Teacher Review For Soundation

Students Create and Share their Music Online

Darlynn A.
Technology coordinator
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
New York, NY
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Math
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I was teaching a unit on Music Downloading, the legalities, copyright etc. As the final project (major hook) I had students use Soundation to create a project. I was able to make groups (classes) and students where able to post their project to the group, they where able to listen to each others songs, leave comments and finally vote on the one they enjoyed best.
My Take
As a teaching tool I think it is great. There are resources and how to videos. There is also an education version though you need to make a purchase of the Music First Online Classroom. I used the free version and it worked fine for my purposes. What I liked most was how students found each others projects online in the class group I created, listened to each others projects, left comments (great for feedback) and finally voted. Very collaborative. It was a huge success with my students.