Presenting engaging music lessons: swag your slideshows with Sway Swag your slideshows with Sway This article has been written by a guest author. If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. The author of today’s article is Jacob Garcia. In his role as the Education Manager for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Jacob oversees educational outreach programs and concerts and creates lesson plans for use by teachers of K-12 students. In this article, Jacob shares a his tips for creating a visually engaging presentation that incorporates a range of multimedia content.
Topsy - Real-time search for the social web With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Quick Search Drag down from the middle of the Home screen and type what you're looking for. MediaMonkey – App MediaMonkey helps you navigate, manage and sync large music collections. Key features:- Sync (wirelessly *) with MediaMonkey for Windows (Playlists, tracks and videos including file info, ratings, lyrics, play history, etc.)- Manage Music, Classical music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, Video, etc...- Navigate by Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Playlist, etc.) with support for multiple attributes (e.g. Genre=Rock;Alternative)- Navigate by Folder **- Play any content supported by your device (it relies on system codecs), with replay gain (volume leveling), an equalizer, and sleep timer- Bookmark large files (e.g.
ProTools Collaborate in the cloud Easily share tracks and work on projects with anyone—anywhere. As if you’re all together in the same studio. Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app.
Studio One Get tactile control. The StudioLive CS18AI is the first surface designed by PreSonus to control Studio One. Connected with a single Ethernet cable, you get 18 touch-sensitive moving faders, dedicated Fat Channel controls, markers, transport, scribble strips, filter DCA mix layers, and more. The CS18AI is also a 4 x 2 interface, providing additional I/O. Short on space or just want to get away from your desk?
4G LTE Moto E will be updated to Android Marshmallow in select markets, along with DROID Turbo 2, Maxx 2 and X Force Motorola first announced its Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout plans in October. At the time, 11 devices were included in the list that was mostly made up of devices from 2015 and 2014. One notable absence was the Moto E, the company’s entry-level smartphone. Thankfully, the list has since been updated and now includes the budget device, although if you have one in the US, you’re out of luck. The update seemingly won’t grace US shores. MTT16: Creative composition projects using music technology In this episode: What types of creative music tech projects can I do with my middle or senior school students? I share my favourites which include film scoring, video game composition, the science of sound, digital storytelling, song writing, recording covers and more. Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):
Best Music Software for Chromebooks & BYOD Schools Help! Which software can I use with mixed devices or Chromebooks? In the past few years, a large number of schools worldwide have decided to adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to technology for students meaning that students can choose to use a Mac laptop, a Windows laptop, an iPad or an Android tablet. At the same time, a number of schools have selected Chromebooks – which only allow the user to access resources and software that are online and “in the cloud” – as the technology device of choice for their students. And still other schools find themselves with a variety of technology devices – perhaps iPads in elementary school, Windows laptops for senior students, Chromebooks for middle school and a Mac lab down the hall!
Cool Online Instruments and Games for the Music Classroom Cool Online Instruments and Games for the Music Classroom There’s a growing list of fantastic online musical “instruments” and games that are a great resource for teachers in the music classroom. They can be effective when used with students on laptops and desktops, but they also work really well in a one-computer classroom with a large screen or better still, an interactive whiteboard. Ukulele Resources for the Elementary Music Educator Credit: This year, I am adding four ukuleles to my classroom. I have had many students begin learning ukulele on their own time because it is a nicer solution for a parent than to buying them a guitar. When they brought the ukulele to me, I realized that I needed to find resources they could use for when they are learning at home and to encourage the learning in my classroom. Tuning the Ukulele Here is a list of tuners to help an elementary student to tune their ukulele:
Classical music library Classical music library We provide high quality, interactive sheet music - synced to real recordings. Have an iPad? Free A List of Some of The Best Free Web Resources on Music Education Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started a series of posts covering a plethora of free web resources relevant to the teaching of different subject matters and disciplines. As we said before, the purpose of this series is to equip teachers with the necessary online resources they need to compliment the materials they use in their classroom teaching. We have already posted about free resources pertaining to the following subject areas : Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. Today we are providing you with free web resources relevant for Music teachers.
Music Notation Software: Create Sheet Music with Finale Music Clear What is SmartMusic? SmartMusic provides the ideal practice environment for students, including access to the world’s largest accompaniment library and instant feedback on each performance. Full SmartMusic compatibility with Finale 2014 is coming soon. Learn more.