Middle and High School Ideas

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

MTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1: Bingo

By |2020-05-27T05:12:13+10:00May 27th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Looking for music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way? There are a number of free websites that let you create your own puzzles super-fast. In the next few podcast episodes, I’ll introduce you to a few of my favourites, starting today with the flexible

MTT107: Using Choice Boards in Music Education

By |2020-05-15T02:12:39+10:00May 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode, we'll discuss how to use choice boards in music education. We'll cover what they are, the benefits of using them, how students complete them, and some choice board topic ideas you can use right away. Links mentioned How To Use Choice Boards In The Music Classroom 30 Ideas for Elementary Choice

How To Make A Singalong Video In Flipgrid

By |2020-05-15T01:31:56+10:00May 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

The Flipgrid Shorts Camera is a stand-alone camera that you can use to create quick videos for your students. In this video, you'll learn how to use the Shorts Camera to make your own singalong videos showing the teacher alongside the lyrics in Flipgrid. Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers? Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe

How To Make Follow The Bouncing Ball Videos Using Flipgrid

By |2020-05-07T05:47:16+10:00May 7th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this video, you'll learn how to make your own "follow the bouncing ball" style singalong videos using Flipgrid. I take you step-by-step through the process, and by the end of this walk-through, you'll be able to make your own videos. You may even consider assigning this activity to your students. Enjoy! Flipgrid's

MTT106: 3 ways you can create a Music Video to Celebrate Your Student Ensembles

By |2020-05-06T04:35:53+10:00May 6th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Have you had your school concerts cancelled? All those rehearsals and nothing to show for it :( So what can you do?  There are a few different ways you can capture all the hard work that your ensembles have put in over the past months. In this episode, I’m going to discuss three

Star Wars Lessons using the Chrome Music Lab Songmaker

By |2020-04-30T05:07:11+10:00April 30th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

Introduction May The Fourth be with you!  Here’s a free Star Wars music tech lesson you can use with your students.  This lesson uses the free Songmaker which is part of the Chrome Music Lab.  The Songmaker allows students to click on a grid to add melodic or rhythmic sounds.  Press the play button to

Dear Music Teachers: You Can’t Run A Live Rehearsal Online (So Here’s What To Do Instead)

By |2020-04-21T07:00:38+10:00April 19th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

I recently wrote a blog post with a slightly controversial title - Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video - in response to the hundreds of music teachers who would like to create one of those videos right now.  I wrote it to explain the lengthy process that’s involved

How to Use Choice Boards in the Music Classroom

By |2020-04-29T06:17:47+10:00April 18th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Choice boards are not a new idea but they have become very popular as music teachers worldwide are trying to figure out how to best provide a music education in the virtual world.  A choice board is a graphic organizer that allows

The 2020 Musical Olympics!

By |2020-04-08T21:37:39+10:00April 8th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Looking for a fun activity that your student can do while you’re teaching online? How about running your own Musical Olympics?  I’ve put together a choice-board style list of Olympic events that your students can enter. They can pick which ones they’d like to do and there are plenty of “novelty” options, so everyone is