Middle and High School Ideas

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

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

Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

By |2020-03-24T09:23:28+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Right now, I’m a member of a number of music teacher Facebook groups and everyone is scrambling to move their teaching to an online format. At least 5 times per day - and often within the same Facebook group - I see the following question: “Does anyone know how to create one of those Eric

MTT105: Tips for creating effective teaching videos that your students will WANT to watch

By |2020-03-18T03:40:07+11:00March 18th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

This episode is a follow-on from episode 104 where I shared 5 important tech tools to consider for teaching remotely.  Today I want to share some specific tips for creating teaching videos. Being able to create short, effective teaching videos is an important skill to have and it’s become even more important now

MTT104: Teaching online due to school closures? Here are the 5 Tech Tools you Should Consider

By |2020-03-12T05:45:36+11:00March 12th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

This episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast is going to be a little different and we’re going to take an unscheduled break from our theme of the month. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, there are a number of schools that have closed indefinitely and many other schools are preparing for possible

MTT103: 6 Fun Student Assignments Using Canva

By |2020-02-26T00:45:03+11:00February 26th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We are continuing with our Canva-themed month! Canva is a fantastic graphic design software tool that is free to use. I’ve been talking about the ways you can use it as a teacher to create your own teaching materials, but it also works really well for student assignments. Instead of giving students a

8 Creative Canva Projects You Can Do WITH Your Students in the Classroom

By |2020-02-01T01:22:17+11:00January 24th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

The theme of this month and next month on this blog is all about creating teaching resources, but this week - we thought we’d do a fun twist and focus on projects that you can do using Canva WITH your students in the classroom. But first things first: if you’re not familiar with Canva, Canva

25+ Ways to Use Canva to Create Teaching Resources

By |2020-02-01T01:24:33+11:00January 18th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller. Introduction Being a teacher encompasses so many different skills. Some skills are taught and practiced in our pre-service work while others we have to figure out once we are deep in the trenches of student learning.  One of the skills that didn’t

5 of the Best Free & Paid Tools for Creating Classroom Teaching Resources

By |2020-02-01T01:25:59+11:00January 11th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Anybody else secretly love making fancy teaching resources?  I can’t speak for everyone else but I could honestly spend hours getting lost in creating classroom resources such as worksheets, posters, graphic organizers and anything else I can come up with!  Here are some examples of things I’ve been able to create using these tools! Teddy

Music Teachers: How To Set Up Your First Escape Room

By |2020-02-04T22:49:41+11:00January 4th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Looking for something fun to do with your students? The “escape room” concept has become very popular in recent years - both in education and IRL (in real life…!). Escape rooms make introducing topics, reinforcing learning and teaching concepts engaging and fun for students. And who doesn’t want that in their classes? What is an