Teacher Tech Tips

Tech tips for music teachers

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

By |2018-10-23T09:04:12+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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

MTT64: The Innovative Music Tech Teaching Space with Brad Fuller part 1

By |2018-10-23T09:06:24+00:00August 31st, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): When students join Brad Fuller’s ProjectRnB music program, they are greeted with “Welcome to show business…!” This episode is part 1 of my chat with Sydney based music educator Brad Fuller.   In 2012, Brad was contracted to redesign the teaching space

MTT63: Publishing Your Own Music Education Resources with Deborah Smith

By |2018-10-26T05:52:23+00:00August 13th, 2018|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

  Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Deborah Smith is an Australian music educator who has a very strong background in the Kodaly method and over the years she has made a name for herself as one of Australia’s leading ear-training and musicianship experts.  Deb self-publishes a

MTT62: Dorico Notation Software with Daniel Spreadbury

By |2018-10-23T09:06:33+00:00August 6th, 2018|Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

My guest is Daniel Spreadbury - who was the Senior Product Manager for Sibelius in a previous life - but for the past 6 years he has been working on the conception, design and marketing of the new professional-level scoring application Dorico.  Daniel and I discuss what it’s like to start a new software application

MTT59: Tech Issues Happen To The Best Of Us

By |2018-10-23T09:06:54+00:00July 10th, 2018|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Tech issues happen to the best of us - me included.   In the past few weeks I’ve had not one, but TWO major tech issues - both of which were beyond my control.  I managed to get through them (just!)