Teacher Tech Tips

Tech tips for music teachers

Top Tips for Running Successful Music Tech Lessons & How to Avoid Disasters!

By |2019-05-10T23:00:43+10:00May 10th, 2019|General, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introduction Things I’ve learnt…. Over the years, I’ve discovered a few ways to ensure the smooth running of lessons, workshops and presentations that involve technology. One of the biggest fears about technology is that things will go wrong - and they definitely can do.  It’s happened to me MANY times, but I’ve developed a few

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand on iOS 11 and Later

By |2019-05-05T20:15:00+10:00May 4th, 2019|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Note: this is an updated version of a post that was published in 2016. The GarageBand app on iPad and the operating system have had some changes since then, so this article is applicable to GarageBand on iOS 11 and later. Let's say you or your students

MTT76: Quick Free Screen Recordings with Loom

By |2019-04-03T02:45:54+10:00April 3rd, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): For a number of years now I’ve been using screencasting software to record my computer screen so that I can make tutorial videos, show someone how to fix something technical, provide feedback and assessment, answer a music tech question quickly, or capture

MTT75: How to Record Your iPad Screen

By |2019-03-27T01:58:00+10:00March 27th, 2019|iPads, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Learn how you can make your own iPad video tutorials for students by using the inbuilt screen record function in this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast. Links mentioned Submit your listener question! Do you have a music tech question you’d

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

By |2019-03-21T08:00:06+10:00March 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

MTT74: Ninja Shortcuts for YouTube

By |2019-03-23T03:12:15+10:00March 19th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): YouTube - it’s a tech tool that’s used almost daily by most music teachers.   Today I’ll share some simple keyboard shortcuts that will make your YouTube use a breeze (and make you look like a total tech ninja). There are 9

How Do I Get Started with Technology in the Middle or High School Music Classroom? [Free Guide]

By |2018-11-27T03:00:18+10:00November 24th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introduction and important tips This is a dessert buffet - don’t get sick! My friend and fellow educator Amy Burns - an elementary music teacher in New Jersey - frequently starts a workshop by saying “We’re going to cover a lot of things here today. Please think of this as a dessert buffet:  if you

How Do I Get Started With Technology In The Elementary Music Classroom? [Free Guide]

By |2018-11-16T03:14:12+10:00November 14th, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introduction and important tips This is a dessert buffet - don’t get sick! My friend and fellow educator Amy Burns - an elementary music teacher in New Jersey - frequently starts a workshop by saying “We’re going to cover a lot of things here today. Please think of this as a dessert buffet:  if you

MTT73: Create Music on Any Device for Free with Bandlab

By |2018-11-13T05:47:59+10:00November 13th, 2018|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Discover the free, “works-on-any-device” online digital audio workstation Bandlab. Lauren Hendry Parsons is the Associate Vice President of Communications and Partnerships for Bandlab Technologies and she comes on the show to talk all things Bandlab.   Links mentioned in this episode

11 Must-Know Spotify Tips for Music Teachers

By |2018-11-07T04:29:10+10:00November 8th, 2018|Teacher Tech Tips|

Get started with Spotify Spotify is one tech tool that I use everyday without fail.  If you don’t currently use a streaming music service, I can highly recommend Spotify.  It’s permanently changed the way I access music.   To get started: Go to the Spotify website (or app) and set up a Spotify account Download