Tech for Music Teachers

Tech tools for distance learning, in-person learning, productivity, and more!

Are you struggling with which technology platform to use as a music teacher, especially with distance learning or in person (socially distanced) learning? Do you know that technology could save you time...but you just don't know where to start? This course will take a deep dive into all things technology for music teachers! The course includes:

Module 0, Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Framework and benefits of using technology
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  • Tech Terms and Acronyms
  • Quick wins

Module 1, Recording Video and Audio

  • Reasons for recording
  • Materials and set-up
  • Writing a script
  • Recording tools
  • Editing tools

Module 2, Tools for Teaching (Part 1)

  • Google Docs
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Sites
  • HyperDocs
  • QR codes

Module 3, Tools for Teaching (Part 2)

  • Flipgrid
  • Peardeck
  • Nearpod
  • Seesaw
  • Edpuzzle
  • Ipad apps

Module 4, Music Education Websites

  • Chrome Music Lab
  • Incredibox
  • Scratch
  • Kahoot and Quizizz
  • Thinglink
  • Canva

Module 5, Tools for productivity

  • Trello
  • Airtable
  • Planbook
  • Google Keep

Module 6, Putting it all together

  • Choosing tools
  • Lesson structures
  • Centers
  • Escape rooms

Recorded Webinars

  • Seesaw, with Amy Burns
  • Google Classroom, with Carrie Nicholas
  • Schoology, with Aileen Miracle
  • And more webinars to come!

This course was made for any music teacher wanting to integrate technology into your lessons...whether you are a little scared of technology, or you are tech savvy and want to learn some new tools!

Although the course officially lasts for six weeks, you will have access to the course for as long as you need! If you can't complete the course right now, no worries! You can come back later and watch on your own time.

The course also includes access to a Facebook group, where you can ask questions, share your work, and learn from others!

If you enroll today, you will receive two bonuses: a set of QR code task cards that could be used for early finishers, centers work, distance learning, and more, and a virtual music classroom, library, and computer lab!

"WOW! Where do I start?I feel excited now about remote 'teaching' with all these new tools and ideas! Thank you."

- En Chen-Grozdov, Music Teacher, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music, Chicago, Illinois

"(This course) has made a lot of the tech tools much more user friendly. The fact that I always have access to the videos is fantastic."

- Naomi Cohen, Music Teacher, Nursery-Fifth Grade, New York City

"This course has given me so much information and so many ideas to work on and improve my teaching practice, that I am so excited to go back to school and have new things to try after all that has been going on. I feel a little less anxious with the unknown that exists about September and beyond.”

- Jenn Stearns, Music Teacher, P-6, Nova Scotia, Canada

This course is closed for enrollment.

Your Instructor

Aileen Miracle
Aileen Miracle

Aileen Miracle teaches general music and band in the Olentangy Local School District near Columbus, Ohio; she is in her twenty-second year of teaching. Aileen received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University in 1999, and her Master of Music in Music Education from Capital University in 2003; she completed her masters studies at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. Aileen has served as President of the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America, the chair of the Technology Task Force for the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the National Program Chair for the 2015 OAKE Conference, and the Co-Chair for the 2019 OAKE Conference. In 2016, she was awarded Cheshire Elementary's "Teacher of the Year." She has taught Level I Methodology and Folk Song Research for Colorado State University's Kodály Program, Level I and III Methodology and Folk Song Research for DePaul University's Kodály Program, and Level III Methodology and Folk Song Research for Capital University. Aileen has presented at OAKE Conferences, and currently presents workshops across the nation and around the world. She writes about music education on her blog Mrs. Miracle's Music Room, has a podcast about music education on iTunes, and sells digital teaching resources on TeachersPayTeachers.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course begins as soon as you enroll! Inside the Facebook group, I will start discussions about each module every few days, but this is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can complete all of the modules as they are released, or you can do it on your own time!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You will also have access to any additions or updates to the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I receive graduate credit for taking this course?
I am not offering graduate credit for this course at this time, but you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of work (which could work for CEU's) when you complete the course.
How long will the course take to complete?
Each module averages about one hour worth of video tutorials, but will likely take longer to complete, as it will take time to explore the tools, create lessons, etc. on your own.