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

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

How to Create Engaging and Productive Video Lessons with Edpuzzle

By |2019-09-03T17:12:11+11:00August 31st, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Kathryn McGreal. Recently I have been looking for strategies to better engage my students in their learning and improve literacy in aural and musicology lessons. Sadly, students have become less inclined to read and literacy has seen a decline which is a continuous frustration

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

By |2019-11-16T09:55:23+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.

Free Lesson Plan – Meter Mapping in Isle of Tune

By |2019-08-10T05:09:14+11:00August 10th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

What is Isle of Tune? Isle of Tune is a fun, free interactive music website that allows you to compose melodies and percussive patterns in a visual format by using roads, cars, trees and buildings. Visit the Isle of Tune website to get started. iPad users please note: Isle of Tune is a flash-based website

MTT85: Free Sound Effects For Your Music Tech Projects

By |2019-08-07T06:12:16+11:00August 7th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast|

Our theme for this month is free music tech resources and in this episode I share 9 different places you can find free sound effects for music tech projects your students might be working on. I’ll also cover: Tips on how to expand a limited sound effects library without downloading any extrasWhy it’s

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2019/20

By |2019-08-31T00:09:21+11:00August 1st, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

Free Ebook: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2019/20 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources – websites, software and more – that you can use in your music classroom. It all began with a workshop I ran in 2009 titled Music Technology On A Shoestring.  In 2012 I put

MTT84: What’s New in the Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources 2019/20

By |2019-07-31T03:01:18+11:00July 31st, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast|

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 this week! So what's new? There are around 40 new listings in this year's

Musical Me – An Easy Back-To-School Tech Lesson

By |2019-07-15T22:40:45+11:00July 13th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Getting to know your students Discover their “musical me” Whether you’re starting a new school year, or would just like to get to know your students better, this Musical Me lesson is an effective and easy option with lots of flexibility. In this lesson, students will tell you more about their musical background, interests, likes,

35 Free iPad Apps for Music Teachers

By |2019-07-11T11:13:47+11:00June 29th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

Anyone else get completely overwhelmed by the amount of iPad apps available in the App Store? It is just an endless list and it’s so hard to know where to even begin. I’ve collected a number of free iPad apps for music teachers over the past few years and today I’m super excited to share