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Music Tech Teacher podcast episodes and announcements

MTT 28: Teaching Music In An Exclusively Digital School with Matt Ferrante

By | 2017-08-09T10:06:40+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode My guest today is Matt Ferrante - a music tech teacher from the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy - a STEM school where the motto is "Dream. Discover. Design." They have a relatively unique digital-only arts program which means there is no band or chorus or even a stage. Listen to the episode [...]

MTT26: Student-Centered Learning in Choir using Chromebooks and iPads with Karla McClain

By | 2017-08-04T06:22:05+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Karla McClain uses technology - in particular iPads and Chromebooks - with her choir students to encourage creativity and to improve music literacy skills in her student-centered classes.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Tenuto app for iPad and [...]

MTT25 – Helping teens find identity through musical creativity with Richard McCready

By | 2017-07-19T15:26:12+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode I'm joined by Richard McCready, who runs a popular music tech course for senior students at River Hill High School. He talks about his students' composition-based projects and the online publishing process they use to share work.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and [...]

MTT24: Composing Movie Soundtracks – Your Questions Answered

By | 2017-07-11T14:27:01+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

  Composing movie soundtracks - or film scoring - has always been a hugely popular topic with students and teachers alike, but there are always questions around where to find movies, what to do if there is a soundtrack already, which software to use and how to approach the topic with students. I answer those [...]

MTT23: Coding in the Music Classroom with Josh Emanuel

By | 2017-07-05T13:54:12+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Middle school teacher Josh Emanuel from New York has been running engaging music and coding classes using Scratch software and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Josh shares his lessons, student responses and some tips.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned [...]

MTT22: Project Based Learning and Using Video In Teaching with George Hess

By | 2017-06-27T08:14:47+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

George Hess has been teaching music tech to tertiary students for more than 25 years in the USA and also in Singapore. We talk about his experience with project based learning and using video to enhance student learning.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links [...]

MTT21: Speed up student learning and assessment with Smartmusic

By | 2017-06-24T07:20:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|General, Podcast|

  I chat to Fred Flowerday of MakeMusic and we take a behind-the-scenes look at the new SmartMusic - the widely-used online repertoire and practice tool that speeds up student learning and assessment.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned   SmartMusic - you [...]

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By | 2017-06-14T22:37:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the [...]

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MTT19: Teaching Music Through Composition with Barbara Freedman

By | 2017-06-07T11:19:24+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

In this episode: Barbara Freedman has been teaching electronic music, composition and audio engineering at Greenwich High School since 2001.  She is a leading voice in the music technology in education field and runs professional development courses and has presented at many conferences throughout the world. In 2013 her book - Teaching Music Through Composition [...]

MTT18: Collaboration, Assessment and Digital Portfolios in Elementary Music – with Amy Burns

By | 2017-05-23T13:07:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources, Podcast|

In this episode: Today I welcome elementary music teacher Amy Burns to the Music Tech Teacher podcast.  Amy teaches at Far Hills Country Day School in New Jersey and is a popular music educator who presents regularly at conferences.  In this episode Amy talks about her current favourite tech tools for student collaboration, assessment and digital portfolios. [...]