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Tech tips for music teachers

Blooket: A New Take on Trivia and Review Games

By |2021-02-26T07:26:21+11:00February 26th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. If you are like me, you are always looking for new ways to increase student engagement! In my elementary music room, I love to include many ways to experience music at the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Creating, performing, composing, that is a music teacher’s jam. Plus,

Making Simple Playalong Videos With Google Slides and Loom

By |2021-02-19T10:23:40+11:00February 18th, 2021|Teacher Tech Tips|

Background: For the past few weeks, a number of the members of my Midnight Music Community have been working through the various modules of the new Video Creation For Music Teachers course.  The course has 5 modules - each covering a different aspect of creating teaching videos: Module 1: effective tutorial videosModule 2: simple playalong

How To Find Legal Music For Video Projects

By |2021-02-11T06:14:02+11:00February 12th, 2021|Teacher Tech Tips|

If you are creating videos which include music and intending to share them online, you will need to find audio tracks that you are legally permitted to use. There are lots of great copyright-free, royalty-free and Creative Commons licensed tracks available for use by creators.  Terminology It’s useful to have an understanding of some of

4 Ways to Add Notation in Your Presentation Slides

By |2021-02-04T06:24:14+11:00February 5th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. It was not until I was teaching completely online that I realized how important digital content design was to my students’ success.  When I was not with them to help complete work I noticed students asking a lot of questions about the way I was presenting and

QR Codes in the Music Classroom

By |2021-01-29T00:53:29+11:00January 29th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by Katherine Miller. QR codes have so many different purposes in our lives. This type of matrix barcode can hold any type of information from grocery sales to recorded performances. It literally means, “quick response” which makes them a perfect fit for any classroom. I first came across activities that

How to Record Your Screen & Make It Sound Good

By |2021-01-22T06:58:40+11:00January 22nd, 2021|Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introducing Video Creation for Music Teachers Course To learn more about this course specifically for music teachers which covers in-depth training on creating professional tutorial videos, rehearsal/play-along videos, virtual ensemble performance videos and SO much more, click here! Recording Your Screen: Two Types of Audio There are two types of audio that you

Introducing: Video Creation for Music Teachers & Loom Shortcuts

By |2021-01-15T09:34:52+11:00January 15th, 2021|Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

About Video Creation for Music Teachers: About Video Creation for Music Teachers: Visit the Official Video Creation for Music Teachers Page Loom: Favorite Shortcuts Desktop App: If you would like to override or double-check what shortcuts you have set, you can do this by opening your Loom app, clicking Preferences, then selecting the Shortcuts tab.  Chrome Extension: If you would like

Counting Down Midnight Music’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2020

By |2021-01-07T10:33:07+11:00January 8th, 2021|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

2020 was quite the year, but I am so incredibly proud of all of the progress teachers across the globe made towards integrating technology into their music teaching. It is incredibly humbling for me to see how lucky the students of the world are to learn from all of you. Thank you for your determination

Counting Down Midnight Music’s Top 10 Posts of 2020

By |2021-01-01T08:28:46+11:00January 1st, 2021|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

A note to teachers:  Wow! 2020 was a crazy year. I know most of us would like to move forward and never look back, but I think it’s important to remember all of the incredible things teachers did together. There were more than several times that I know many of you wanted to throw in

MTT124: Creating Playalong Videos with Cameron Moten of Elementary Groove Tracks

By |2020-12-15T06:31:09+11:00December 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Today I’m excited to bring you an interview with Cameron Moten of Elementary Groove Tracks. Cameron makes excellent, high quality playalong videos for elementary students and they have become VERY popular with teachers, especially over the past few months while many have been working remotely, in a hybrid situation, on a cart or

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