iPads

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

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

By |2019-07-20T00:43:30+10:00February 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 |2019-07-12T22:55:19+10:00February 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 (or

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

By |2018-10-23T09:09:59+10:00October 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+10:00October 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+10:00October 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

MTT29: Soundtrap: The Online Studio with Vanja Steinholz

By |2018-09-18T14:26:32+10:00August 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Podcast|

In this episode Vanja Steinholz is a freelance musician, a songwriting and music production teacher and the Business Developer at Soundtrap in Stockholm. She chats to me about audio recording collaboration using the online studio Soundtrap.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned

[Free lesson plan] Teaching Beatboxing Basics with Incredibox

By |2018-09-06T00:52:19+10:00August 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

About this lesson This is a free sample lesson plan from my collection of Super-Simple Music Tech Lessons (Using Free Websites) that have been recently added into the Midnight Music Community.  This lesson uses one of my favourite free websites - Incredibox - which I've been using for around 9 years now! In this lesson,

9 Interactive Google Doodles You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2018-10-23T09:10:41+10:00August 16th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

  Since 1998, Google has periodically decorated the company logo to celebrate notable events, anniversaries and historical figures and over the years more than 2000 Google Doodles have been created.   Early Google Doodles were simple illustrations, but over the years have become more complex, more frequent and best of all - more interactive.   In

MTT26: Student-Centered Learning in Choir using Chromebooks and iPads with Karla McClain

By |2018-09-06T00:55:31+10:00July 27th, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: Karla McClain uses technology - in particular iPads and Chromebooks - with her choir students to encourage creativity and to improve music literacy skills in her student-centered classes.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Tenuto app for iPad and

MTT24: Composing Movie Soundtracks – Your Questions Answered

By |2018-09-06T00:57:06+10:00July 11th, 2017|iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Composing movie soundtracks - or film scoring - has always been a hugely popular topic with students and teachers alike, but there are always questions around where to find movies, what to do if there is a soundtrack already, which software to use and how to approach the topic with students. I answer those