Welcome to digitalDoReMi

Thank you for visiting my site. I’ve had increasing numbers of requests for my session notes, lesson files and other resources I’ve been developing. Rather than start a store through TPT, I’ve decided to make a place for you to download them free!

What Do You Do With Just One iPad?!

So, you have a teacher iPad. What do you do with it now? How is one little iPad supposed to “transform” your classroom? The answer to that is simple – it doesn’t. 30 students cannot all get personal interaction time with one iPad as the basis for a single lesson. What it can do is…

Reason #10,278 to Digitize Your Music

I’m currently at TMEA in San Antonio, Texas and am loving every minute! My session for the TI:ME Pre-Conference went well on Wednesday and I have enjoyed two days of fantastic sessions. My head is filled with ideas and I’ve (probably) walked 20,000 steps today. Time for a quiet corner to get those ideas out…

Choosing Video to Support Lesson Concepts

We all have done this from time to time. No voice but no sub? Pull a DVD from the tub! It is a necessary option when you’re stuck at school too sick to teach or have the endless chain of non-music substitutes. But we’ve also heard horror stories about those teachers who use video as…

Tech Tips #1: Changing Pitch and Tempo of an MP3 File

If your classes are anything like mine, they LOVE to sing with MP3 accompaniment. I subscribe to “Music K-8” and use many of their selections, which are perfect for content and range. Every once in a while though, I run into a situation where the tempo and pitch are not quite right for a group. If one or…

Random Things

I’ve often been asked by colleagues if I have a website or blog to share some of my ideas, tech talk and fix-it-yourself skills. It has been a bit embarrassing to tell them I didn’t and now I’m finally making it happen! I’ll be blogging about incorporating tech, of course, but I’ll also occasionally post…