Celebrity Remix Weekly Challenge
Week Eight Challenge: Remix Your Summer
Every summer there is one song that explodes and is played everywhere. From the Macarena, to Call Me Maybe to last year’s Old Town Road, all of these songs were not just top hits on the radio but also upbeat with a catchy hook. Songs of the summer make you want to dance, sing, and most importantly reflect a message of that year. This summer of Coronavirus will be different—but how will this effect the song of the summer. Be creative and use your knowledge of coding and EarSketch to create the “Song of the Summer 2020.”
The remix must be a minimum of 30 seconds but less than 3 minutes
The song should demonstrate your knowledge of Earsketch through using loops, custom functions, fitMedia(), makeBeat(), setEffect(), and uploaded sounds
You can use conditionals (optionals) to allow for some user choice.
Virtual Help Sessions
Click on the session(s) below to join
How to get your students started?
1. Students should register at https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/earsketch
2. Students will need to create an account on SoundCloud. This will allow them to share their music for a chance to win prizes.
EarSketch Curriculum Chapters
Have your students review these EarSketch Chapters as they are working on their music
Videos to support student learning
Week 1: https://youtu.be/zIBzF5EiOPw
Week 2: https://youtu.be/-_7zLwBAj24
Week 6: https://youtu.be/E-TMT6HOBKo
Week 7: https://youtu.be/r27bEO0Y-eE
Sharing on SoundCloud
All students will need a SoundCloud
Account. SoundCloud is a music sharing site that
will allow students share their EarSketch song with
a greater audience. See instructions below and the
GIF to help students share their music.
1. Select "Share" from the Script Menu
2. Share on "SoundCloud" tab
3. Click "Upload"
4. Popup window prompts for SoundCloud login
Share on Social Media and Prizes
Students should share their song to other social media to get more plays for the opportunity to win. On the SoundCloud page for your song, students can use the icons for social media or paste the link to their track to any other social media outlet. They can also share with their classmates and family members by sending the link.
We will award Amazon Gift cards to the songs that receive the most amount of plays and fills the challenge requirements. We will award prizes one week after the submission deadline. Students will receive an email from if they have been selected as a winner. We will also be awarding a judges choice award for best code/music.
Songs must be uploaded to SoundCloud by May 27th at 12:00pm PST but can still receive plays for the competition through 2:00pm EST on Friday, May 29th, 2020
Engage Students in coding in EarSketch
Explore connections between music technology and programming
Navigate the EarSketch Digital Audio Workspace
Edit basic code with EarSketch specific functions such as makeBeat(), setEffect(), and fitMedia()
Code a for-loop to create repetition in their song
IT-CSP-2 . Create digital artifacts that foster creative expression including programs, digital music, videos, images, documents, and combinations of these such as infographics, presentations, and web pages.
AP CSP Essential Knowledge
EK1.2.1A Creating digital effects , images, audio, video, animations has transformed industries
EK 5.2.1A Algorithms are implemented using program instructions that are processed during program execution.
EK 5.3.1M Application program interfaces (APIs) and libraries simplify complex programming tasks..
EK 5.3.1O APIs connect software components, allowing them to communicate