Teacher Tech Tips

Tech tips for music teachers

How Do I Get Started With Interactive Whiteboards In The Music Classroom? [Free Guide]

By |2018-11-03T03:10:52+10:00November 3rd, 2018|Interactive Whiteboards, Teacher Tech Tips|

What exactly does an IWB do? What’s so special? It’s a fancy presentation tool At its heart, an interactive whiteboard (IWB) is simply a fancy presentation tool. Great things: It allows you to get out from behind a desk when teaching your class It usually comes with interactive presentation software which you can use to

MTT71: Supercharge Your Practice Sessions with Modacity

By |2018-11-04T03:28:48+10:00October 30th, 2018|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Marc Gelfo is the Co-Founder & CEO of Modacity - an app that aims to help musicians use their practice time efficiently and effectively.   In this episode of The Music Tech Teacher Podcast, Marc and I discuss how Modacity works, what

MTT70: Book Reviews and Collaborative Composing with Katie Miller

By |2018-11-04T03:27:57+10:00October 23rd, 2018|iPads, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Katie Miller, a K-5 music teacher at Hadfield School in Wisconsin, has had some great success running tech-based projects with her elementary students. Recent favourites include digital book reviews in which she showed students how to create soundtracks using GarageBand and

MTT69: How to Make Lyric Videos Using Powerpoint or Keynote

By |2018-12-13T15:46:38+10:00October 18th, 2018|Macs and PCs, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Lyric videos Teaching songs with lyric videos Lyric videos that have lyrics that show up line-by-line in time to an audio track can be a useful tool in teaching students songs and helping them to learn lyrics by heart.  They are not

How Do I Get Started With Chromebooks In Music Education? [Free Guide]

By |2018-10-23T09:04:12+10:00October 4th, 2018|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

What’s the deal with Chromebooks? What makes Chromebooks different? So, you’ve discovered that your school has decided to roll out Chromebooks to students. How can they be used in your music classroom? What exactly can you do on a Chromebook anyway? Chromebooks are laptops that are a little...well...different. They are inexpensive to purchase, they are

How Do I Get Started With iPads In Music Education? [Free Guide]

By |2018-10-03T10:02:51+10:00October 3rd, 2018|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

So, I have this iPad Where do I start? So, you’ve been given some iPads to use in your music classroom...where do you start? Music teachers have been utilising iPads since they were first released in 2010. While many purchased their first iPad with a view to using it as a digital sheet music reading

MTT68: How to Write an Online Course with Shawna Longo

By |2018-10-23T09:05:10+10:00September 25th, 2018|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Today we welcome back Shawna Longo - a music educator from New Jersey - for the third time.  Shawna has just finished creating a full online course for Music First and I thought it would be great to have her on to

MTT67: Create your own teaching resources with Christopher Russell part 2

By |2018-10-23T09:05:18+10:00September 18th, 2018|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): This is part 2 of my interview with middle school choir director Christopher Russell, from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota, who describes himself as a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program.   If you haven’t already listened to part

MTT66: Create your own teaching resources with Christopher Russell part 1

By |2018-10-26T05:52:08+10:00September 12th, 2018|iPads, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): This is part one of two episodes in which I speak to middle school choir director Christopher Russell from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota. Chris is a great example of a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program.  Over

MTT65: The Innovative Music Tech Teaching Space with Brad Fuller part 2

By |2018-10-23T09:05:30+10:00September 4th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   This episode is part 2 of my chat with Sydney based music educator Brad Fuller (head over here to listen to part 1) and we continue our discussion about Brad’s innovative teaching space and the way he uses technology to deliver