INTRODUCTION APPROPRIATION WHAT'S A MASHUP? EDUCATIONAL USES MORE ABOUT MASHUPS MASHUP TOOLS COMMENTS
TOOLS FOR CREATING MASHUPS
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
This resource provides multiple tutorials on making mashups, including using Audacity, MP3s, mixing, and recording. It also showcases various mashup artists who can be used as inspiration for creating mashups.
This resource is more technical, for more advanced mashup creators, and explains the step-by-step process of creating a mashup from choosing a topic to choosing an API and starting your coding.
Use PBS Kids' Mashup Writing Contest to create your own story and explore storytelling elements:
- a beginning, middle, and end
- a central event like a conflict or discovery
- characters who change or learn a lesson
- illustrations that help tell the tale
Exercise your video editing muscles and create a YouTube mashup, something combining original material with existing audio and video. Whether you're looking for fun or fame, all you need is a video camera, an Internet connection, some editing software, and an idea. This resource explains shooting video, uploading data, and editing footage to create a mashup.
This resource tracks others' uses of Googlemaps in their mashups, linking to those resources, as well as instructions for using Googlemaps to create a mashup.
Audacity can be used to create all kinds of digital sound files and audio projects. Audacity is often used to put together a "mashup" or mix songs that use bits of other songs and compositions to create an original track. This resource includes the main steps to make a mashup with Audacity.
Here is an entire list of wonderful tools to help create mashups.