App Smashing Tutorial – Soundtrap and Google Tools

A former history teacher and current education technology expert by the name of Greg Kulowiec coined the term “app smashing” in 2013, and it’s all the rage in the EdTech world. There are plenty of different ways that you can bring this activity into your classroom, and one of them uses Google Tools. Many classrooms use these digital tools already, so try app-smashing Soundtrap and Google Tools for a brand-new educational experience.

What Is App Smashing? 

App smashing is a fun, engaging way for your students to experience the benefits of multiple EdTech apps in the same lesson. If your lesson involves app smashing, students will create the first part of their project in one application, and then they’ll use another application to create the second part of their assignment. Then, students can merge both pieces of content for a perfect final product.

Why App Smash? 

App smashing encourages students to solve problems from different perspectives and think about the subject in new ways.  Since students are blending results from specialized applications to achieve their final project, they will think more deeply about the subject at hand. Furthermore, app smashing is engaging and exciting, especially for students that have grown up in a digitized world. And when students are app-smashing Soundtrap and Google Tools, they can add dimension to their projects with familiar digital tools.

App Smashing Soundtrap and Google Tools

Ready to get started? In the video below, we’ll show you how app-smashing Soundtrap and Google Tools make for a fun educational experience.

First, open Soundtrap, so you can view your projects.

Then, click the three dots to the right of the project’s name and download the project as an MP3.

Now, open Google Drive so you can drag and drop your MP3 file directly into your Google Drive.

Next, make your Google Drive file shareable and copy the shareable link.

If you’re adding an audio file to your Google Sites website, open your Google Sites, and click “Embed” on the right-hand side of the screen.

If you’re interested in app smashing Soundtrap with Google Slides, simply open your Google Slides project and select the “Insert” tab.

Now, you can select your Soundtrap audio file to add to your Google Slides project.

After uploading your audio file, you’ll see a volume icon. If you’d like to remove this image, right-click and replace the image with your own unique creation.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully app-smashed Soundtrap with Google Tools to create an EdTech project unlike any other.

What Is Soundtrap For Education?

Soundtrap is learning for today. It’s an online learning tool that enables teachers to follow the STEAM curriculum through music and podcasts. It fosters a collaborative environment where students develop their creative and communication skills. From primary school to university, Soundtrap’s simple interface is designed to suit students of all levels in any musical classroom. It has a huge collection of loops and software instruments that can support even professionals. You and your students can record songs directly with the computer microphone or plug in an instrument. Soundtrap works on any device, wherever you are. All projects are saved in the cloud, which means you can access them anywhere. It is tailored to suit BYOD schools and makes life easier for administrators because of its multi-platform capability. Managing projects has never been so easy. Soundtrap for Education is collaborative. Students can collaborate on projects together via video and chat within Soundtrap.



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