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Tech tips for music teachers

Tech Games in the Music Classroom

By |2020-11-26T06:18:51+11:00November 27th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Students love learning through games! There are many technology-based games which can be used in the music classroom to engage students in learning about and making music. Games are an engaging activity for students, whether they’re learning at school or at home.

MTT123: 10 Useful Chrome Extensions

By |2020-11-25T09:06:53+11:00November 25th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Chrome browser extensions can add functionality, allow you to access tech tools and features and increase your productivity. Here are 10 of my most frequently used Chrome extensions. Are your favourites on the list? 10 Useful Chrome Extensions:  LoomLastpassBitmojiColorzillaGiphyCustom CursorYiNoteKamiTab ResizeTranspose Other links and resources Sign up for our December webinar: https://midnightmusic.com.au/freewebinarVideo Creation

MTT122: Engage Your Music Students with Digital Badging

By |2020-11-18T02:03:34+11:00November 18th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode, I’m going to talk about digital badging in the music classroom. Digital badging is something you might want to consider if you’re interested in increasing engagement with your students. I know many of you have struggled with that this year - particularly when teaching remotely. Links and resources: Watch the

Learning Management System (LMS) Considerations for Music Teachers

By |2020-11-14T07:04:30+11:00November 14th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. As we get back to school, many of us will be teaching with online tools, at least some of the time. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are tools that allow teachers to provide content, collect student work, and give feedback online.  There are

MTT121: Two Free Rhythm Reading Tech Tools

By |2020-11-10T03:50:50+11:00November 10th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode, I have two free rhythm reading tech tools to share with you - both of which were included in my Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources which is published once a year. Links and resources: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2020/21Note image generator The Rhythm RandomizerThe Rhythm TrainerGroove Pizza Coming

Curating Videos for Virtual Learning

By |2020-11-07T03:37:37+11:00November 7th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Videos can be a fabulous tool for virtual learning. There’s a long history of educational videos helping kids learn. By curating videos already available online, teachers can provide exposure to many types of music in a time-efficient manner. Any music teacher can

Collaborative Composing with Flat.io

By |2020-10-31T04:59:59+11:00October 31st, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. If you like Google Docs and music notation software, you’ll love Flat.io! Flat.io (also referred to as, ‘Flat’) is an awesome tech tool for creating web-based, collaborative music notation. In other words, Flat.io lets you compose with friends from around the world.

MTT120: Tips for Setting up your Workspace at Home with Barbara Freedman

By |2020-10-26T23:48:13+11:00October 26th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode I talk with my good friend Barbara Freedman - author of Teaching Music Through Composition - A Curriculum Using Technology (published by Oxford University Press) and all-round music technology legend - about setting up your workspace and leveling up the gear you use to deliver your lessons and create teaching

10 Awesome Play-Along Videos to use with your Students for Halloween

By |2020-10-24T04:58:21+11:00October 24th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. Katrina is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. What are play-along videos?  Play-along videos are an easy way for students to energetically participate in their own music learning through active performance. Not only are play-along videos more engaging for most students

Music Teachers Using Google Sites: 6 Effective Examples

By |2020-10-15T01:36:01+11:00October 15th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. I have been seeing so many educators on social media talking about Google Sites! From cute fonts to creative buttons to help students find information pertinent to their learning, my feeds have been full of ideas and inspiration. Despite its recent popularity, Google Sites is not a new

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