Technology Resources Webinars


The NCMEA Technology Committee, chaired by Howell Ledford, presented a technology resource series to share tools specifically designed to help music teachers begin the year with new items to add to their technology toolkit. Starting Monday, July 27 we offered eight FREE sessions, each followed by “office hours” for additional Q&A with each presenter. The list of sessions, including summary descriptions, Zoom videos and PowerPoint slide decks, are below.



    • Lesson Planning for 2020-2021
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Felicia Davis

      In this session we discuss best practices for planning lessons for music in a blend of Face to Face and Virtual instruction. You will leave this session with resources to help you plan for school year 2020-2021!


    • Developing the Learning Repository
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Howell Ledford

      What type of materials do you need for digital learning? Where do you put them? How do you organize them? What is a repository? This session covers those topics and ways to make your Learning Management System (LMS) organized for both you and your students. This clinic will cross all divides of LMS, however Canvas will be the main LMS represented.


    • Google & Chromebooks: Making Teaching & Learning Asynchronous
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Julian Wilson

      The Google Education suite is a powerful resource that creates a digital learning environment extending beyond your physical classroom. Chromebooks are increasing in numbers in our schools and provide ways to easily access the free Google Education Suite. Delivering content, collaboration, feedback, assessment, & communication all come together in an innovative way to provide teaching and learning outside of the traditional school day.


    • Everything You Need, On the Google Website You Made
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Justin Dickson

      You will learn how to make a Google Sites website from scratch, even with no previous experience (it’s not hard and it’s free). Your website will give your students easy access to the materials you use in class, warm-ups you wrote, videos you want students to watch, recruitment information, anything in your Google Drive and most importantly, the materials students need to access while distance-learning.


    • Flipping Out In Music Class
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Felicia Davis

      Flipgrid is a great tool for music educators! In this session, you will learn about the NEWEST features and how you can utilize Flipgrid for singing and playing assessments, student projects and more! Flipgrid can be utilized for both online and face-to-face lessons. You will receive resources to help you get started with Flipgrid as well as lesson ideas for those already using Flipgrid!


    • Don’t Worry, Be Appy!
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Amber Tindall

      Active assessments and cool tools for communication in the 21st century music classroom. This session will give you a few ideas to add to your digital tool belt for easy data collection, fun assessments and engaging study tools, as well as information and pro tips on digital communication methods like ClassDojo and Remind.


    • What’s In Your Backpack? – Developing Your Personal Learning Network
      Archived on YouTube Channel | PowerPoint slide deck
      Presenter | Amber Houk

      Who should I follow for educational technology advice? How can I develop a personal learning network and technology philosophy for myself? Hear the inside scoop about podcasts, ebooks, email newsletters, digital summits (and more!) that will expand your technological horizons. This session offers a digital resource list curated just for you! We’ll provide plenty of time to explore and ask questions. And we’ll also share our educational technology philosophy and include tips about how you can create your own philosophy for using technology in your classroom.