Middle and High School Ideas

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

MTT83: How to Create Awesome Teaching Resources using PowerPoint, Keynote or Slides

By |2019-07-24T03:11:23+11:00July 24th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

We’re continuing with our theme for this month on the blog and podcast which is holiday PD for teachers AND back to school ideas to tie in with extended summer break that’s happening right now in the northern hemisphere. In the previous episodes for this month I shared some free online music tech

6 Free Music Tech Webinars for Teachers on Holiday (Get Your PD Certificates!)

By |2019-07-20T05:28:17+11:00July 20th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Our theme for this month is on the blog and podcast is holiday professional development for teachers since many of you in the northern hemisphere are currently on your summer break and might have some free time on your hands! So we thought we would put together a little list of some fun and free

MTT82: Must-Read Music Tech Books for the Holidays

By |2019-07-19T01:00:00+11:00July 18th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

Our theme for this month is on the blog and podcast is holiday professional development for teachers AND back to school ideas since most of you in the northern hemisphere are on your extended summer break. In the previous episode - number 81 - I shared some free online professional development opportunities that

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

By |2019-07-15T22:40:45+11:00July 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,

Free Checklist – How to Record a Song in GarageBand on iPad

By |2019-06-07T20:21:40+11:00June 7th, 2019|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

Working in GarageBand with your students can be fun and rewarding, but it can also feel overwhelming if you're not sure what steps to take. To make things much easier for you and your students, I've created a checklist to help you go through the process step-by-step. 1. Choose your song Cover song?Original?

10 Ways Google Slides Helps My Students Build Music Literacy

By |2019-05-31T02:50:14+11:00May 22nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas! It is not always strictly musical technology that helps students learn effectively in music class! One of the most powerful technology tools I use in my classroom is the versatile Google Slides. Google Slides is an online slide deck creation tool that

15 Youtube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for Music Teachers

By |2019-05-22T02:38:24+11:00May 17th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

YouTube Play-Along Channels & Playlists for music teachers What to consider There are lots of play-along channels out there that are great for using in a classroom with students. Whether it’s playing a ukulele, recorder, boomwhackers, body percussion or even just for a bit of fun, we’ve got something for you in this list of

5 Note Naming Apps That Students Love!

By |2019-10-18T21:37:06+11:00April 11th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

5 of the best note naming apps What to consider There are lots of apps out there that will help students learn the notes of the staff, but I find myself coming back to the same ones over and over again. The best note reading apps have a range of options: you can choose levels,

60+ of the Most Popular Graduation Songs for Schools

By |2019-04-02T07:52:29+11:00April 2nd, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas|

Once again, it’s that time of year! “Does anyone have a great graduation song suggestions??” Towards the end of March (USA/Europe) and beginning of November (Australia/New Zealand) I start to see teachers ask for graduation song suggestions on Facebook and other social media channels. Although new fresh ones appear each year, some songs are perennial

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

By |2019-10-12T00:07:01+11:00March 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