iPads

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

10 Virtual Musical Instruments for Your Virtual Classroom

By |2020-07-25T04:28:32+10:00July 25th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Whether it’s for virtual learning or just to let kids have experience with new instruments, virtual instruments come in handy. The internet is full of free instruments that students can play with. Some common music apps also have built-in free virtual instruments that students can use. All of these are free, and most of them

How to Create Simple Teaching Videos

By |2020-06-20T04:12:54+10:00June 20th, 2020|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Distance learning has forced many teachers to figure out how to teach in a new virtual environment very quickly. One of the best ways to teach music from a distance is to create simple teaching videos that students can watch. In a

Gmail for Music Teachers: How You Can Stay Organized When Your Inbox is Overflowing

By |2020-04-01T07:30:30+11:00April 3rd, 2020|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Now more than ever, email is an important way to communicate. Whether it’s the latest deals, keeping up with friends or work-related communication, my inboxes always seem to be full of messages! With so many messages coming in, organization is key. I

Our Top 10 Free Resources for Music Teachers – 2019 Edition

By |2019-12-28T02:38:57+11:00December 28th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Is it just me or did 2019 completely fly by? It seems like we were just ringing in the new year for 2019 and in the blink of an eye - here we are!  At the end of the year, I love to do short reflections on my personal highs and lows from the year

MTT100: Celebrating 100 Episodes and The Year That Was

By |2019-12-28T00:41:28+11:00December 28th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’ve reached episode 100! This year, Midnight Music: Published 38 blog postsReleased 25 podcast episodesHosted 12 free live music tech training sessionsWelcomed 100+ amazing members into the Midnight Music CommunityHad over 1,000 people sign up for Freebie Fridays on our Facebook page We'll talk about each of those things in more detail, starting

MTT99: How to Create Escape Rooms in Music Education

By |2019-12-18T04:44:50+11:00December 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

The basic concept of an escape room is that students work in teams to solve puzzles or answer questions to discover a secret code - or series of codes - which will allow them to “escape” the room or solve a mystery. And they only have 30 minutes to do it! If you’ve

How You Can Use In-Built iPad Accessibility Settings In Your Music Classroom

By |2019-11-22T08:01:15+11:00November 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. iPads are a powerful tool for music learning, and they can be a very accessible tool for the music classroom with the right apps and settings. I wrote about iPad apps for music making with students who have special needs here, but

How to Use Keezy Classic: Accessible Music Making App

By |2019-11-19T02:40:17+11:00November 16th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Sometimes, the motor skills required to play a specific instrument aren’t attainable for a student. Whether it’s a temporary injury or a permanent disability, students can be disappointed if they have to play a different instrument than their classmates. With Keezy Classic,

MTT95: Music Tech Apps for Special Needs Students

By |2019-11-13T05:00:24+11:00November 13th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

The next few podcast episodes and blog posts on Midnight Music fall into our Accessibility theme. In addition to sharing apps, software and other tech gear, I’ll be talking to a couple of music educators about their experiences working with special needs students and students with learning difficulties. I know many of you

5 iPad Apps for Music-Making in the Special Needs Classroom

By |2019-11-08T03:44:42+11:00November 8th, 2019|iPads|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. iPads are an amazing tool for making music. They are especially helpful for making music accessible to students with special needs. Apps can help facilitate inclusive music making by allowing students to create music with the touch of a finger, eliminating barriers