Lesson plans and ideas

Teaching ideas for using music technology in education

Creating In Context: Using Repertoire and Music Literacy Concepts To Create With Technology

By | 2017-09-14T09:07:59+00:00 September 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

  Guest author: Karla McClain 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 Karla [...]

9 Interactive Google Doodles You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By | 2017-08-16T11:54:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

  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 | 2017-08-04T06:22:05+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, 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 [...]

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT16: Creative composition projects using music technology

By | 2017-05-10T18:49:18+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Chromebooks and BYOD, Lesson plans and ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: What types of creative music tech projects can I do with my middle or senior school students? I share my favourites which include film scoring, video game composition, the science of sound, digital storytelling, song writing, recording covers and more.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): [...]

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

By | 2017-05-01T11:29:48+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Lesson plans and 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 | 2017-03-16T21:41:18+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

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 | 2017-03-09T06:29:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

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 | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  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 [...]

Lesson plan – Composing A Movie Trailer

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

A beginner film scoring lesson 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. This blog post has been written by guest author Mike Dimin - a music teacher at The [...]