BrandED Episode 3: Meredith Allen, Soundtrap for Education
Episode three of thought leadership series, BrandED is live and it’s all about student voice and empowerment.
Meeting Meredith at ISTE this year was truly wonderful. Her enthusiasm and passion for the power of Soundtrap is infectious.
For those of you who haven't heard of Soundtrap, it's a digital audio workstation. It allows users to prerecord loops, make multi-track recordings, use software instruments and record voice. But it's their desire to democratize education and the many cross-curricular resources they have created designed to empower learners, on their education blog that drew me to approach them for the series.
But what does it really and truly mean to democratise education? It can mean many things, but at it's heart it's about making sure everyone is given the same opportunities and access to help them flourish. Truthfully it's a tall order. But the more brands and non-profits including ourselves that help to make this happen, there is hope that the gap between the haves and have nots will decrease.
In the interview with Meredith, she talks about how Soundtrap is hoping to democratize education, student voice, creativity, and finally developing key 21st-century skills.