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Soundtrap Collaborative Music and Podcast Tool for Education

Earlier this year I had the chance to see a demo of Soundtrap, an amazing tools for students and teachers. Soundtrap is a web-browser and tablet friendly tool for education that puts powerful audio recording options in the hands of students of all ages. With this tool students can record their voice using the microphone on their device or record music recorded with any instrument they have on hand. Soundtrap lets users collaborate on tracks, meaning multiple students can record music or narration in one project.

Soundtrap comes with all sorts of tools for students and teachers and for someone with little musical experience like myself, I found the interface really friendly to use. Since Soundtrap saves your work to the cloud you can access your recordings on any device so it’s a great fit for a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) classroom. When I visit schools across the country to share my favorite EdTech tools, I am often asked about COPPA compliance. Soundtrap makes sure that all educational accounts come with a walled garden and COPPA compliance. This means students can work together on a variety of projects in their own, protected environment.

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With Soundtrap, users can collaborate on one project from different locations. There is a chat and video feature built into this tool. So students can work on a project when miles apart. But at the same time they can  still stay in contact as they create their piece of music or record audio for a podcast. Teachers can even use this tool to record audio to share with students. This could include an easy review of a lesson or as part of a flipped classroom model.

I love tools that gives students opportunities to work together in a collaborative environment. Especially when they also value the needs of different students. Whether you’re working with English Language Learners or looking to reach students who love to make music, Soundtrap is definitely worth checking out!

Learn more about Soundtrap by visiting their website!

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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