How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

By | 2017-11-15T18:03:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

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 | 2017-11-08T12:22:46+00:00 November 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  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 [...]

MTT35: Multiply The Teacher By Utilising Video with Gary Heimbauer

By | 2017-10-11T09:50:38+00:00 October 11th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Gary Heimbauer is a music tech superstar who uses video to increase his reach as a teacher and to differentiate learning in his classes.  Learn why it’s important to “just get started” and how you can do that using tools and resources you probably already own.   Listen to the episode here (or on [...]

MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students

By | 2017-10-04T12:16:07+00:00 October 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I share several music apps for the iPad, which will be useful in your general music classrooms. These are great for both elementary and middle school ages. I recommend that you start with just a few apps, learn them really well so you can use them in [...]

MTT32: How to Start Your Own Music Education Blog or Website

By | 2017-09-20T17:50:05+00:00 September 20th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Have you ever wanted to start your own music education blog? Create a supporting website for your Teachers Pay Teachers store?  Or perhaps you’ve seen other teachers publish and share assignments with their students on a special website and you’d like to explore something similar? This episode will cover a few website [...]

Creating In Context: Using Repertoire and Music Literacy Concepts To Create With Technology

By | 2017-09-14T09:07:59+00:00 September 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

  Guest author: Karla McClain 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 Karla [...]

MTT31: How to Find and Create Images for Your Worksheets and TpT Resources

By | 2017-09-13T10:20:08+00:00 September 13th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode Over the past few years my need for high quality, interesting and captivating images has increased. Today I share tips for finding and editing great images that you can use in your own presentations, worksheets, newsletters, printable resources and Teachers Pay Teachers resources.   Listen to the episode here (or on your [...]

MTT30: How To Make Your Own Video Tutorials

By | 2017-09-04T21:25:41+00:00 September 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

 In this episode Why are video tutorials awesome and what can you use them for? What are the educational applications and how do you create them? I’ll answer these questions and also talk about the equipment and software needed (you probably already have it!). Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): [...]

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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