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Tech tips for music teachers

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

Interactive Manipulatives in Google Slides: Make Custom Learning Tools For Your Music Students

By |2020-03-21T04:04:49+11:00March 21st, 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. There are so many uses for Google Slides in the classroom. I wrote about some of them in a previous Midnight Music blog post, and Katie wrote about using Google Slides to create teaching resources here. Today we’ll look at how to

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

5 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Music Classroom

By |2020-03-06T22:46:47+11:00March 6th, 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. Google Forms is a fantastic tool for teachers to use. There are so many ways to use Google Forms in the classroom with students of all ages. Whether it’s an automatically graded quiz, sign-ups for a club, a self-reflection, or a survey,

How to Use Canva to Merge Technology Standards and Content Standards

By |2020-02-29T07:10:59+11:00February 29th, 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. Technology is in our student’s everyday life. It may even be hard for many of them to imagine a time when it wasn’t that way even though many of us cannot relate. In fact, I can remember when technology was a class

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

How to Use Canva to Create Your Teachers Pay Teachers Products and Store

By |2020-02-25T05:15:54+11:00February 25th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

Teachers Pay Teachers (or TPT) strives to help educators by providing a space to buy and sell original educational resources. Whether across the city, state, country, continent or world, we can recognize there is something special about using resources created by teachers who understand what works in a classroom.  You, too, have this special something

Our Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Canva for Teachers

By |2020-02-15T06:42:55+11:00February 15th, 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. Introduction Canva is a design website that helps you create amazing classroom resources with ease. There are so many ways to use Canva in your classroom. Check them out by visiting our recent blog post: 25+ Ways to Use Canva to Create

MTT102: 12 Canva Project Ideas For Teachers

By |2020-02-12T01:02:31+11:00February 12th, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode we’re continuing with our Canva theme for the month and I’m going to share 12 different ways that you can use Canva for your own needs as a teacher. Links and resources YouTube updates:Features affected by changes Update for Creators Join the waitlist: “Create Beautiful Teaching Resources, Fast” Online Course25+ Ways to