This isn’t the first time that I’ve written about using songs from DE to create fun interactive learning. I was lucky enough to have been introduced to this idea by Lodge McCammon (who currently has 45 different content based songs with lyrics available for FREE on DE).
We are studying magnets so I did a search for magnet songs.
Next I downloaded the song and the lyrics. Over the course of 15 minutes, students were divided into groups to create a part to the song. Using one practice run and two takes, the video was created in less than 40 minutes. The original footage was shot with a flip camera on a tripod in front of a green screen so that I could add another DE video to the background.
The song played over and over again…. later students could be heard singing the lyrics. Music is a powerful memory strategy. Add the element of music video and you have a very fun, interactive learning experience.
Music Makes It Memorable: “Magnets”. Prod. Music with Mar. Music with Mar, 2011. Discovery Education. Web. 18 December 2011.
Magnets and Magnetic Fields. Prod. Summer Productions. Discovery Education, 2005. Discovery Education. Web. 18 December 2011.