Music Creation Among Youth in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Soundtrap has been partnering with the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) to spark original musical creations among youth in American juvenile justice facilities. CEEAS works with instructors in these facilities to maximize teaching and learning in order to help students succeed after release, whether in further education or jobs. Soundtrap provided free…

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New Jersey Students Win “What’s Your Anti-Drug?” Contest Through Podcasting

New Jersey’s Hopatcong Middle School 7th grade students, Emily Serio & Samara Ibrahim, were one of 55 winners in Sussex County’s annual “What’s Your Anti-Drug” Contest.  The contest asked students to showcase how they stay drug-free through the use of a story, artwork, poetry, or photograph. Emily & Samara asked their music teacher, Mrs. Shawna…

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Wisconsin Students Capture Senior Citizen Stories Using Soundtrap

The following guest blog post is written by Page Leahy, District Library Media Director at Platteville Public Schools in Wisconsin.  As a school library media specialist, I am always thinking about how to encourage natural curiosity and independent learning.  I have three RTI (Response to Intervention) enrichment classes daily, and students complete projects that connect…

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Soundtrap Celebrates Expansion into Mexico and South America – Now Used by Hundreds of Schools

Award-Winning Online Podcast and Music Studio Reaches Out to Students in Central and South America BETT Conference, Mexico City, Mexico and Stockholm, Sweden – Oct. 10, 2018 – Soundtrap, the online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, is increasingly being embraced by teachers in Mexico and Central and South America, with hundreds of schools now…

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Digital Music-Making: Cross-Cultural Collaboration

One Canadian teacher brings teachers from Nigeria, Romania, US and Canada together under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Teaching sustainability helps our kids understand the world’s economic, social and environmental issues. Through this lens, my students and others like them around the globe are using music to promote a sustainable development agenda to…

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Introducing Soundtrap to Performing Arts Teachers

Huge shoutout to Stacey Wright, an Instructional Technology Integrator at Chesterfield County Public Schools. She has graciously shared with us her recent professional development presentation to their district Performing Arts Teachers. Read, learn, use, adapt, enjoy! Here is a link to make a copy via Google Slides. Thanks again, Stacey!  

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You Are Among Friends

Guest post by John Churchville. Mr. Churchville, a music educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan, reflects on his experience at the 2018 Association for Popular Music Education National Conference. Recently I traveled to a town just outside of Nashville, Tennessee called Murfreesboro to attend the Association for Popular Music Education (APME) National Conference. This yearly event…

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