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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

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

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

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

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

MTT125: Music Tech Tips and Tools Shared By Listeners

Intro/Description Today’s episode is a special one - because it includes music tech tips and recommendations from you - the listeners of the podcast!  Music teachers were invited to record a short video on

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|0 Comments

Using Technology to Run Center-Based Activities

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. Both literacy and math instruction in my building utilize the workshop model.  This is an instructional practice that includes a mini lesson, a workshop time and a debriefing

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|0 Comments

Blooket: A New Take on Trivia and Review Games

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. If you are like me, you are always looking for new ways to increase student engagement! In my elementary music room, I love to include many ways to

By |February 26th, 2021|Categories: Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|0 Comments

Making Simple Playalong Videos With Google Slides and Loom

Background: For the past few weeks, a number of the members of my Midnight Music Community have been working through the various modules of the new Video Creation For Music Teachers course.  The course has 5

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: |2 Comments

How To Find Legal Music For Video Projects

If you are creating videos which include music and intending to share them online, you will need to find audio tracks that you are legally permitted to use. There are lots of great copyright-free, royalty-free and

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Teacher Tech Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. It was not until I was teaching completely online that I realized how important digital content design was to my students’ success.  When I was not with them

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