Macs and PCs

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

Musical Me – An Easy Back-To-School Tech Lesson

By |2019-07-15T22:40:45+10:00July 13th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Getting to know your students Discover their “musical me” Whether you’re starting a new school year, or would just like to get to know your students better, this Musical Me lesson is an effective and easy option with lots of flexibility. In this lesson, students will tell you more about their musical background, interests, likes,

3 Ways to Take Control of Technology with Apple Classroom

By |2019-07-09T01:57:19+10:00July 4th, 2019|iPads, Macs and PCs|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. My first years of teaching were hard! Way harder than it looked in the classroom of the master Kodaly educator where I was a student teacher in Gahanna, Ohio, USA. I would spend many extra hours prepping and preparing for each of

How Do I Get Started with Macs & PCs in the Music Classroom? [Free Guide]

By |2019-03-21T08:00:06+10:00March 21st, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

How can I best utilise my Mac or PC? Where do I start? So, you’ve had your own Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer for some time and you’d like to utilise it more effectively in your teaching. Perhaps your students also have their own Macs or PCs, or you have access to a

How to Make Your Own Soundwave Art

By |2018-12-04T02:50:42+10:00December 1st, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

What is Soundwave Art? Visualising and “printing” sound Soundwave art is a sound recording that has been printed and made into an artwork. [photo credits: image 1 and 2 created by Katie Wardrobe. Image 3 by music teacher Linda Horne of Tafelmusik] Before you get the students to create artwork, you can teach:

MTT69: How to Make Lyric Videos Using Powerpoint or Keynote

By |2018-12-13T15:46:38+10:00October 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+10:00September 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+10:00July 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+10:00May 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+10:00May 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+10:00April 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