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

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

By |2021-02-04T06:24:14+11:00February 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. It was not until I was teaching completely online that I realized how important digital content design was to my students’ success.  When I was not with them to help complete work I noticed students asking a lot of questions about the way I was presenting and

QR Codes in the Music Classroom

By |2021-01-29T00:53:29+11:00January 29th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. QR codes have so many different purposes in our lives. This type of matrix barcode can hold any type of information from grocery sales to recorded performances. It literally means, “quick response” which makes them a perfect fit for any classroom. I first came across activities that

Counting Down Midnight Music’s Top 10 Posts of 2020

By |2021-01-01T08:28:46+11:00January 1st, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

A note to teachers:  Wow! 2020 was a crazy year. I know most of us would like to move forward and never look back, but I think it’s important to remember all of the incredible things teachers did together. There were more than several times that I know many of you wanted to throw in

Midnight Music’s Digital Badge Library

By |2020-12-24T05:28:25+11:00December 24th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

About The Midnight Music Digital Badge Library Digital badges! Here's a big collection of digital badges that you can use with your students. Today's download includes badges for recorder, ukulele, guitar, drumming, and musical elements and each badge has a transparent background. If you'd like to know more about the ways you can use digital

Midnight Music’s Boomwhacker Sound and Image Library

By |2020-12-19T08:55:51+11:00December 19th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech|

Recently, a number of you have been creating virtual instruments using Google Slides - interactive images that play a pitch when a student clicks or taps on them. My friend and Midnight Music Coordinator, Amy Burns, created a fantastic xylophone and Boomwhacker songbook using Slides and inspired me to put together a set of individual

Custom Cursors For Your Play-Along Videos, Remote Learning Lessons and More

By |2020-12-11T08:27:43+11:00December 11th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

Custom Cursor is a Chrome extension that allows you to change your mouse pointer into a little picture. This makes your cursor more prominent when sharing your screen with students in class or while teaching remotely. Custom Cursor can also work well as a conducting pointer for singalong or play-along activities. In this music tech

Among Us: Bringing the Popular Game into the Music Classroom

By |2020-12-05T07:54:07+11:00December 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. Katrina is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. Among Us has officially taken the world by storm. If you’re a teacher in the late elementary-high school classroom right now, odds are good that you might already be familiar with lots of

Midnight Music’s Body Percussion Clipart Library

By |2020-12-05T06:50:12+11:00December 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

I've been using the online graphic design tool Canva for a long time now and a few months ago I thought it might be good to create a set of body percussion images that can be used for playalong videos and other teaching resources. The good thing about Canva is that it includes a huge

Tech Games in the Music Classroom

By |2020-11-26T06:18:51+11:00November 27th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Students love learning through games! There are many technology-based games which can be used in the music classroom to engage students in learning about and making music. Games are an engaging activity for students, whether they’re learning at school or at home.

MTT123: 10 Useful Chrome Extensions

By |2020-11-25T09:06:53+11:00November 25th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Chrome browser extensions can add functionality, allow you to access tech tools and features and increase your productivity. Here are 10 of my most frequently used Chrome extensions. Are your favourites on the list? 10 Useful Chrome Extensions:  LoomLastpassBitmojiColorzillaGiphyCustom CursorYiNoteKamiTab ResizeTranspose Other links and resources Sign up for our December webinar: https://midnightmusic.com.au/freewebinarVideo Creation

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