Macs and PCs

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

MTT69: How to Make Lyric Videos Using Powerpoint or Keynote

By |2018-11-04T03:25:45+00:00October 18th, 2018|Macs and PCs, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Lyric videos Teaching songs with lyric videos Lyric videos that have lyrics that show up line-by-line in time to an audio track can be a useful tool in teaching students songs and helping them to learn lyrics by heart.  They are not

50+ Lesson Ideas for The Chrome Music Lab

By |2018-09-18T14:25:55+00:00September 14th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

What is the Chrome Music Lab? About the Chrome Music Lab The Chrome Music Lab (CML) - created by Google in 2016 - is a fantastic online resource for music teachers and students.  It’s simple to use and its main aim is to allow visitors to explore sound and create with sound.   The Chrome

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

By |2018-08-31T11:47:50+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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

MTT57: A Music Tech Life with James Frankel

By |2018-10-23T09:07:15+00:00May 30th, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Dr Jim Frankel is the Director of MusicFirst and the Head of Digital Education for the Music Sales Group. He is also on the faculty of Teachers College at Columbia University where he runs courses in Music Technology in Education.

MTT53: Using Chromebooks in Ensemble Rehearsals with Shawna Longo

By |2018-10-23T09:07:55+00:00May 1st, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Podcast|

Shawna Longo is the Music Educator, STEAM Facilitator and Arts Integration Specialist at Hopatcong Borough Schools.  She teaches General music technology classes to grades 6-8 students, has established makerspaces as part of the STEAM initiative at her school, she serves on numerous committees and presents professional development workshops to other educators in her district.  

MTT51 Synths, Scratch and Virtual Choirs with Zach Gates

By |2018-10-23T09:08:05+00:00April 16th, 2018|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode I catch up with Zachary Gates - a young music teacher I met at the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) convention that I attended in February this year.  Although Zach has only been teaching for a couple of years, he presented some interesting and innovative technology ideas at the convention. You can

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

By |2018-09-06T00:38:49+00:00January 8th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, 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

MTT 42 – 22 Ways To Use GarageBand or Soundtrap in Music Education – part 1

By |2018-10-23T09:09:14+00:00December 14th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

I need some ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap! Almost every day I see a music teacher post on Facebook asking for ideas for using GarageBand or Soundtrap with their students.  Most teachers are keen to use GarageBand or Soundtrap in a meaningful way and want lesson ideas that will teach musical concepts. In this

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

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

MTT36: Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity with Dr. Scott Watson

By |2018-10-23T09:10:05+00:00October 20th, 2017|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Dr. Scott Watson has been incorporating technology into his music teaching for many years and takes a project-based learning approach when it comes to creative music assignments with his elective students.  He also uses technology on a daily basis for his own composition work.  Scott and I talk about how he got started with