Teacher Review for Soundtrap

Simple to use, incredibly versatile!

ALYCIA P.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students use loops and/or create their own content to demonstrate understanding of the elements of music (e.g. Form, Timbre, Pitch...) Students remix an existing tune (e.g. O Canada) to show understanding of elements of music Students collaborate together to create pieces for an intended purpose (e.g. Gr. 8 graduation song) Students create podcasts to demonstrate understanding of a non-music topic (e.g. explain a numeracy concept) Students create audio storybooks with demonstrate reading fluency and dramatic elements Record independent MIDI versions of parts of a band score so students can isolate their parts for practice
My Take
I have pushed to have our District bring this program on board since I found out about it two years ago. It has so many uses, Music and non-Music, and the support of the ST team has been tremendous! Though it does have it's limitations, as it is not as professional a DAW (digital audio workstation) as ProTools or Logic, it is an incredible tool for the non-professional. Especially in an educational setting where funds/resources are limited, Soundtrap opens so many doors that other tools can't, either because of their capacity, their accessibility, or their cost. I should note my District has purchased licenses, making it accessible to many staff and students. Also facilitates student learning beyond one year/one class.