Macs and PCs

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

MTT95: Music Tech Apps for Special Needs Students

By |2019-11-13T05:00:24+11:00November 13th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

The next few podcast episodes and blog posts on Midnight Music fall into our Accessibility theme. In addition to sharing apps, software and other tech gear, I’ll be talking to a couple of music educators about their experiences working with special needs students and students with learning difficulties. I know many of you

Google Creatability Experiments: Creative Music Sites for Special Needs Students

By |2019-11-09T15:17:34+11:00November 5th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller, and her colleague, Jennifer Theisen. Introduction In 2017, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in the United States officially changed their position statement regarding equity and access in music education. Their position states “All students deserve access to and equity in

Trello: A Fantastic Productivity Tool for Music Teachers

By |2019-10-28T14:57:46+11:00October 26th, 2019|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Trello is an advanced list-making application which can be a very useful productivity tool for music teachers. It allows users to organize projects, to-do lists, and virtually anything else into visual boards.  Trello is great for music teachers because it is so

Wakelet: How to Curate Practical Resource Collections and Show the Story of Student Learning

By |2019-10-21T22:42:29+11:00October 19th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Kathryn McGreal This post is part of Productivity month in the Midnight music community Blog. When thinking about what productivity looks like in the classroom, I envisage a picture where students are being imaginative and autonomous in their goal setting, creative in the way

10 Productivity Apps to Help You Organize Your Lesson Plans

By |2019-10-14T20:10:30+11:00October 4th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Robby Burns. Everyone likes to organize themselves differently. Teachers prefer different tools, organization methods, and preference over how much of their workflow is digital. Whatever your approach, there are a handful of great apps that can help you create your plans, search them, group

MTT90: 3 Effective Digital Portfolio Options For Your Music Students

By |2019-09-26T01:37:24+11:00September 26th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

For the final episode in Back to Basics month I share 3 apps that your students can use to create digital portfolios. Links and resources mentioned: Midnight Music Monthly Live Training (register here)Wakelet for Educators (includes Educator’s Guide)Seesaw Google Sites Examples of Google Sites Weebly Wix Wordpress The Midnight Music Guide to Digital Portfolios in Music Education (coming soon) 

MTT89: The 2 Software Applications All Music Teachers Should Know

By |2019-09-18T03:48:44+11:00September 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Welcome to another episode in our Back to Basics month. Today I’ll be talking about the two software applications that I think every music teacher should know how to use. The ones I’m referring to are music apps and they are both SO useful in many, many ways: for you to use as

5 Awesome Sites That Can Help Music Teachers Learn the Basics of Google Classroom

By |2019-09-14T23:47:14+11:00September 14th, 2019|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

Many schools are “going Google” and using the Google suite of educational tools for educators and students. Google Classroom is a great tool to use for communication and collaboration, but learning its full potential can take some time. If you feel like you have some holes in your knowledge, it can be useful to look

MTT88: Best Microphone Options for Music Teachers

By |2019-09-11T04:40:06+11:00September 11th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I talk about the best microphones for simple classroom recordings, mics for students to use, and mics for your own teaching purposes. Further reading and listening MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to useRecording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple

How to use Google Classroom to Submit Recorded Singing and Playing Assignments

By |2019-08-31T01:01:22+11:00August 17th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Taylor. Streamlining student data collection the easy way One afternoon, I was sitting at my desk in my chorus classroom. My 6th graders had just left. The high school girls ensemble was after my planning period. I was preparing for a meeting with