Introducing Your New Video Sets!
This section of the site features standards-based songs that have been tested in my classroom and used in thousands of classrooms across the country over the last 20 years. The phonics songs were piloted in a study of 80 teachers and 1500 students in South Bay Union School District. In addition, a 2009 peer-reviewed study of of 286 students indicated that the math songs were both motivational and resulted in increased student achievement (Kokabas, 2009).
I tried to design the song pages on this site so that videos could be used "seamlessly" in the classroom or at home. The goal is for you to easily play one video after the other with little or no downtime. I've included general tips for using songs in the classroom below. In addition, look below individual videos for specific "quick tips." Tips are designed to help children focus on content, discover new ideas, and take ownership for their learning. I hope these tips help you to begin implementing songs quickly and successfully--but please don't be limited by them! Please share how YOU find success--and what challenges you face--with this music.
Please purchase licenses to use the videos on this through the followng links:
Common Core KinderMath 31-Video Set
Common Core 1st Grade Math 38-Video Set
Phonics Time 31-Video Set
After purchasing, e-mail me your order number at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will give you access to your sets.