Flat for Google

Flat for Google

Flat is an excellent music notation editor that works directly with GSuite. You install it from the Chrome store into your Chrome account and you will have a sheet music editor that allows for collaborative editing and creation.

Noteflight Learn

Noteflight is a robust application for music teachers. They do offer a free trial, but in order to access this, you must contact the company. Their product prices in at approximately $7 per student, and membership allows the teacher to organize classes, create assignment and gives access to a library of musical scores and lessons. Their site specifically states that their application works on Chromebooks.

Their privacy policy is suitable for use in Canada. They state “The only identifying information collected is on the teacher and the school. All students are assigned unique usernames by the teacher; therefore Noteflight does not collect any personal information on students.” This means that teachers can enter students using false (game) names. An easy way to do this is to use the student’s first name and make their last name your school or town name. For example: Jayden Delburne or Laura Beacon.

1,000 Free Audio Books

1,000 Free Audio Books

Open Culture offers thousands of resources that are free of copyright, and can be used by anyone. Their list of classic books informs users where the free resources are to be found, and in the case of the audio books, it specifies if the file can be downloaded from Audible (free app for iphone and android), iTunes, Spotify and other MP3 options.

This is a great site for high school English students to peruse should they need or want audio support for their novel study portions of their classes.

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome music lab makes learning about music more accessible through its myriad of sound resources through which children can experiment and learn.

Your students can experiment with song making, rhythm exploration, sound waves, melody and more! Music involves both hemispheres of the brain, and is an excellent mechanism through which to support learning and creativity. This site is excellent for special education students as well.

If your students create and post a song, please email it to Michelle to post here!