Project 252


Contributed by Muireann O'Keeffe (@muireannOK)
EdTech Tool Name:Spotify
Bref Description:Music helps me learn! Some studies support that background music promotes cognitive performance, alleviate the emotional effects of stress and anxiety when engaged in complex cognitive processing. I think this should be promoted more with students.
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • Apple OS Software
  • Chrome OS App
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
  • Windows Software
  • Windows 8 (pc/phone/tablet) App
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:focus, cognition
EdTech Tool Uses:Spotify provides playlists such as Music for Concentration, Zen Focus, I play these in the background while I'm studying, they help me focus. Also I have used background music in classrooms: welcoming students in orientation stages, before brainstorming. Appropriate music can help open people up, and get creative ideas going
Education Level(s):
  • Third Level/Higher Education
  • Other: probably all levels, but it has worked for me in higher ed
Academic Subjects:good for Doctoral study: long periods of concentration, analysis, reflection
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Free with restrictions, can be unlocked with payment