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Tech tips for music teachers

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

Custom Cursors For Your Play-Along Videos, Remote Learning Lessons and More

By |2020-12-11T08:27:43+11:00December 11th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

Custom Cursor is a Chrome extension that allows you to change your mouse pointer into a little picture. This makes your cursor more prominent when sharing your screen with students in class or while teaching remotely. Custom Cursor can also work well as a conducting pointer for singalong or play-along activities. In this music tech

Among Us: Bringing the Popular Game into the Music Classroom

By |2020-12-05T07:54:07+11:00December 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our teacher authors, Katrina Proctor. Katrina is also the Content Manager at Midnight Music. Among Us has officially taken the world by storm. If you’re a teacher in the late elementary-high school classroom right now, odds are good that you might already be familiar with lots of

Midnight Music’s Body Percussion Clipart Library

By |2020-12-05T06:50:12+11:00December 5th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

I've been using the online graphic design tool Canva for a long time now and a few months ago I thought it might be good to create a set of body percussion images that can be used for playalong videos and other teaching resources. The good thing about Canva is that it includes a huge

Tech Games in the Music Classroom

By |2020-11-26T06:18:51+11:00November 27th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Students love learning through games! There are many technology-based games which can be used in the music classroom to engage students in learning about and making music. Games are an engaging activity for students, whether they’re learning at school or at home.

MTT123: 10 Useful Chrome Extensions

By |2020-11-25T09:06:53+11:00November 25th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Chrome browser extensions can add functionality, allow you to access tech tools and features and increase your productivity. Here are 10 of my most frequently used Chrome extensions. Are your favourites on the list? 10 Useful Chrome Extensions:  LoomLastpassBitmojiColorzillaGiphyCustom CursorYiNoteKamiTab ResizeTranspose Other links and resources Sign up for our December webinar: https://midnightmusic.com.au/freewebinarVideo Creation

MTT122: Engage Your Music Students with Digital Badging

By |2020-11-18T02:03:34+11:00November 18th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode, I’m going to talk about digital badging in the music classroom. Digital badging is something you might want to consider if you’re interested in increasing engagement with your students. I know many of you have struggled with that this year - particularly when teaching remotely. Links and resources: Watch the

Learning Management System (LMS) Considerations for Music Teachers

By |2020-11-14T07:04:30+11:00November 14th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. As we get back to school, many of us will be teaching with online tools, at least some of the time. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are tools that allow teachers to provide content, collect student work, and give feedback online.  There are

MTT121: Two Free Rhythm Reading Tech Tools

By |2020-11-10T03:50:50+11:00November 10th, 2020|Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this episode, I have two free rhythm reading tech tools to share with you - both of which were included in my Ultimate Guide To Free Music Tech Resources which is published once a year. Links and resources: Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2020/21Note image generator The Rhythm RandomizerThe Rhythm TrainerGroove Pizza Coming

Curating Videos for Virtual Learning

By |2020-11-07T03:37:37+11:00November 7th, 2020|Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Videos can be a fabulous tool for virtual learning. There’s a long history of educational videos helping kids learn. By curating videos already available online, teachers can provide exposure to many types of music in a time-efficient manner. Any music teacher can

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