There are thousands of websites and YouTube videos that are beneficial for students to experiment with while learning about music. Before presenting materials, it is important for educators to know how to use the links/websites in the classroom. I believe that the advancements in technology can enhance a student's education, but it should not be used as a way to "take up" time in the classroom.
Hoffman Music Academy- I highly recommend as a tool for students with no prior piano experience. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me. IT IS AMAZING!!! www.youtube.com/user/PianoLessonsForKids
This website has everything. However, you do have to download the apps. It is Mac and PC compatible. You will need to explore the programs to find out what you like or dislike about each one. www.themusicinteractive.com/
Soundation is a great way to introduce "looping" and sound design. You do not have to download the program, but you do have to create a login. soundation.com/
The following link provides a list to the ABC's of music. This link is great for junior high or high school music appreciation classes. The songs can be adapted to better suit your classroom environment. It is a "slideshare" powerpoint that goes through the alphabet listing several genres of music. (Sorry for the advertisements that are also on this website). slideplayer.com/slide/8997075/
The links that are listed above are only a few that could supplement classroom ideas. I have tried to keep the list fairly short to avoid getting overwhelmed with "technology" as it is a learning process. Don't be afraid to experiment with the links, you will find more just by searching with Google. However, I encourage you to know the software/websites before using them in the classroom.The links will be updated periodically. Please check back regularly for updates or feel free to use this site as a resource for your classroom.