Spring 2020: COVID-19 has changed the education landscape, causing many schools to close in an effort to keep students, families, and communities safe and healthy. School closures have resulted in a widespread transition to distance learning, which has tasked many administrators and educators with finding creative ways to keep students engaged and achieving. The situation is rapidly evolving each day, with more and more school leaders making difficult decisions, and our goal at Soundtrap is to continue our support of teachers and learners by providing helpful resources and removing some of the uncertainty involved in planning for the next few months of schooling.
In response to current needs, we have decided to make Soundtrap for Education free, on an extended trial basis, for any school that signs up to try it with students this semester. Free access will apply to all schools that register for a trial account, including those that are not currently closed or directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our team will work with educators to ensure access to our studio continues through the end of their semester.
Using Soundtrap, teachers and students can create, communicate, and collaborate to explore creative sound-making through audio stories, music creation, podcasting, literacy training, and more. The cloud-based studio offers a safe learning environment that can be accessed via any device, at any time, from any location.
If your classroom, school, or district would like to access the Soundtrap for Education online studio to support your distance learning needs, please create a free school trial account at soundtrap.com/edu and select “Start as a Teacher.”
Additional Soundtrap Resources:
- Create and manage student accounts
- Collaboration features
- Create a quick, easy project with a few tracks/loop library
- Create an assignment
- The Soundtrap Academy
Upcoming webinars, trainings and virtual office hours can be found here! (updated weekly on Fridays)
Additional Distance Learning Resources:
- The Shed
- Little Kids Rock
- Future DJs
- Microsoft Education
- Google for Education
- National Association for Music Education