Teacher Tech Tips

Tech tips for music teachers

MTT108: Making Teaching Videos with the Flipgrid Camera

By |2020-05-20T01:03:06+10:00May 20th, 2020|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Flipgrid is a fantastic free tool for teachers - it’s a video response platform that allows you to set an assignment for students where they will respond with a video. One of the great things about Flipgrid is the camera that you use to make videos. In this episode of the Music Tech

How To Make A Singalong Video In Flipgrid

By |2020-05-15T01:31:56+10:00May 15th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

The Flipgrid Shorts Camera is a stand-alone camera that you can use to create quick videos for your students. In this video, you'll learn how to use the Shorts Camera to make your own singalong videos showing the teacher alongside the lyrics in Flipgrid. Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers? Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe

30 Ideas for Elementary Choice Boards

By |2020-05-15T02:01:57+10:00May 9th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Katherine Miller.  Choice boards are not a new idea but they have become very popular as music teachers worldwide are trying to figure out how to best provide a music education in the virtual world.  They are a great option to provide lots of

How To Make Follow The Bouncing Ball Videos Using Flipgrid

By |2020-05-07T05:47:16+10:00May 7th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

In this video, you'll learn how to make your own "follow the bouncing ball" style singalong videos using Flipgrid. I take you step-by-step through the process, and by the end of this walk-through, you'll be able to make your own videos. You may even consider assigning this activity to your students. Enjoy! Flipgrid's

MTT106: 3 ways you can create a Music Video to Celebrate Your Student Ensembles

By |2020-05-06T04:35:53+10:00May 6th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

Have you had your school concerts cancelled? All those rehearsals and nothing to show for it :( So what can you do?  There are a few different ways you can capture all the hard work that your ensembles have put in over the past months. In this episode, I’m going to discuss three

Dear Music Teachers: You Can’t Run A Live Rehearsal Online (So Here’s What To Do Instead)

By |2020-04-21T07:00:38+10:00April 19th, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

I recently wrote a blog post with a slightly controversial title - Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video - in response to the hundreds of music teachers who would like to create one of those videos right now.  I wrote it to explain the lengthy process that’s involved

Gmail for Music Teachers: How You Can Stay Organized When Your Inbox is Overflowing

By |2020-04-01T07:30:30+11:00April 3rd, 2020|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. Now more than ever, email is an important way to communicate. Whether it’s the latest deals, keeping up with friends or work-related communication, my inboxes always seem to be full of messages! With so many messages coming in, organization is key. I

Dear Music Teachers: Please Stop Asking How To Create A Virtual Choir Video

By |2020-03-24T09:23:28+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Elementary Ideas, Middle and High School Ideas, Teacher Tech Tips|

Right now, I’m a member of a number of music teacher Facebook groups and everyone is scrambling to move their teaching to an online format. At least 5 times per day - and often within the same Facebook group - I see the following question: “Does anyone know how to create one of those Eric

Interactive Manipulatives in Google Slides: Make Custom Learning Tools For Your Music Students

By |2020-03-21T04:04:49+11:00March 21st, 2020|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Teacher Tech Tips|

This is a guest post by one of our blog writers, Sarah Joncas. There are so many uses for Google Slides in the classroom. I wrote about some of them in a previous Midnight Music blog post, and Katie wrote about using Google Slides to create teaching resources here. Today we’ll look at how to

MTT105: Tips for creating effective teaching videos that your students will WANT to watch

By |2020-03-18T03:40:07+11:00March 18th, 2020|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast, Teacher Tech Tips|

This episode is a follow-on from episode 104 where I shared 5 important tech tools to consider for teaching remotely.  Today I want to share some specific tips for creating teaching videos. Being able to create short, effective teaching videos is an important skill to have and it’s become even more important now