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Tech tips for music teachers

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

Social Media is the New Concert Hall: Get You (And Your Students) Out To Play

By |2020-05-30T07:16:13+10:00May 30th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. For many of us, performing in a traditional concert hall just isn’t possible right now. Whether it’s a lockdown, stay-home order, or simply a request that we practice social distancing, worldwide pandemics are not conducive to the traditional concert experience. But music

MTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1: Bingo

By |2020-05-27T05:12:13+10:00May 27th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Looking for music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way? There are a number of free websites that let you create your own puzzles super-fast. In the next few podcast episodes, I’ll introduce you to a few of my favourites, starting today with the flexible

7 Choice Board Examples for Elementary Music Teachers

By |2020-05-23T04:46:54+10:00May 23rd, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  I have been lucky enough to have a job where I worked closely with other music specialists which changed my teaching practice. With colleagues, I was able to grow and learn to the benefit of the students in my classroom.  When I

MTT108: Making Teaching Videos with the Flipgrid Camera

By |2020-05-20T01:03:06+10:00May 20th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Flipgrid is a fantastic free tool for teachers - it’s a video response platform that allows you to set an assignment for students where they will respond with a video. One of the great things about Flipgrid is the camera that you use to make videos. In this episode of the Music Tech

How To Make A Singalong Video In Flipgrid

By |2020-05-15T01:31:56+10:00May 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

The Flipgrid Shorts Camera is a stand-alone camera that you can use to create quick videos for your students. In this video, you'll learn how to use the Shorts Camera to make your own singalong videos showing the teacher alongside the lyrics in Flipgrid. Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers? Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe

30 Ideas for Elementary Choice Boards

By |2020-05-15T02:01:57+10:00May 9th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Choice boards are not a new idea but they have become very popular as music teachers worldwide are trying to figure out how to best provide a music education in the virtual world.  They are a great option to provide lots of

How To Make Follow The Bouncing Ball Videos Using Flipgrid

By |2020-05-07T05:47:16+10:00May 7th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this video, you'll learn how to make your own "follow the bouncing ball" style singalong videos using Flipgrid. I take you step-by-step through the process, and by the end of this walk-through, you'll be able to make your own videos. You may even consider assigning this activity to your students. Enjoy! Flipgrid's

MTT106: 3 ways you can create a Music Video to Celebrate Your Student Ensembles

By |2020-05-06T04:35:53+10:00May 6th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Have you had your school concerts cancelled? All those rehearsals and nothing to show for it :( So what can you do?  There are a few different ways you can capture all the hard work that your ensembles have put in over the past months. In this episode, I’m going to discuss three

Dear Music Teachers: You Can’t Run A Live Rehearsal Online (So Here’s What To Do Instead)

By |2020-04-21T07:00:38+10:00April 19th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

I recently wrote a blog post with a slightly controversial title - Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video - in response to the hundreds of music teachers who would like to create one of those videos right now.  I wrote it to explain the lengthy process that’s involved