Chromebooks

Tech tips, lessons, apps and websites for using Chromebooks in music education

MTT53: Using Chromebooks in Ensemble Rehearsals with Shawna Longo

By |2018-10-23T09:07:55+11:00May 1st, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Podcast|

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.  

MTT51 Synths, Scratch and Virtual Choirs with Zach Gates

By |2018-10-23T09:08:05+11:00April 16th, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode I catch up with Zachary Gates - a young music teacher I met at the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) convention that I attended in February this year.  Although Zach has only been teaching for a couple of years, he presented some interesting and innovative technology ideas at the convention. You can

MTT43 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 2

By |2018-09-06T00:38:49+11:00January 8th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap - part 2 In part 2 of this series, I share some intermediate and advanced lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your music students In this podcast episode I cover: How to get started with using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your students How to decide what

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

By |2018-10-23T09:09:14+11:00December 14th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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 this

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

By |2018-10-23T09:09:59+11:00October 26th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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 |2018-10-23T09:10:05+11:00October 20th, 2017|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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

Songwriting with Young Teenagers: Then and Now

By |2018-09-06T00:47:45+11:00October 11th, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Guest author: Alan Cameron 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. Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author of today’s article is Alan Cameron

MTT29: Soundtrap: The Online Studio with Vanja Steinholz

By |2018-09-18T14:26:32+11:00August 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Podcast|

In this episode Vanja Steinholz is a freelance musician, a songwriting and music production teacher and the Business Developer at Soundtrap in Stockholm. She chats to me about audio recording collaboration using the online studio Soundtrap.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned

[Free lesson plan] Teaching Beatboxing Basics with Incredibox

By |2018-09-06T00:52:19+11:00August 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

About this lesson This is a free sample lesson plan from my collection of Super-Simple Music Tech Lessons (Using Free Websites) that have been recently added into the Midnight Music Community.  This lesson uses one of my favourite free websites - Incredibox - which I've been using for around 9 years now! In this lesson,

9 Interactive Google Doodles You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2018-10-23T09:10:41+11:00August 16th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

  Since 1998, Google has periodically decorated the company logo to celebrate notable events, anniversaries and historical figures and over the years more than 2000 Google Doodles have been created.   Early Google Doodles were simple illustrations, but over the years have become more complex, more frequent and best of all - more interactive.   In