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

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

10 Awesome Play-Along Videos to use with your Students for Halloween

By |2020-10-24T04:58:21+11:00October 24th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, 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. What are play-along videos?  Play-along videos are an easy way for students to energetically participate in their own music learning through active performance. Not only are play-along videos more engaging for most students

Music Teachers Using Google Sites: 6 Effective Examples

By |2020-10-15T01:36:01+11:00October 15th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. I have been seeing so many educators on social media talking about Google Sites! From cute fonts to creative buttons to help students find information pertinent to their learning, my feeds have been full of ideas and inspiration. Despite its recent popularity, Google Sites is not a new

12 Ways to “Jam” with Your Students using Google Jamboards

By |2020-10-10T05:01:58+11:00October 10th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. My school, like many around the world, almost exclusively uses Google for Education. From delivering instruction using Slides and YouTube to Classroom in order to collect individual work from students, even our smallest learners are able to log into their Google accounts and navigate their device throughout

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:

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