The singer/songwriter techttoo is one of the most popular with middle-school students. Here is an example that some 8th graders did. To earn the techttoo they had to write a song about giving money to the charity Kiva.org.
The first step was for them to watch this video about Kiva.org is and then write a song about what they saw in the video.
The techttoo shows them every step in the songwriting process. I had no idea that students could write and perform such amazing songs. Listen to the songs and you'll see why I am now designing my techttoos as middle-school technology curriculum.
This 8th grader wrote the song and then found the beat on a royalty-free music website, he then used an audio filter to lower his voice to make him sound older and deeper. The results are amazing.
This song is from a different 8th grader, who took a different approach to his song. He then got a high-schooler to record the vocals. The 8th grader performed the guitar. Another great song.
This blog is written by the creator of this website, Brad Flickinger, originally from Canada but now lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE.