Middle and High School Ideas

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

How Do I Get Started With Chromebooks In Music Education? [Free Guide]

By |2018-10-23T09:04:12+00:00October 4th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

What’s the deal with Chromebooks? What makes Chromebooks different? So, you’ve discovered that your school has decided to roll out Chromebooks to students. How can they be used in your music classroom? What exactly can you do on a Chromebook anyway? Chromebooks are laptops that are a little...well...different. They are inexpensive to purchase, they are

How Do I Get Started With iPads In Music Education? [Free Guide]

By |2018-10-03T10:02:51+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

So, I have this iPad Where do I start? So, you’ve been given some iPads to use in your music classroom...where do you start? Music teachers have been utilising iPads since they were first released in 2010. While many purchased their first iPad with a view to using it as a digital sheet music reading

MTT67: Create your own teaching resources with Christopher Russell part 2

By |2018-10-23T09:05:18+00:00September 18th, 2018|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): This is part 2 of my interview with middle school choir director Christopher Russell, from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota, who describes himself as a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program.   If you haven’t already listened to part

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

MTT66: Create your own teaching resources with Christopher Russell part 1

By |2018-10-26T05:52:08+00:00September 12th, 2018|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): This is part one of two episodes in which I speak to middle school choir director Christopher Russell from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota. Chris is a great example of a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program.  Over

MTT65: The Innovative Music Tech Teaching Space with Brad Fuller part 2

By |2018-10-23T09:05:30+00:00September 4th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   This episode is part 2 of my chat with Sydney based music educator Brad Fuller (head over here to listen to part 1) and we continue our discussion about Brad’s innovative teaching space and the way he uses technology to deliver

MTT64: The Innovative Music Tech Teaching Space with Brad Fuller part 1

By |2018-10-23T09:06:24+00:00August 31st, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): When students join Brad Fuller’s ProjectRnB music program, they are greeted with “Welcome to show business…!” This episode is part 1 of my chat with Sydney based music educator Brad Fuller.   In 2012, Brad was contracted to redesign the teaching space

MTT62: Dorico Notation Software with Daniel Spreadbury

By |2018-10-23T09:06:33+00:00August 6th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

My guest is Daniel Spreadbury - who was the Senior Product Manager for Sibelius in a previous life - but for the past 6 years he has been working on the conception, design and marketing of the new professional-level scoring application Dorico.  Daniel and I discuss what it’s like to start a new software application

7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes

By |2018-10-23T09:06:38+00:00July 30th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Where do I start? That’s one of the most common questions I hear  - where do I start with technology in the music classroom? And what the options are for incorporating technology in a meaningful way? You may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices you have - which devices to purchase or which apps

Back To School: Music Tech Lessons To Excite and Engage

By |2018-08-31T11:55:00+00:00July 24th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Quick music tech lesson ideas If you’re about to get stuck into a new school year, it can be great to get started with some quick, engaging lessons.  Music tech-based activities can be effective and lots of fun!   Below are some music technology lesson plans and ideas you might like to try with your