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

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

MTT90: 3 Effective Digital Portfolio Options For Your Music Students

By |2019-09-26T01:37:24+10:00September 26th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

For the final episode in Back to Basics month I share 3 apps that your students can use to create digital portfolios. Links and resources mentioned: Midnight Music Monthly Live Training (register here)Wakelet for Educators (includes Educator’s Guide)Seesaw Google Sites Examples of Google Sites Weebly Wix Wordpress The Midnight Music Guide to Digital Portfolios in Music Education (coming soon) 

MTT89: The 2 Software Applications All Music Teachers Should Know

By |2019-09-18T03:48:44+10:00September 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Welcome to another episode in our Back to Basics month. Today I’ll be talking about the two software applications that I think every music teacher should know how to use. The ones I’m referring to are music apps and they are both SO useful in many, many ways: for you to use as

MTT88: Best Microphone Options for Music Teachers

By |2019-09-11T04:40:06+10:00September 11th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I talk about the best microphones for simple classroom recordings, mics for students to use, and mics for your own teaching purposes. Further reading and listening MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to useRecording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple

3 Ways to Take Control of Technology with Apple Classroom

By |2019-11-09T04:01:25+11:00July 4th, 2019|iPads, Macs and PCs|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. My first years of teaching were hard! Way harder than it looked in the classroom of the master Kodaly educator where I was a student teacher in Gahanna, Ohio, USA. I would spend many extra hours prepping and preparing for each of

35 Free iPad Apps for Music Teachers

By |2019-07-11T11:13:47+10:00June 29th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

Anyone else get completely overwhelmed by the amount of iPad apps available in the App Store? It is just an endless list and it’s so hard to know where to even begin. I’ve collected a number of free iPad apps for music teachers over the past few years and today I’m super excited to share

MTT79: Must-Have Music Accessories For Your iPad

By |2019-07-04T03:22:10+10:00June 24th, 2019|iPads, Podcast|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is iPads, and in today’s episode, I’m going to talk about some of the useful accessories and adaptors that you and your students can use with iPads in order to expand their capabilities in the music classroom. In my new GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand Chords: How Smart Instruments Helped My Kids Grasp Music Theory

By |2019-06-24T19:54:21+10:00June 22nd, 2019|iPads|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. GarageBand is a music making program by Apple. It is available for free, but must be run on an Apple operating system (OS). GarageBand can run on Mac computers with MacOS, and on iPads and iPhones with iOS. Today we’ll focus on

Free Lesson Plan: GarageBand for iPad – What’s in a Name?

By |2019-06-25T09:20:46+10:00June 15th, 2019|iPads|

Free Name-Based GarageBand for iPad Lesson Plan (It’s Easy!) About The Lesson This lesson is a free sample from my new online course and collection of lesson plans designed especially for the iPad version of GarageBand. It’s a quick project which works well as a “getting to know you” activity at the beginning of the

MTT78: 5 Ways to Collect Your Student GarageBand iPad Files For Assessment

By |2019-11-09T04:00:07+11:00June 12th, 2019|iPads|

Links mentioned in this episode: Apple reference manual: Share GarageBand filesApple article about third-party apps and GarageBand project filesShowbie plan pricing detailsHow to Record Your iPad Screen Music Tech Teacher podcast episode 75Apple article: How to record your iPad screenKatherine Miller's blog post: Taking Control of Technology with Apple ClassroomLearn more: The Music

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