Jamstudio is a website that lets easily compose songs.
Teachers can request a free educator account. Within a couple days of my request, I received an email with an access code good for 200 accounts.
Last week, I had the students in my Music class write a song. Unfortunately, the “Share” button did not function properly; therefore, the students could not email me their songs.
I found a work-around solution.
There is a button on the Jamstudio website, “Mp3 Mix.” This allows users to email themselves an MP3 file of their creation. I will instruct my students to send their MP3 to their own email accounts. I could just ask them to then forward the email to me. However, I want their music to be publicly available, on their blogs. Unfortunately, Blogger does not allow for uploading MP3s.
Thanks to this great website, Zippa.com, which is a repository for Web 2.0 websites, I found this interesting and useful website, File2.ws. File2.ws allows users to upload a large variety of files, which are then converted into a simple web page. There is no sign up procedure. So, each student will upload their MP3, which will be made into a web page. This web page can then be linked to on their blog.