Sometimes the only way to make progress is to leave something behind.
Do you believe in the power of mnemonic devices to help students remember tricky concepts? R-O-Y-G-B-I-V has a nice ring to it. But in the YouTube age, it’s also — I wish there were a gentler way to put this — kind of lame.
Rather than writing a bunch of nonsensical letters on a chalkboard, consider using the power of video to get your point across. We first discovered this collection of educational music videos, collected by the YouTubeEDU staff, on MindShift, a blog dedicated to “the future of learning in all its dimensions.”
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally these videos are not, and it’s a safe bet your students will thank you for that. With a little luck, one of them might even teach you how to Dougie.