Lesson ideas, apps and websites for elementary school music students

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2021/22

By |2021-06-15T05:37:28+10:00June 15th, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

NEW EDITION 2021/22 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources – websites, software, and more – that you can use in your music classroom. The latest version of the Ultimate Free Music Technology Resources Guide is out now! So what’s new? There are dozens of new, interactive resources that you

5 MORE Interactive Google Doodles You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2021-06-03T01:15:51+10:00June 3rd, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. She is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. Google Doodles are one of the easiest resources to pull out when you need a quick filler-activity. Google Doodles used to be just images & designs laid over or incorporating the Google logo

5 Fun Ideas to Use The Rhythm Randomizer In Your Music Classroom

By |2021-05-27T04:08:17+10:00May 27th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. She is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. What is The Rhythm Randomizer?  The Rhythm Randomizer is a free rhythm tool that can help you design endless rhythm practice ideas for your classroom, for your private studio, or even your own

How to Create a “Spotlight the Rhythm” Activity In Seesaw & Google Slides

By |2021-05-20T04:45:38+10:00May 20th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Are you looking for an easy and fun way to assess your students’ understanding of basic rhythm patterns? Our community coordinator for Midnight Music, Amy Burns, inspired by Kris Szajner’s Youtube Channel, has the perfect activity for your students that works in either Seesaw or Google Slides. Follow these simple steps to create your very

Using Chrome Music Lab’s Kandinsky Experiment In the Elementary Music Room

By |2021-04-23T10:54:52+10:00April 23rd, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. My students love Chrome Music Lab! They always look forward to days when their iPads and computers become their instruments.  One of the most user-friendly Chrome Music Lab experiments is Kandinsky. Just draw a shape on screen to hear corresponding sounds. Students

Exploring Sound with Chrome Music Lab’s Oscillator and Strings

By |2021-04-16T08:58:25+10:00April 16th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest lesson plan by Katherine Miller. About This Lesson Technology can provide an opportunity for students to dig deeper in ways that may not have been possible without it! This is my favorite thing about incorporating technology into my classroom. One example of this is using technology to further student understanding of

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

By |2021-03-12T08:19:40+11:00March 12th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 -

Using Technology to Run Center-Based Activities

By |2021-03-05T10:10:13+11:00March 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 at the end of the class.  Katie Wardrobe, the creator of Midnight Music, describes this workshop, or center, time

Blooket: A New Take on Trivia and Review Games

By |2021-02-26T07:26:21+11:00February 26th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 experience music at the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Creating, performing, composing, that is a music teacher’s jam. Plus,

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

By |2021-02-04T06:24:14+11:00February 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

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 to help complete work I noticed students asking a lot of questions about the way I was presenting and

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