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Tech tips for music teachers

MTT89: The 2 Software Applications All Music Teachers Should Know

By |2019-09-18T03:48:44+10:00September 18th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Welcome to another episode in our Back to Basics month. Today I’ll be talking about the two software applications that I think every music teacher should know how to use. The ones I’m referring to are music apps and they are both SO useful in many, many ways: for you to use as

5 Awesome Sites That Can Help Music Teachers Learn the Basics of Google Classroom

By |2019-09-14T23:47:14+10:00September 14th, 2019|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

Many schools are “going Google” and using the Google suite of educational tools for educators and students. Google Classroom is a great tool to use for communication and collaboration, but learning its full potential can take some time. If you feel like you have some holes in your knowledge, it can be useful to look

MTT88: Best Microphone Options for Music Teachers

By |2019-09-11T04:40:06+10:00September 11th, 2019|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I talk about the best microphones for simple classroom recordings, mics for students to use, and mics for your own teaching purposes. Further reading and listening MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to useRecording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple

Which Microphones Should I Buy For My Music Classroom?

By |2019-09-06T03:56:59+10:00September 6th, 2019|Teacher Tech Tips|

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which will earn me a very small commission (at no extra cost to you!). These are all quality products that I recommend and any commissions earned go back into supporting the upkeep of this site. Have you ever been curious about purchasing microphones for

MTT87: What’s the Difference Between Audio and MIDI Files? Everything You Need to Know

By |2019-09-04T23:39:53+10:00September 4th, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is Back to Basics and today we’re kicking off back to basics month with an episode about the differences between audio and MIDI files. In this episode I cover what are they, the differences between them, when to use them and the unique

3 Benefits of Being a Google Certified Educator as a Music Teacher

By |2019-07-26T05:22:56+10:00July 26th, 2019|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. There are many benefits to becoming a Google Certified Educator. For music teachers, the Google Certified Educator program offers relevant professional development. It also helps teachers gain new technology knowledge and apply that knowledge to their own teaching context.  The Google Certified

MTT81: Free Music Tech Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

By |2019-07-12T02:19:59+10:00July 12th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Our theme for this month on the blog and podcast is holiday PD for teachers AND back to school ideas since most of you in the northern hemisphere are on your extended summer break. I know many of you use this time to do some professional development and start to gather ideas for

MTT80: What I Learnt at ISTE 2019

By |2019-07-12T01:55:07+10:00July 9th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Recently, I was a presenter at the  International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2019 conference. In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I share some of my highlights from the conference. Links mentioned in this episode ISTE website ISTE conference 2020 Program from ISTE19 conference Let’s Get Digital: The 10 Best Data and

MTT77: Music Tech News and Updates

By |2019-06-08T05:24:48+10:00June 8th, 2019|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): We’re back with another episode of the Music Tech Teacher podcast. We’ve had a bit of a break recently and I wanted to catch everyone up on what’s been going on at Midnight Music recently, some special events that are coming along

Top Tips for Running Successful Music Tech Lessons & How to Avoid Disasters!

By |2019-05-10T23:00:43+10:00May 10th, 2019|General, Teacher Tech Tips|

Introduction Things I’ve learnt…. Over the years, I’ve discovered a few ways to ensure the smooth running of lessons, workshops and presentations that involve technology. One of the biggest fears about technology is that things will go wrong - and they definitely can do.  It’s happened to me MANY times, but I’ve developed a few