Studytracks was created by award-winning songwriter George Hammond-Hagan with a simple purpose - to help his son study more effectively. Seeing that music and media was something his teenage son couldn’t live without (as with most teenagers!), he began creating Physics, Chemistry and Biology tracks that his son could listen to on the way to school. Now, just over a year later, Studytracks has over 165,000 users, including teachers who are using the platform to help raise student achievement and increase student engagement.
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head for what seems like days? The same words and melody looping over and over again? While it might be frustrating, your brain is actually doing some really amazing things as you recall Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance for the hundredth time that day. When a song gets stuck in your head it may have something to do with our involuntary memory, which encodes music in many different ways, helping us to remember a tune we’ve only heard once at our niece’s 11th birthday party. It’s a powerful concept; try applying this to an educational setting, and we can achieve considerable results.
When asked about the most memorable songs of all time, what springs to mind? The Killers’ Mr Brightside, Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, or Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean? There are so many songs that no matter how much time has passed, you’re able to sing-along to every lyric without hesitation.