Teacher Tech Tips

Tech tips for music teachers

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

By |2019-09-04T23:39:53+11:00September 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+11:00July 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+11:00July 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+11:00July 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+11:00June 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+11:00May 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

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand on iOS 11 and Later

By |2019-05-05T20:15:00+11:00May 4th, 2019|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Note: this is an updated version of a post that was published in 2016. The GarageBand app on iPad and the operating system have had some changes since then, so this article is applicable to GarageBand on iOS 11 and later. Let's say you or your students

MTT76: Quick Free Screen Recordings with Loom

By |2019-10-18T21:39:41+11:00April 3rd, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): For a number of years now I’ve been using screencasting software to record my computer screen so that I can make tutorial videos, show someone how to fix something technical, provide feedback and assessment, answer a music tech question quickly, or capture

MTT75: How to Record Your iPad Screen

By |2019-03-27T01:58:00+11:00March 27th, 2019|iPads, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Learn how you can make your own iPad video tutorials for students by using the inbuilt screen record function in this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast. Links mentioned Submit your listener question! Do you have a music tech question you’d

How Do I Get Started with Macs & PCs in the Music Classroom? [Free Guide]

By |2019-10-12T00:07:01+11:00March 21st, 2019|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

How can I best utilise my Mac or PC? Where do I start? So, you’ve had your own Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer for some time and you’d like to utilise it more effectively in your teaching. Perhaps your students also have their own Macs or PCs, or you have access to a