Connecting information to music and dance moves enhances Short-term and Long-term Memory by drawing on auditory processes and the cognitive benefits of physical activity. When students create their own songs and corresponding dance moves, they activate even more cognitive processes by reflecting on how to represent what they are learning. As music has been shown to be a large part of adolescent culture, infusing it into lessons can increase student engagement and provide opportunities to enhance Critical Literacy.
Watch how this science teacher uses hip hop as the foundation of his pedagogical model. As an outlet that his students connect with, through hip hop, they learn and remember the content as they rhyme, make connections, and present their learnings to others.
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Learn how Incredibox allows learners to create instrumental songs, add vocals, and remix music to aid in learning. Through this engaging and fun activity, learners can interpret content in new ways which can support their understanding and Long-term Memory. Students can share their creations with classmates and teachers and work collaboratively during the process, which may increase Motivation.
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