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.