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

9 Cool Canva Tricks for Designing Teaching Resources For Educators

By |2020-02-01T01:20:20+11:00February 1st, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve been on a total Canva kick these past few weeks. I know I'm not the only one that can get endlessly lost in creating teaching resources for hours on end. Sometimes I go to create just one quick worksheet or poster and end up with 20 different design options

8 Creative Canva Projects You Can Do WITH Your Students in the Classroom

By |2020-02-01T01:22:17+11:00January 24th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

The theme of this month and next month on this blog is all about creating teaching resources, but this week - we thought we’d do a fun twist and focus on projects that you can do using Canva WITH your students in the classroom. But first things first: if you’re not familiar with Canva, Canva

25+ Ways to Use Canva to Create Teaching Resources

By |2020-02-01T01:24:33+11:00January 18th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. Introduction Being a teacher encompasses so many different skills. Some skills are taught and practiced in our pre-service work while others we have to figure out once we are deep in the trenches of student learning.  One of the skills that didn’t

5 of the Best Free & Paid Tools for Creating Classroom Teaching Resources

By |2020-02-01T01:25:59+11:00January 11th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Anybody else secretly love making fancy teaching resources?  I can’t speak for everyone else but I could honestly spend hours getting lost in creating classroom resources such as worksheets, posters, graphic organizers and anything else I can come up with!  Here are some examples of things I’ve been able to create using these tools! Teddy

Our Top 10 Free Resources for Music Teachers – 2019 Edition

By |2019-12-28T02:38:57+11:00December 28th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Is it just me or did 2019 completely fly by? It seems like we were just ringing in the new year for 2019 and in the blink of an eye - here we are!  At the end of the year, I love to do short reflections on my personal highs and lows from the year

MTT100: Celebrating 100 Episodes and The Year That Was

By |2019-12-28T00:41:28+11:00December 28th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’ve reached episode 100! This year, Midnight Music: Published 38 blog postsReleased 25 podcast episodesHosted 12 free live music tech training sessionsWelcomed 100+ amazing members into the Midnight Music CommunityHad over 1,000 people sign up for Freebie Fridays on our Facebook page We'll talk about each of those things in more detail, starting

MTT99: How to Create Escape Rooms in Music Education

By |2019-12-18T04:44:50+11:00December 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

The basic concept of an escape room is that students work in teams to solve puzzles or answer questions to discover a secret code - or series of codes - which will allow them to “escape” the room or solve a mystery. And they only have 30 minutes to do it! If you’ve

MTT95: Music Tech Apps for Special Needs Students

By |2019-11-13T05:00:24+11:00November 13th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

The next few podcast episodes and blog posts on Midnight Music fall into our Accessibility theme. In addition to sharing apps, software and other tech gear, I’ll be talking to a couple of music educators about their experiences working with special needs students and students with learning difficulties. I know many of you

Google Creatability Experiments: Creative Music Sites for Special Needs Students

By |2019-11-09T15:17:34+11:00November 5th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller, and her colleague, Jennifer Theisen. Introduction In 2017, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in the United States officially changed their position statement regarding equity and access in music education. Their position states “All students deserve access to and equity in

Trello: A Fantastic Productivity Tool for Music Teachers

By |2019-10-28T14:57:46+11:00October 26th, 2019|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Trello is an advanced list-making application which can be a very useful productivity tool for music teachers. It allows users to organize projects, to-do lists, and virtually anything else into visual boards.  Trello is great for music teachers because it is so