iPads

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

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

By |2018-09-15T02:15:48+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 |2018-09-12T06:54:00+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 |2018-09-06T00:27:09+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 |2018-09-18T15:07:54+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 |2018-09-18T15:08:20+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 |2018-09-18T15:08:31+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 [...]

Songwriting with Young Teenagers: Then and Now

By |2018-09-06T00:47:45+00:00October 11th, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Guest author: Alan Cameron 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 Alan Cameron [...]

MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students

By |2018-09-18T15:08:42+00:00October 4th, 2017|iPads, 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 [...]