Elementary Ideas

Lesson ideas, apps and websites for elementary school music students

MTT48 Using Music Technology Centers with Carole Corman

By |2018-10-23T09:08:21+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

By |2018-10-23T09:09:38+00:00November 15th, 2017|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

STEAM learning involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math to solve real-world problems. It is an educational approach that encourages learning for learning’s sake. STEAM lessons incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach and integrate the engineering design process to solve complex problems.  Student teamwork and creativity play an important role.  This article on the

10 Music Lessons and Activities For Thanksgiving

By |2018-09-06T00:45:28+00:00November 8th, 2017|Elementary Ideas|

  For those in the US looking for Thanksgiving activities to share with your classrooms,  here are several great ideas and blog posts from other teachers with many creative and entertaining possibilities.   1. Elizabeth Caldwell shares her favorite Thanksgiving music lessons on her site, Organized Chaos. You’ll find several activities and songs relating to

MTT37 Lesson Ideas For Incredibox – Beatboxing, Ostinati, Form and Listening

By |2018-10-23T09:09:59+00:00October 26th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  In this episode I share some ideas for using the free interactive music website Incredibox.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Links Incredibox website Incredibox iPad app link My free Incredibox lesson plan - Beatboxing Basics  Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing