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Keywords: Sound, Drama, Software, Technology, Theatre, Design
Subject(s): Drama
Grades 6 through 8
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Watson B Duncan Middle School, Palm Bch Gdns, FL
Planned By: Courtney Hess
Original Author: Courtney Hess, Palm Bch Gdns
Laptop Computer (do not have)
Multiplay for Windows

Students will break up into small teams of 4-5 to decide on a theme for their 5 minute soundscape. Teams will rotate through the use of the laptop to search for and upload their tracks. Teacher will use laptop to present a short demo on how to use the Audacity tools to manipulate soundtracks and effects. Teams will rotate and work in Audacity to create their soundscapes. All groups will work together with Multiplay to put together a group sound performance.

Desired Outcomes: Students will understand how to use technology to create a sound design.

Students will be able to create sound designs for our 5 show season.
We have no technology beyond the one teacher computer.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Digital Yearbook and TV Production
Sound Design for Theatrical Productions
Materials: Hard Drives, Art Tools, Sound Libraries, Speech and Language