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

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By |2018-09-06T00:59:38+10:00June 14th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the

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MTT13: Best notation apps and software for music educators

By |2018-11-24T02:58:10+10:00April 11th, 2017|iPads, Podcast|

Best notation apps and software for music educators Notation apps for desktop computer, iPads and other tablet devices - what's currently available? Which ones are the best? What should I use if my students have Chromebooks? Or iPads? In this episode I'll talk about the available notation options for music teachers.   Resources

MTT10: Free NASA sounds and how to use them in music education

By |2018-09-06T01:04:40+10:00March 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Free NASA sounds and how to use them in music education Some time ago, NASA released a whole collection of recorded sounds for the public to listen to and use freely. The collection includes sounds from space - stars, planets, satellites - sounds from rocket launch sequences and even iconic dialogue spoken by astronauts, NASA

Case study: Video Game Compositions with Grade 8

By |2018-09-06T01:05:34+10:00March 14th, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Video Game Battle Music Composition 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. Today’s guest post is by Mrs Janice Cook who - for the past 12 months - has

Music In Our Schools Month – 9 Music Tech Activities for Music Advocacy

By |2018-09-18T14:29:17+10:00March 9th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Music tech activities for music advocacy March is Music In Our Schools Month in the USA and I wanted to share a few ideas for activities that incorporate technology that you could use to shine a spotlight on what you do.  Some are quick and some are more involved and even if you’re not in

Free NASA sound effects and how to use them in music education

By |2018-09-06T01:06:59+10:00February 16th, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

  NASA collection of samples: use in remixing and "found sound" creative projects NASA has made a huge collection of audio recordings available under a Creative Commons licence and they are perfect for using in music tech projects with students. The recordings are from historic space flights and from current missions. I LOVE this collection

MTT04: 19 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom

By |2018-09-06T01:07:58+10:00January 31st, 2017|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: What if you don't have access to multiple iPads in the music classroom? What can you do with just a single iPad? As it turns out - quite a lot! I'll discuss some of the ways you can use your own iPad with your students, from identifying notes of the staff, to

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By |2018-09-07T00:57:58+10:00October 4th, 2016|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Let's say you or your students have created an audio file in another app or software program - maybe on a laptop even - and now you want to import that audio file into GarageBand because you'd like to use the Smart Drums to add a backing.

Free online training: Chromebooks and Mixed Devices in Music Education

By |2018-09-07T00:58:33+10:00August 18th, 2016|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs|

What can I do with Chromebooks or mixed devices in music education? Many of you have been asking me how you can effectively use Chromebooks or a combination of technology like iPads, Android devices and laptops (sometimes BOTH Mac and PC!) in music education. I thought I’d put together an online training session that shows

How to programme your own drum patterns – a beginner’s guide for students (part 1)

By |2018-09-07T01:01:02+10:00July 15th, 2016|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Encourage students creativity: record drum patterns from scratch When using music software to put a song together, it’s easy for students to head straight to the loop library to find a drum pattern.  It’s a quick solution, but once you become familiar with the loop library of your school’s chosen software package, you start to