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The Music Tech Teacher Podcast
34 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
MTT128 Listener Questions Part 2
This episode features a collection of questions from music teachers all around the world. Access the full blog post and show notes here: https://midnightmusic.com.au/128
33 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
MTT127: Listener Questions Part 1
This episode features a collection of frequently asked questions from music teachers around the world. Access the full blog post and show notes here: https://midnightmusic.com.au/127
36 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
MTT126: How to make simple playalong videos with Google Slides and Loom MTT126: How to make simple playalong videos with Google Slides and Loom MTT126: How to make simple playalong videos with Google Slides and Loom
Back in January I launched a new course inside my Midnight Music Community called Video Creation for Music Teachers. In the 5-module course, two of the modules cover methods for creating playalong videos. The first technique is a simple one - using Google Slides (or Powerpoint) and the screenrecording tool Loom - and in this podcast I outline the 8 steps you’ll need to take to create your own playalong videos.
35 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
MTT125: Music Tech Tips and Tools Shared By Listeners
Today’s episode is a special one - because it includes music tech tips and recommendations from you - the listeners of the podcast! Music teachers were invited to record a short video on a Flipgrid topic that I set up late last year. There are around 19 tips altogether and if you were one of the teachers that recorded something, then thank you! I’m intending to make this a regular thing, so if you would like to share a tech tip or tool of your own (small or big!), then head over to this Flipgrid topic and record a short video.
61 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
MTT124: Creating Playalong Videos with Cameron Moten of Elementary Groove Tracks
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 working with limited resources. Cameron and I talk about how he started out creating audio tracks and then progressed to full-blown playalong videos complete with multiple Camerons showing on-screen, notation and a bouncing blue arrow.
39 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
MTT123: 10 Useful Chrome Extensions
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?
28 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
MTT122: Engage Your Music Students with Digital Badging
Today 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.
25 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
MTT121: Two Free Rhythm Reading Tech Tools
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.
64 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
MTT120: Tips for Setting up your Workspace at Home
In this episode I talk with my good friend Barbara Freedman - author of Teaching Music Through Composition - A Curriculum Using Technology (published by Oxford University Press) and all-round music technology legend - about setting up your workspace and leveling up the gear you use to deliver your lessons and create teaching materials.
57 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
MTT119: Using Technology With Elementary Approaches with Amy Burns
In this episode, I chat to Amy Burns - an elementary music teacher from New Jersey who also happens to be a well-known music tech expert. In the last episode I also announced that Amy has just come on board as the Midnight Music Community Coordinator and since she started that role a few weeks ago she has been an amazing resource for members in the community. She has answered countless questions and shared a number of tutorials, tips and resources for members and I’m so pleased to have her in there. Amy and I cover a few different topics during our chat, but in particular I want to mention her new book has just been published - Using Technology with Elementary Music Approaches.
52 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
MTT118: Using Wakelet for Digital Portfolios and Assignments in Music Education with Kath McGreal
In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I’m sharing a conversation I had with one of my Midnight Music Community members, Kath McGreal. I invited Kath on the podcast to talk about her use of Wakelet with her music students. Wakelet is a free digital curation tool that allows you to collect, organise and share links, videos, pdfs, images and more and there are many ways you can use it in music education.
42 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
MTT117: MusicEDU Programs for Middle and High School Students with Kate Hargreaves
Kate Hargreaves runs MusicEDU - an Australian education tech business that focuses on creating e-learning curriculum for students in years 6 - 10 both in and out of the music classroom. Kate and I discuss the four programs she has on offer: Keyboard Evolution, Studio Sessions, Trackformers and Game Composer. We also talk about her newest program AR Classroom which will be launched later this year.
56 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
MTT116: Teaching Remotely The Second Time Around
This episode features Aileen Miracle of Mrs. Miracle’s Music Room. Aileen talks about teaching elementary music remotely - what worked and what didn’t work the first time around and what her plans are for the 2020-2021 school year. She also shares some of her favourite tech tools and tips.
68 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
MTT115: Music Preparation with Philip Rothman
In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I speak with Philip Rothman from NYC Music Services - a music preparation business based in - you guessed it - New York. Philip and I discuss his use of notation software and the ever-changing technology landscape.
74 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
MTT114: Adapting The Band And Orchestra Program To A Blended Learning Modelling with Thomas West
I’m very pleased to talk to Thomas J. West on the podcast today. Tom is the blended learning coordinator, instrumental music teacher and a teacher of jazz studies at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School's Center for Performing and Fine Arts and he has been teaching music online since 2008 (yes, well before COVID-19 hit). Tom has refined his approach to teaching music ensembles in the online format over the past months and has come up with a program that has been specifically adapted to an online or blended learning situation. There are LOTS of practical tips in this episode so I hope you’ll enjoy listening to our discussion of Tom’s program. **Note: I apologise for the audio quality in this interview. One of those times where I forgot to check which mic I had selected in Zoom (!).
62 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
MTT113: Tips for Returning To School In A Changing Environment with Shawna Longo
Shawna Longo is a General Music Technology teacher and Arts Integration Specialist at Durban Avenue School, in Hopatcong, New Jersey. She has been preparing to go back to school where she will now be teaching her elementary students from a cart. Shawna shares her tips for getting ready to teach in an ever-changing environment.
24 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
MTT112: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 4: Digital Jigsaws
We’re going to wind up our series on DIY music puzzles and games today with the final episode in the series. This one is all about creating your own digital jigsaw puzzles that students can complete online.
20 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
MTT111: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 3: Word Search
Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this third episode of the series, I walk you through how to make your own word search puzzles that can be completed digitally or printed out.
16 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
MTT110: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 2: Crosswords
Today’s episode continues on with our series about do-it-yourself music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way. In this second episode of the series, I walk you through how to make your own digital and printable crossword puzzles.
21 minutes | May 26, 2020
MTT109: DIY Music Puzzles and Games Part 1: Bingo
Looking for music puzzles or games that you can use to reinforce musical concepts in a fun way? There are a number of free websites that let you create your own puzzles super-fast. In the next few podcast episodes I’ll introduce you to a few of my favourites, starting today with the flexible bingo creation tool Bingo Baker.
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