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Free (and low-cost) lesson plans, resources, apps and websites for music teachers

MTT118: Using Wakelet for Digital Portfolios and Assignments in Music Education with Kath McGreal

By |2020-09-25T05:02:16+10:00September 25th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I’m sharing a conversation I had with one of my Midnight Music Community members, Kath McGreal. I invited Kath on the podcast to talk about her use of Wakelet with her music students. Wakelet is a free digital curation tool that allows you to

Complete Guide to Zoom Audio Settings for Music Teachers

By |2020-09-05T05:15:57+10:00September 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

Intro When using Zoom to run music classes, there are a few settings you can adjust to enhance the experience for you and your students.   Here is a summary of the settings you should consider. First check for updates Check that Zoom is updated to the latest version: Click on your profile pictureSelect Check for

10 Canva Resources for Teachers – Roundup Post

By |2020-08-15T05:30:40+10:00August 15th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

If you’re looking for more ways to use Canva, we’ve collected all of our Canva blog posts and podcast episodes in one place for your easy reference. Whether you are an experienced user, or just starting out, you’re sure to find some helpful tips in these posts. Enjoy! Canva Blog Posts: How to Use Canva

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

MTT112: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 4: Digital Jigsaws

By |2020-08-05T06:45:55+10:00August 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’re going to wind up our series on DIY music puzzles and games today with the final episode in the series. This one is all about creating your own digital jigsaw puzzles that students can complete online. Links and resources: Jigsaw Planet Word Search Labs Bingo Baker Crossword LabsMTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1:

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

8 Tips for Using Google Keep for Music Teachers

By |2020-07-11T05:07:52+10:00July 11th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  During these unprecedented times, the lines between home and work can be a little blurrier. Music teachers might be more used to this then others as we often hold rehearsals before and after school, performances on night and weekends, and have to

Expert Tips for Sharing Your Google Docs With Other Music Teachers

By |2020-07-04T03:01:25+10:00July 4th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. With so much teaching and learning being online right now, Google Docs has become an even more useful tool for music teachers. Google Docs is a web-based word processing tool. Google Docs are shared in a user’s Google Drive, which allows for

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

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