App of the Week: Soundtrap

Yumi Nakanishi
Technology Integrator for the Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Avenues: The World School

At Avenues we believe technology can be a great aid in education, from our iLab, where we teach design, programming and engineering, to the 1+1 laptop and tablet program we use with our students. The devices our children use are powerful on their own; but what enhances their inherent value is the enormous range of available apps, which lets students do diverse and amazing things. As a school, we investigate and test many apps, trying to find ones that fit the specific needs of individual faculty members, students and scholastic units. To help your investigation, we are sharing our discoveries via a weekly app recommendation.

soundtrap-logo-350x350bbThis week’s app: Soundtrap

With Soundtrap, users can make music and collaborate on projects together; the app is “Google Docs” for Garageband. Connect instruments and directly record a track, or access more than 2,900 loops and add a voiceover. Create original music and podcasts with friends!