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MTT112: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 4: Digital Jigsaws

By |2020-08-05T06:45:55+10:00August 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

We’re going to wind up our series on DIY music puzzles and games today with the final episode in the series. This one is all about creating your own digital jigsaw puzzles that students can complete online. Links and resources: Jigsaw Planet Word Search Labs Bingo Baker Crossword LabsMTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1:

Stop! Collaborate! And, Listen! Using SAMR in the Elementary Music Classroom

By |2020-08-01T06:54:15+10:00August 1st, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller and Alison Capelle As educators we are all very different. We have different experiences, expertises and comfort levels, especially when dealing with technology! Although many school districts across the world are still deciding how school will look in the upcoming year, technology will probably be part of

Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2020/21

By |2020-07-18T05:01:37+10:00July 18th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

NEW EDITION 2020/21 Each year I put together a list of free music tech resources – websites, software, and more – that you can use in your music classroom. The latest version of the Ultimate Free Music Technology Resources Guide is out now! So what’s new? There are over 50 new listings in this year’s

8 Tips for Using Google Keep for Music Teachers

By |2020-07-11T05:07:52+10:00July 11th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  During these unprecedented times, the lines between home and work can be a little blurrier. Music teachers might be more used to this then others as we often hold rehearsals before and after school, performances on night and weekends, and have to

Expert Tips for Sharing Your Google Docs With Other Music Teachers

By |2020-07-04T03:01:25+10:00July 4th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. With so much teaching and learning being online right now, Google Docs has become an even more useful tool for music teachers. Google Docs is a web-based word processing tool. Google Docs are shared in a user’s Google Drive, which allows for

Choice Board Templates For Music Teachers

By |2020-06-27T05:31:26+10:00June 27th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  It is easy to see why choice boards have gained popularity in music education. Besides all of the benefits choice boards have for student learning, there are also so many ideas out there from other music educators to help ease the strain

How to Create Simple Teaching Videos

By |2020-06-20T04:12:54+10:00June 20th, 2020|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Distance learning has forced many teachers to figure out how to teach in a new virtual environment very quickly. One of the best ways to teach music from a distance is to create simple teaching videos that students can watch. In a

6 Reasons for Caution with all Those Free Music Apps and Websites

By |2020-06-12T05:49:28+10:00June 12th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Most music teachers are teaching online right now. Many music educational technology companies are offering their apps, paid subscriptions, and other features to educators for free right now.  This can be a great thing, as it allows teachers to see the variety

MTT111: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 3: Word Search

By |2020-06-10T05:27:06+10:00June 10th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this third episode of the series I walk you through how to make your own word search puzzles that can be completed digitally, or printed out. Links

MTT110: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 2: Crosswords

By |2020-06-03T05:43:19+10:00June 3rd, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this second episode of the series, I walk you through how to make your own digital and printable crossword puzzles. Links and resources: 8 Awesome Reasons to