Lesson plans and ideas

Teaching ideas for using music technology in education

7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes

By |2018-08-16T17:41:14+00:00July 30th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

Where do I start? That’s one of the most common questions I hear  - where do I start with technology in the music classroom? And what the options are for incorporating technology in a meaningful way? You may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices you have - which devices to purchase or which apps [...]

Back To School: Music Tech Lessons To Excite and Engage

By |2018-08-16T17:20:38+00:00July 24th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

Quick music tech lesson ideas If you’re about to get stuck into a new school year, it can be great to get started with some quick, engaging lessons.  Music tech-based activities can be effective and lots of fun!   Below are some music technology lesson plans and ideas you might like to try with your [...]

MTT61: Remix Projects for Year 7-10 Students with David Bennett

By |2018-07-20T08:13:44+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   David Bennett of Overnewton Anglican Community College has been working on remixing projects with his music tech students in years 7 through to year 10.   He also likes to keep things fresh by using current music with the students [...]

MTT56: STEAM Lessons for Music Teachers with Shawna Longo

By |2018-05-26T03:59:18+00:00May 26th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Shawna Longo - the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools in New Jersey - was my guest on episode 53 of the Music Tech Teacher podcast but she’s back to chat about STEAM lessons [...]

Using Class Dojo in Music Classroom Management

By |2018-05-21T14:36:34+00:00May 21st, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

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.   As a music teacher, I have always struggled with assessing student performance standards like singing and playing [...]

MTT55: Getting it ALL done with Elisa Janson Jones

By |2018-05-15T10:36:54+00:00May 15th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In just a few weeks the first International Music Education Summit will take place.  It’s a 3-day conference which is purely online - there’s no travel involved, no hotel accommodation to pay for and you can “attend” in your PJs. Founder of IMES Elisa Janson Jones tells me why she decided to launch the event [...]

MTT52 Adopting New Technology with Jenny Chapman

By |2018-04-25T00:23:50+00:00April 24th, 2018|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Today my guest is Jenny Chapman, who is the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at St John's Grammar in Belair, South Australia, which is in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.  She teaches students from the Early Learning Centre, through to year 6. In 2017, Jenny’s school made the decision to switch from Macs to Surface Pros, so [...]

MTT48 Using Music Technology Centers with Carole Corman

By |2018-03-16T04:09:57+00:00March 16th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Back at the end of January on my Midnight Music Facebook page, I posted a question which was: “What music tech projects are you currently working on in the classroom?”   Carole Corman - a teacher from Canada - commented [...]

MTT44 The 5 Essential Skills To Learn To Create Multimedia Worksheets & Presentations

By |2018-01-17T08:33:35+00:00January 17th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

There are lots and lots of ready-made music education worksheets, Powerpoint files and interactive whiteboard resources available for purchase or free download if you look hard enough online. But what about those times when you want to create something from scratch yourself? Maybe you can’t find an existing file that meets your needs. Or perhaps [...]

MTT43 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 2

By |2018-06-13T08:30:15+00:00January 8th, 2018|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

Lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap - part 2 In part 2 of this series, I share some intermediate and advanced lesson ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your music students In this podcast episode I cover: How to get started with using GarageBand or Soundtrap with your students How to decide what [...]