Fun videos/music that help kids learn math and science.
Summary of the Tool
What is it? What does it do? How does it work?
Study Jams is a Scholastic website designed to help elementary school students learn and review math and science information through songs and videos. To use Study Jams, students search for a topic in the math or science category. Each Study Jams lesson offers a short tutorial on that topic in the form of a video, slideshow, or song. When there is a song available, Study Jams also provides a karaoke format for kids to sing along if they like.
Why should I use it? How would it look in the classroom?
Research shows that students who are engaged in their learning are more likely to grasp and retain difficult concepts. Because Study Jams uses interactive multimedia kids love, along with examples taken from the real world, your students will stay focused and find relevance in math and science. Teachers could try karaoke with their class to reinforce concepts. They could also post links to videos or songs for their students to watch at home. Videos and songs can be used as review for an assessment.
3 Lesson Ideas for Study Jams
1. As mentioned above, to extend an activity, you could challenge students to write an additional verse for one of the karaoke tunes.
2. You could challenge your students to create their own Study Jam when one does not exist for a topic they are studying.
3. You could incorporate one of the videos and/or songs provided on the free website into your lessons.
Study Jams Testimonials
These testimonials were taken from commonsensemedia.com. Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Study Jams' overall score on the website was four out of five stars.
Parent Review- "love it so much because when my kids come home saying that they have a big sicence test tomorrow and that they need to study i know just where to go ... HERE!"
Student Review- " out of all it is great!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Teacher Review- " StudyJams! is a great tool to complement your existing lesson plans and teach students using material that’s grade-appropriate. Developed specifically for students in grades 3–6, the content covers more than 200 math and science for those grades."