Elementary Ideas

Lesson ideas, apps and websites for elementary school music students

Back To School: Music Tech Lessons To Excite and Engage

By |2018-08-31T11:55:00+10:00July 24th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Quick music tech lesson ideas If you’re about to get stuck into a new school year, it can be great to get started with some quick, engaging lessons.  Music tech-based activities can be effective and lots of fun!   Below are some music technology lesson plans and ideas you might like to try with your

MTT56: STEAM Lessons for Music Teachers with Shawna Longo

By |2018-10-23T09:07:38+10:00May 26th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Shawna Longo - the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools in New Jersey - was my guest on episode 53 of the Music Tech Teacher podcast but she’s back to chat about STEAM lessons

MTT52 Adopting New Technology with Jenny Chapman

By |2018-10-23T09:08:00+10:00April 24th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Podcast|

Today my guest is Jenny Chapman, who is the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at St John's Grammar in Belair, South Australia, which is in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.  She teaches students from the Early Learning Centre, through to year 6. In 2017, Jenny’s school made the decision to switch from Macs to Surface Pros, so

MTT48 Using Music Technology Centers with Carole Corman

By |2018-10-23T09:08:21+10:00March 16th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Back at the end of January on my Midnight Music Facebook page, I posted a question which was: “What music tech projects are you currently working on in the classroom?”   Carole Corman - a teacher from Canada - commented

MTT47 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 2)

By |2018-09-18T15:08:09+10:00February 23rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display.  In this episode - part two of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use augmented reality via the HP Reveal app (formerly known as Aurasma) to add a Harry Potter-style video element to

MTT46 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 1)

By |2018-10-23T09:08:39+10:00February 1st, 2018|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display. In this episode - part one of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use QR codes to add an audio-based element to bulletin boards, posters and worksheets.   Listen to the episode here

5 Ways To Use The Catchbox Throwable Mic In Music Education

By |2018-10-23T09:08:56+10:00January 20th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Guest author: Lelde Dālmane 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 Lelde

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

By |2018-09-06T00:38:49+10:00January 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+10:00December 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

15 Fun Holiday Season Videos to Show Your Music Students

By |2018-10-23T09:09:20+10:00December 5th, 2017|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

  1. Animals of YouTube sing "Jingle Bells" 2. An interesting take on the Hallelujah Chorus! 3. The Piano Guys perform "We Three Kings" 4. Carol of the Bells from Peter Hollens and 300 of his friends! 5. Aussie Jingle Bells from Colin Buchanan 6. 12 Days of Christmas from John Denver and The Muppets