Multimedia Tools for Music Education
Tools for students and teachers who want to create exciting multimedia content
Here you’ll find apps and online resources that we keep going back to, most of them are free or very low cost. We hope you’ll find them useful. We are not associated with any of them, we just like their functionality. There are thousands of other choices, these are a few of our favorites. There is a link at the bottom of this page to download a pdf containing the websites below.
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IMAGESsxc.hu – great images library of donated by photographers around the world, that you can generally use for most project snapseed app – (Mac, Google, Desktop) – quick and intuitive image editor
PRESENTATIONSHaiku Deck – fun presentation designer iBooks Author – Mac program for building interactive books like our interactive ebook keynote – for iPad – the iPad edition has most of the feature of the desktop version for making quick presentations on the fly.
VIDEOSAnimoto – quick and fun video maker from pictures or videoclips Filmic Pro – for iPhone or iPad – great app for making better videos with your iPhone than the built-in camera app iMovie – Apple’s free video editor Videolicious – makes videos even faster than iMovie, by automatically generating animations between pictures YouTube Video Editor – has a huge library of classical music and free video footage to create projects 8mm app – create old fashioned 8mm in real time
INTERACTIVE & TEACHING TOOLSBeedocs – Timeline 3D – Interactive timeline creator Mind Node – for Apple users – great for visual organization of ideas in circular maps rather than straight lines or lists Quizlet – create online quizzes or study cards Thinglink – create interactive images embedded with audio, video, text, or links. This is a great tool for students to create interactive projects. Blackboard Mobile Learn – bounces Blackboard materials to your iPad with alerts and reminders for students assignments EverNote – good at consolidating notes from different programs or pictures into one place. Scanner Pro – takes picture of a document and automatically convert it into a pdf on Evernote Penultimate – fun note taking tool for stylus and iPad, also has music paper built into it for a small fee.
MUSICBerliner Philarmoniker – see live concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic Keeping Score – San Francisco interactive website on famous composers Figure by Proppellerhead – cheap synthesizer to create fun music on iPhone or iPad, no music or training required Metronomics – versatile metronome Notion – new notation software for iPad and Mac Desktop that rivals Finale and Sibelius, offers the ability to work on files between devices Sound Cloud – sound file sharing Tenuto App – great ear training and basic music theory InTune Monthly – Music Education Magazine that combines pop music and music education
COMPUTER STUFFAir Display – use your iPad as an additional monitor to your desktop Box – 10GB of free file storage in the cloud and file sharing, alternative to Dropbox
Right click to save this pdf on your device: Tools for Music Education
If you are new at using an iPad in the classroom, you may also like our page “Best iPad Accessories for Teachers in the Classroom”