Lesson plans and ideas

Teaching ideas for using music technology in education

STEAM Resources and Activities for the Music Classroom

By | 2017-11-15T18:03:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources|

STEAM learning involves the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math to solve real-world problems. It is an educational approach that encourages learning for learning’s sake. STEAM lessons incorporate a cross-disciplinary approach and integrate the engineering design process to solve complex problems.  Student teamwork and creativity play an important role.  This article on the [...]

10 Music Lessons and Activities For Thanksgiving

By | 2017-11-08T12:22:46+00:00 November 8th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  For those in the US looking for Thanksgiving activities to share with your classrooms,  here are several great ideas and blog posts from other teachers with many creative and entertaining possibilities.   1. Elizabeth Caldwell shares her favorite Thanksgiving music lessons on her site, Organized Chaos. You’ll find several activities and songs relating to [...]

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

By | 2017-10-26T12:15:29+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, 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 [...]

MTT35: Multiply The Teacher By Utilising Video with Gary Heimbauer

By | 2017-10-11T09:50:38+00:00 October 11th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Gary Heimbauer is a music tech superstar who uses video to increase his reach as a teacher and to differentiate learning in his classes.  Learn why it’s important to “just get started” and how you can do that using tools and resources you probably already own.   Listen to the episode here (or on [...]

MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students

By | 2017-10-04T12:16:07+00:00 October 4th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, 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 [...]

MTT33 Interactive music posters, word walls and brainstorming with Padlet

By | 2017-09-27T13:56:50+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned About Padlet Padlet website Introduction to Padlet video 30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students 5 Ideas For Using Padlet in the Classroom Padlet in the Classroom Example Padlets: Ways [...]

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 [...]