Middle and High School Ideas

Lesson ideas, apps and websites for middle and high school music students

Body Percussion, The Digital Way, Part 1

By |2021-05-08T00:24:03+10:00May 8th, 2021|Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post written by Elisabeth (Lisi) Bottoms.  Why teach body percussion? Body percussion is found in almost every musical culture - from the Austrian/Bavarian Schuhplattler to Palmas in Spain, a Saman dance from the Gayo ethnic group in Indonesia and Hambone in the USA, no matter what background your students have, the

Exploring Sound with Chrome Music Lab’s Oscillator and Strings

By |2021-04-16T08:58:25+10:00April 16th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest lesson plan by Katherine Miller. About This Lesson Technology can provide an opportunity for students to dig deeper in ways that may not have been possible without it! This is my favorite thing about incorporating technology into my classroom. One example of this is using technology to further student understanding of

TikTok Lesson Ideas You Should Steal For Your Music Classes Part 1

By |2021-03-12T08:19:40+11:00March 12th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a two-part series covering creative TikTok ideas you can adapt for your music classes. These will not involve actually using the TikTok app in class with your students, but rather using some of the challenges and trends as inspiration for creative lessons. TikTok - really? OK I admit it. I’m fascinated by -

Using Technology to Run Center-Based Activities

By |2021-03-05T10:10:13+11:00March 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. Both literacy and math instruction in my building utilize the workshop model.  This is an instructional practice that includes a mini lesson, a workshop time and a debriefing at the end of the class.  Katie Wardrobe, the creator of Midnight Music, describes this workshop, or center, time

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

By |2021-02-04T06:24:14+11:00February 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. It was not until I was teaching completely online that I realized how important digital content design was to my students’ success.  When I was not with them to help complete work I noticed students asking a lot of questions about the way I was presenting and

QR Codes in the Music Classroom

By |2021-01-29T00:53:29+11:00January 29th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. QR codes have so many different purposes in our lives. This type of matrix barcode can hold any type of information from grocery sales to recorded performances. It literally means, “quick response” which makes them a perfect fit for any classroom. I first came across activities that

Counting Down Midnight Music’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2020

By |2021-01-07T10:33:07+11:00January 8th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

2020 was quite the year, but I am so incredibly proud of all of the progress teachers across the globe made towards integrating technology into their music teaching. It is incredibly humbling for me to see how lucky the students of the world are to learn from all of you. Thank you for your determination

Counting Down Midnight Music’s Top 10 Posts of 2020

By |2021-01-01T08:28:46+11:00January 1st, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

A note to teachers:  Wow! 2020 was a crazy year. I know most of us would like to move forward and never look back, but I think it’s important to remember all of the incredible things teachers did together. There were more than several times that I know many of you wanted to throw in

Among Us: Bringing the Popular Game into the Music Classroom

By |2020-12-05T07:54:07+11:00December 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. Katrina is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. Among Us has officially taken the world by storm. If you’re a teacher in the late elementary-high school classroom right now, odds are good that you might already be familiar with lots of

MTT117: MusicEDU Programs for Middle and High School Students with Kate Hargreaves

By |2021-04-12T11:39:56+10:00September 16th, 2020|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Kate Hargreaves runs MusicEDU - an Australian education tech business that focuses on creating e-learning curriculum for students in years 6 - 10 both in and out of the music classroom. Kate and I discuss the four programs she has on offer: Keyboard Evolution, Studio Sessions, Trackformers and Game Composer.  We also talk

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