Elementary Ideas

Lesson ideas, apps and websites for elementary school music students

5 Ready-Made Kahoot Quizzes You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2019-10-12T03:59:00+11:00October 12th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. Midnight Music is celebrating productivity this month!  Although many things can be different from music room to music room around the world, I think we can all agree that time is of the essence with our students.  That makes the use of technology

MTT92: How To Organise All Your Digital Resources

By |2019-10-09T01:12:54+11:00October 9th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

A member of the Midnight Music Community recently asked - how can I manage ALL of my links, resources, ideas, and videos so I can find them easily? I ended up running a live training session to explain some of the ways that I manage to organise my digital “stuff” and I thought

10 Productivity Apps to Help You Organize Your Lesson Plans

By |2019-10-14T20:10:30+11:00October 4th, 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, Robby Burns. Everyone likes to organize themselves differently. Teachers prefer different tools, organization methods, and preference over how much of their workflow is digital. Whatever your approach, there are a handful of great apps that can help you create your plans, search them, group

MTT91: 5 Google Calendar Tips That Will Make You More Productive

By |2019-10-03T00:30:52+11:00October 3rd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Google Calendar is one of my most frequently-used tech tools. Do you want to learn some tips for using calendar more efficiently and effectively? In the first podcast episode for our Productivity themed month, I share some of the Google Calendar shortcuts and hidden features that you might not have yet discovered. I

MTT90: 3 Effective Digital Portfolio Options For Your Music Students

By |2019-09-26T01:37:24+11:00September 26th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

For the final episode in Back to Basics month I share 3 apps that your students can use to create digital portfolios. Links and resources mentioned: Midnight Music Monthly Live Training (register here)Wakelet for Educators (includes Educator’s Guide)Seesaw Google Sites Examples of Google Sites Weebly Wix Wordpress The Midnight Music Guide to Digital Portfolios in Music Education (coming soon) 

MTT89: The 2 Software Applications All Music Teachers Should Know

By |2019-09-18T03:48:44+11:00September 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Welcome to another episode in our Back to Basics month. Today I’ll be talking about the two software applications that I think every music teacher should know how to use. The ones I’m referring to are music apps and they are both SO useful in many, many ways: for you to use as

MTT88: Best Microphone Options for Music Teachers

By |2019-09-11T04:40:06+11:00September 11th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I talk about the best microphones for simple classroom recordings, mics for students to use, and mics for your own teaching purposes. Further reading and listening MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to useRecording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple

MTT87: What’s the Difference Between Audio and MIDI Files? Everything You Need to Know

By |2019-09-04T23:39:53+11:00September 4th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is Back to Basics and today we’re kicking off back to basics month with an episode about the differences between audio and MIDI files. In this episode I cover what are they, the differences between them, when to use them and the unique

Lights! Camera! Action! 4 Flipgrid Lessons For the Elementary Music Room

By |2019-08-26T00:43:43+11:00August 24th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. As an educator in an elementary school with 1 to 1 devices for students, I am always keeping my eyes and ears open for new ways to incorporate technology into my instruction. Technology can be a real motivator for even more students

MTT86: My Favorite 3 Free Non-Music Tech Resources

By |2019-08-20T06:21:58+11:00August 20th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

There are many free tech resources that are useful in the music classroom, but not all of them are music-specific. Here are 3 of my favourite non-music free tech tools that are perfect for ALL teachers across all subject areas. For each one, I’ll cover: What it isHow it worksExamples of use 1.