Soundtrap for Education, part of Spotify, announced it is extending its free trial for any school that signs up to try it with students this semester. Soundtrap’s cloud-based studio offers a safe learning environment that can be accessed via any device, at any time, from any location. Educators can create a free school trial account by visiting Soundtrap’s website and selecting “Start as a Teacher.”

“Everywhere across the globe, COVID-19 has presented challenges for schools and educators. As teachers continue their commitment to helping each student succeed, we want to do our part to support distance learning and give schools access to resources that will help in their time of need,” said Matteo Ottaviani, Head of Soundtrap for Education. “Schools who sign up to try Soundtrap with their students this semester will have the opportunity to use the program for free, and to experience the power of creative sound-making to foster engagement and collaboration, even when teachers and learners are apart.”

Using Soundtrap, teachers and students can create, communicate, and collaborate to explore creative sound-making through music creation, audio stories, podcasting, and more. The extended free trial is available to any school that signs up to try it with students this semester, whether or not the school is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Soundtrap team will work with educators to ensure access continues through the end of their semester.

If a classroom, school, or district would like to use Soundtrap for Education to support its distance learning needs, educators are invited to create a free school trial account at soundtrap.com/edu and select “Start as a Teacher.” For detailed instructions on how to get started with Soundtrap in a distance learning environment, click here.

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