Soundtrap is an excellent collaborative platform for creating music and podcasts online. Several schools have already been implementing this tool ‘in their projects to foster deep learning and develop student's creative, collaborative and communication skills.’ Students can use it to collaborate on music making. They can use loops, software instruments, record vocals , guitars and many more. The tool is web-based and does not require any software installation.
Soundtrap is also ideal for creating educational podcasts. Students can record audio directly with their computers’ microphone or use the tools integrated software instruments and loops. Everything students create is automatically saved to the cloud so it is accessible anywhere with Internet connection. Additionally, ‘’Students and teachers collaborate via video calls from remote locations. Teachers can create group assignments and coach and help their students from where ever they are. Teachers can also give personal lessons using the built-in video feature and have all practice material ready to be sent out to the students who can add their own parts on top of the backing music.’ Saundra is not not free but it does offer a 30 day free trial to test it out. Watch this video to learn more about this platform.