Free monthly LIVE webinar!

Join me LIVE for a free webinar especially for music teachers. Open to both Midnight Music Community members and non-members alike, a different tech topic is covered each month. There is an open Q & A session at the end where you can ask me anything music-tech related. A professional development certificate of attendance is provided. When is the next webinar? Click on the Learn More button below for the date, time and topic of the next webinar (and register!).

Free 60-90 min online training. Attendees receive a PD certificate.

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Google Forms in Music Education

Ever wanted to know how you can utilise google forms in your music teaching? Keen to discover all the clever ways you can use Forms to keep track of student progress, gather information, track attendance, set up quizzes, create escape rooms, check in with student's social emotional well-being and more?

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Digital Badging in Music Education: What, Why and How!

Have you ever been curious about what digital badging is and how it works? Awarding digital badges for achieving micro credentials is a fantastic way to motivate and engage students and it can work in ANY type of music teaching situation and with students of all ages.In this FREE live webinar, I’ll show you how to get started with digital badging: how to make your own digital badges from scratch (for free) and how to distribute badges to students. I’ll share a list of award ideas for middle school, elementary music, ensembles, studio music lessons and even for teachers themselves!

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Best Free Tech Resources For Music Teachers 2020

There are lots of free tech resources out there but which ones are the best for music teachers and for their students? In this FREE live webinar, I will show you a range of useful free tech resources - from old favourites to newly-discovered websites and apps. We’ll look at music-specific resources, but also a range of fantastic non-music-specific teaching tools you should know about.

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Best Tech Tools To Increase Engagement

So far in 2020, you’ve had a crash course in how to run a live conference call with students and how to adapt your lessons for virtual, hybrid or face-to-face learning, but you’ve reached a point where you’d like to increase participation and engagement. In this FREE live webinar, I will show you some hand-picked tech tools you can utilise to make your lessons more interactive that will work in all teaching situations.

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Flipgrid For Music Teachers Step-By-Step

Have you ever wanted to know more about the brilliant free tech tool Flipgrid? In this FREE webinar, I will run through how to get started with Flipgrid and discuss some of the fantastic things you can use it for in your music classes.

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Google Slides For Music Teachers

Google Slides is a versatile tech tool that can do much more than simply create presentations! In this FREE live webinar, I’ll show you how to use Google Slides to create fantastic teaching resources for your music classroom.

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Online Teaching Tips and Lesson Ideas for Band, Orchestra and Choir

Are you teaching online due to school closures? Wondering how to make that work effectively with your performing ensemble? In this FREE webinar, we’ll discuss tech tools, teaching approaches and lesson ideas for ensemble leaders.

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Online Teaching Tips for Studio Instrumental Teachers

New to teaching music lessons online? Wondering how to get started and what equipment you need? In this FREE webinar, we will go through everything you need, step-by-step.

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Online Lesson Ideas for Elementary and Middle School General Music

Are you teaching online due to school closures? Wondering where to start and how that’s going to work with your general music students? In this FREE webinar, we’ll discuss tech tools, teaching approaches and lesson ideas for elementary and middle school general music teachers.

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School closures? Tips and Tools for Music Teachers Teaching Remotely

In this free webinar, I discuss the types of tech you should consider as well as the helpful steps you can take before your school closes, the ways you can stay connected with students, and the importance of routines and of being flexible.

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Join the next FREE Music Tech Challenge!

Join us for the next live music tech challenge! These free challenges take place over a one-week period inside a pop-up Facebook group. You'll meet hundreds of other like-minded teachers, learn some new skills and walk away with lesson plans and other resources. Sign up at the link below.

Free 5-day challenge. Downloadable resources provided

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7 Easy Ways To Use Tech In Your Music Class

Not sure where to start with technology? Overwhelmed by the options? Worried that students know more than you do? In this FREE online training session, Katie will will show you a range of simple tech ideas you can try in your music classes. Discover fun, creative songwriting and composition tools, options for making your own engaging quizzes (that you don’t need to mark yourself!), ways to utilise video and how to create an interactive “musical” wall display. Technophobes are welcome!

Free 60 min training. PD certificate provided

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9 iPad Apps Music Teachers Love and How To Use Them

Since the evolution of the iPad, thousands of music apps have been launched. How do you choose which ones to use? Which apps have stood the test of time and are the most versatile or useful for music educators? During this FREE online training, Katie will share her favourite apps for for creativity, composition, notation, music literacy, transposition, playback, formative assessment and digital portfolios. We’ll also discuss lesson ideas for each app that can be used with a range of student ages.

Free 75 min training. PD certificate provided

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Music Tech Curriculum Ideas For Middle School

Do you teach at a school with 1:1 devices, or have access to multiple devices for students to use in music class? Wondering how you can use those devices in a creative and meaningful way? Katie will share her favorite engaging lesson and unit ideas that you can use to build a middle school music tech curriculum. We’ll look at video game composition, film scoring, creating audio storybooks, how to make multitrack split screen videos, songwriting, podcasting, live looping and a few more!

Free 75 min training. PD certificate provided

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Music Tech Lessons for Chromebooks, BYOD and Mixed Devices

If you’re at a school with a combination of devices - Macs, PCs, iPads and Android devices - or a school that has just rolled out Chromebooks to students, you might be wondering which music apps or software you can use. What are the options for recording, composing, notation, remixing and reinforcing the elements of music? Are there alternatives for the software like Sibelius, Finale, GarageBand, Mixcraft or Audacity that you’ve used in the past? This online training will cover ideas for music tech lessons that use online software and interactive websites that can be accessed by a variety of devices. We’ll look at some free options and also a range of the best paid software options.

Free 60 min training. PD certificate provided

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Create Your Own Awesome Teaching Resources

Have you always wanted to create your own Awesome Teaching Resources? Overwhelmed by the options? Not sure what software to use? In this FREE online training session, Katie will show you a range of simple resource creation ideas you can easily do yourself. Discover the essential skills you need in order to be creating your own resources in no time. Technophobes are welcome!

Free 70 min training. PD certificate provided

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How to Create An Interactive Wall Display For Your Music Classroom (Make Your Own QR Codes)

Create your own “singing wall”! Learn how you can use QR codes to create interactive displays that include audio, video and other links. Learn which devices, apps and websites you need (tip: you already have them all) and the simple step-by-step process for creating your interactive display. The only skills you need are copy, paste and print! Features lots of examples for the music classroom: posters that sing, paintings that play music and word walls that talk. Includes free downloadable notes booklet.

Free 50 min training. PD certificate provided

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iPads and Music Education: Getting Started

Getting started with iPads in music education? During this mini email course, you'll discover ways you can use a single iPad, explore hands-on project ideas for multiple iPads, receive full-length step-by-step lessons and learn how to display your iPad on a data projector. The course is delivered straight to your email inbox over 4 weeks.

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