iPads

Tech tips, lessons, apps and websites for using iPads in music education

MTT70: Book Reviews and Collaborative Composing with Katie Miller

By |2018-11-04T03:27:57+00:00October 23rd, 2018|iPads, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Katie Miller, a K-5 music teacher at Hadfield School in Wisconsin, has had some great success running tech-based projects with her elementary students. Recent favourites include digital book reviews in which she showed students how to create soundtracks using GarageBand and

How Do I Get Started With iPads In Music Education? [Free Guide]

By |2018-10-03T10:02:51+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

So, I have this iPad Where do I start? So, you’ve been given some iPads to use in your music classroom...where do you start? Music teachers have been utilising iPads since they were first released in 2010. While many purchased their first iPad with a view to using it as a digital sheet music reading

MTT67: Create your own teaching resources with Christopher Russell part 2

By |2018-10-23T09:05:18+00:00September 18th, 2018|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): This is part 2 of my interview with middle school choir director Christopher Russell, from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota, who describes himself as a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program.   If you haven’t already listened to part

50+ Lesson Ideas for The Chrome Music Lab

By |2018-09-18T14:25:55+00:00September 14th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

What is the Chrome Music Lab? About the Chrome Music Lab The Chrome Music Lab (CML) - created by Google in 2016 - is a fantastic online resource for music teachers and students.  It’s simple to use and its main aim is to allow visitors to explore sound and create with sound.   The Chrome

MTT66: Create your own teaching resources with Christopher Russell part 1

By |2018-10-26T05:52:08+00:00September 12th, 2018|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): This is part one of two episodes in which I speak to middle school choir director Christopher Russell from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota. Chris is a great example of a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program.  Over

MTT60: The songwriting apps used by Charlie Puth, Sarah Aarons and Steve Lacy

By |2018-10-23T09:06:47+00:00July 16th, 2018|iPads, Podcast|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Recently I gave a keynote speech for a music education conference with the theme Play, Create, Inspire. I loved this theme because it was simple to tie into what’s going on in music technology right now.   In the keynote speech I

5 Tips for Managing One to One iPads

By |2018-10-23T09:07:31+00:00May 28th, 2018|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Guest author: Katherine Miller 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.     In my first 12 years of teaching, the access to technology in my music room has

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MTT47 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 2)

By |2018-09-18T15:08:09+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display.  In this episode - part two of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use augmented reality via the HP Reveal app (formerly known as Aurasma) to add a Harry Potter-style video element to

MTT46 How to create a visual display that includes audio & video files (part 1)

By |2018-10-23T09:08:39+00:00February 1st, 2018|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Capture your students’ musical creativity and share it with your school community by creating an interactive display. In this episode - part one of a two-part series - I talk about the ways you can use QR codes to add an audio-based element to bulletin boards, posters and worksheets.   Listen to the episode here

MTT37 Lesson Ideas For Incredibox – Beatboxing, Ostinati, Form and Listening

By |2018-10-23T09:09:59+00:00October 26th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  In this episode I share some ideas for using the free interactive music website Incredibox.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Links Incredibox website Incredibox iPad app link My free Incredibox lesson plan - Beatboxing Basics  Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing