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Creating Music and Podcasts with Soundtrap for Education

Creating Music and Podcasts with Soundtrap for Education

With a tablet, Chromebook, or Computer with Soundtrap for Education, students can create music soundtracks and podcasts to share with their peers, families, and even a worldwide audience. Bring your device and learn how easy it is to create audio magic. By the end of the workshop, you will have a podcast episode with theme music, to share with your students on Monday. All attendees will also receive a free 90-day premium Soundtrap for Education account.


Overview of Podcasts

  • Content Standards Alignment
    • English Language Arts
      • Grade 3 Speaking and Listening Standards
        • Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
      • Grade 6 Speaking and Listening Standards
        • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. 
      • Grade 9-10 Speaking and Listening Standards
        •  Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • Podcast players
  • Sampling of educational podcasts

Create a Podcast

  1. Create your podcast theme music
    • Tutorial: Use music loops in Soundtrap
      1. Use loops to create a 30 second theme song for your podcast with:
        1. Drums
          • Adjust length of loop track
        2. Bass
          • Track fade out
        3. Piano
          • Adjust length of loop
  2. Record your podcast opening
    • Tutorial: Record a podcast in Soundtrap
      1. Record a 10-15 second introduction to your podcast with:
        1. Your voice
          • Solo track
          • Create transcript
          • Edit transcript
          • Edit voice recording
        2. Background sound effect
          • Adjust track volume
  3. Record a podcast interview
    1. Add a second voice recording track
    2. Adjust track volume
  4. Publish and share your ETC podcast
    1. Save podcast project
    2. Export podcast as .mp3