Elementary Ideas

Lesson ideas, apps and websites for elementary school music students

Laptop on a Cart: Using Digital Resources to Save Space and Time

By |2020-08-07T06:39:19+10:00August 7th, 2020|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 blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Many music teachers will be teaching on a cart for the first time this fall. I spent my first year teaching on a cart, so I have figured out a few tips and tricks to help you save space and time while

Stop! Collaborate! And, Listen! Using SAMR in the Elementary Music Classroom

By |2020-08-01T06:54:15+10:00August 1st, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle As educators we are all very different. We have different experiences, expertises and comfort levels, especially when dealing with technology! Although many school districts across the world are still deciding how school will look in the upcoming year, technology will probably be part of

10 Virtual Musical Instruments for Your Virtual Classroom

By |2020-07-25T04:28:32+10:00July 25th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Whether it’s for virtual learning or just to let kids have experience with new instruments, virtual instruments come in handy. The internet is full of free instruments that students can play with. Some common music apps also have built-in free virtual instruments that students can use. All of these are free, and most of them

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2020/21

By |2020-07-18T05:01:37+10:00July 18th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

NEW EDITION 2020/21 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 over 50 new listings in this year’s

Choice Board Templates For Music Teachers

By |2020-06-27T05:31:26+10:00June 27th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  It is easy to see why choice boards have gained popularity in music education. Besides all of the benefits choice boards have for student learning, there are also so many ideas out there from other music educators to help ease the strain

MTT111: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 3: Word Search

By |2020-06-10T05:27:06+10:00June 10th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this third episode of the series I walk you through how to make your own word search puzzles that can be completed digitally, or printed out. Links

Closing Time: Virtual End of the Year Activities for the Music Room

By |2020-06-05T02:10:50+10:00June 5th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Although the end of the school year is not what we might have anticipated, it is here nonetheless.  For 180+ days, you have worked hard to create a musical community within your classroom. You have built relationships with students to foster a

7 Choice Board Examples for Elementary Music Teachers

By |2020-05-23T04:46:54+10:00May 23rd, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  I have been lucky enough to have a job where I worked closely with other music specialists which changed my teaching practice. With colleagues, I was able to grow and learn to the benefit of the students in my classroom.  When I

MTT107: Using Choice Boards in Music Education

By |2020-05-15T02:12:39+10:00May 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode, we'll discuss how to use choice boards in music education. We'll cover what they are, the benefits of using them, how students complete them, and some choice board topic ideas you can use right away. Links mentioned How To Use Choice Boards In The Music Classroom 30 Ideas for Elementary Choice

How To Make A Singalong Video In Flipgrid

By |2020-05-15T01:31:56+10:00May 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

The Flipgrid Shorts Camera is a stand-alone camera that you can use to create quick videos for your students. In this video, you'll learn how to use the Shorts Camera to make your own singalong videos showing the teacher alongside the lyrics in Flipgrid. Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers? Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe

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