phrases on Shared Piano

This is a guest lesson by Katrina Proctor, Content Manager at Midnight Music.  Learning basic piano is one of the most important foundational skills for any beginning music student. Understanding basic chords, scales, harmony/melody, and even just simple hand-eye coordination are all things that we want our students to grasp and have practice with. But as most of us have

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

MTT126: How to make simple playalong videos with Google Slides and Loom

Back in January I launched a new course inside my Midnight Music Community called Video Creation for Music Teachers. In the 5-module course, two of the modules cover methods for creating playalong videos. The first technique is a simple one - using Google Slides (or Powerpoint) and the screenrecording tool Loom - and in this podcast I outline

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TikTok Lesson Ideas You Should Steal For Your Music Classes Part 1

This is a two-part series covering creative TikTok ideas you can adapt for your music classes. These will not involve actually using the TikTok app in class with your students, but rather using some of the challenges and trends as inspiration for creative lessons. TikTok - really? OK I admit it. I’m fascinated by - and slightly addicted to -

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