Muzology in the News!

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May 2021

Billboard magazine features Muzology!

With her program Muzology, Dr. Lana Israel, memory expert - and unlikely industry insider - is proving that a catchy tune can make math stick for even the most struggling students. The ninth-graders in Shirley Forehand’s classes are terrified of fractions — but they do like pop music. So over the past school year, she played them music videos, though maybe not the kind once seen on MTV. In one, a young man in a brown cap sings, “A fraction’s simplified/When you can’t divide/The numerator and denominator/By the same number on your calculator.”

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Knox County Schools Class Mixes Music and Math

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Students in Mrs. Connie Boyd’s math class at West Valley Middle School in Knox County learn math using a program called Muzology. Music videos, with a singer singing about a concept, have students dancing in their seats while learning a math. “I used to kind of struggle with math but I’ve noticed that I’m starting to understand it more. Because the videos explain it. And they also show you how to do it,” said Cate Smithely, a student in Boyd’s seventh grade honors math class.

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Muzology uses music, videos to hold students’ attention and interest

Check out this feature on Muzology in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. As sixth-grade teacher, De-Marcus Burks, says in the article, "It was mind-blowing for me. It makes learning fun and correlates with what I teach every day. And it's hip.

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Muzology hits a high note as summit's "Most Voted for Talk"

Here are the top talks from yesterday, as voted for by the public, We hope this helps unearth some value for you. "Increasing Engagement in Remote Environments with Music-Based Learning" with Dr. Lana Israel, CEO/Founder of Muzology.

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The Influence of EdTech

Education trailblazer Lana Israel, PhD, and entertainment legend Bob Doyle, co-founded and closely collaborate on Nashville-based education technology (edtech) company Muzology. They join host Markus Funk to discuss their disruptive platform. Using the power of music and videos to make math fun and accessible, Muzology challenges students to learn and retain the math concepts critical to their progress.

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Muzology is Nashville's Talk of the Town

Dr. Lana Israel joined News Channel 5 to talk about Muzology's debut album that makes it fun for students to learn math using music. That debut album is currently under consideration for a GRAMMY nomination.

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Dr. Lana Israel featured at ASU + GSV Virtual Summit

Learn the power of music with Dr. Lana Israel, CEO and Founder of Muzology. Watch how students and teachers have gone from failing to 100s with Muzology in action - get the chance to demo a short class by Lana herself on Math in Minutes. A bonus musical performance featuring Adara.

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Reversing COVID-Slide with Music-Based Education

Muzology is using music to help students learn math. This is especially important for under-served populations where COVID is hitting hardest. Muzology is being considered for a GRAMMY and their music-based learning platform is being utilized in 48 states! Join us for an in-depth discussion with Dr. Lana Israel and Shirley Forehand, who uses successfully uses Muzology with her students and compares it to a modern day Schoolhouse Rock!

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3 Digital Tools for Remote Music Education

Although many districts have been forced to eliminate music, band, and chorus this year as they navigate the pandemic, technology can still keep the music alive. These remote music education platforms can engage students as they boost comprehension, infuse creativity, and improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills.

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Play Every Day Virtual Symposium

Play Every Day was the largest virtual event of the mEducation Alliance Virtual Symposia series on Play and Technology for Lifelong Learning. We are delighted to hear from an amazing line-up of 80+ presenters from more than 25 countries highlighting a range of tech and non-tech play-based interventions for formal and non-formal educational settings.

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Friends in Academic Places: Mathematics and music add up to student success

Muzology, the platform that blends music videos and pre-algebra for middle school students is seeing amazing breakthroughs on a national level. The Fort Worth Business Press was among the first publications to notice this emerging technology two years ago. Founder, Dr. Lana Israel, and her business partner, Bob Doyle, longtime manager of Garth Brooks, share the profound impact that music has on learning.

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Back to School: Developers Continue to Support In-Class and Remote Teaching and Learning

As schools begin re-opening for the new school year, a group of 70 developers and researchers have collaborated to produce a new series of Guides to Education Technologies. The guides present information on government-supported education technology products that are ready now for in-class and remote learning.

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Equitable Access to Muzology for ALL students

The American Consortium for Equity in Education sat down for a one-on-one with Muzology Founder and CEO Dr. Lana Israel to discuss how Muzology is helping ALL learners succeed at Math, in class and remotely. Music-Based Learning and specifically, Muzology's award-winning platform are featured in the current back-to-school issue for The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Learning math using music and psychology – Muzology

Making a difference. The National Science Foundation is not interested in innovation for innovation’s sake — we back technologies that promote the social good. Learn more about our award recipients impact here. Muzology is developing a learning platform to help students learn math. Grounded in psychology, Muzology’s platform helps students learn algebra concepts with music.

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Muzology featured on EduTalk Radio

Larry Jacobs of EduTalk Radio sits down with Dr. Lana Israel to explore Muzology. The concept behind Music-based learning is as easy as learning your ABC's. How did you learn your ABC's? Probably to a tune! Discover how Muzology's award-winning music-based learning platform is changing the lives of students across the country.

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Increasing Engagement in Remote Environments with Music-Based Learning

In this edWebinar, Dr. Lana Israel, Global Learning Expert and Founder/CEO of Muzology; and Chris Blue, Season 12 Winner of The Voice share the science and data behind music-based learning. Discover ways to sustain student interest—in class and in remote learning environments. Learn how to boost student performance and motivation. Find out how this approach has taken students from failing to passing quizzes in a single web-based session!

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Investing in Next Generation EdTech to Personalize Learning and Inform Instructional Practice

The Institute of Education Sciences Small Business Innovation Research program (ED/IES SBIR) funds entrepreneurial developers to create the next generation of education technology for students, teachers, and administrators in general and special education.

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SIIA Ed Tech Industry Conference Announces Innovation Showcase 2.0 Winner

The Education Division (ETIN) of SIIA wrapped up a month-long virtual conference with their annual Innovation Showcase 2.0. “Dozens of successful products and companies, all dedicated to improving education using software, digital content, and related technologies, presented this year. We’re thrilled to announce Muzology is this year’s Innovation Showcase winner,” said Jill Abbott, ETIN Sr. Vice President and Managing Director.

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The Education Division of SIIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Showcase 2.0

Since 2006, the Education Division (ETIN) of SIIA has offered a platform for dozens of successful products and companies to present their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies. Given our 14 year history in providing opportunities for innovators, we are pleased to announce this year’s recipients. Innovation Showcase 2.0 identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their efforts to bring innovative learning technologies to the education market.

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Muzology produces a musical PSA on the Coronavirus

Muzology, a music-based learning platform, recently released “All Over The Map (The Coronavirus Song),” a music video to both entertain and educate the masses on Coronavirus safety. The star studded video includes Chris Blue (winner of The Voice -Season 12), Juno (Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Fifth Harmony); Tom Yankton (Rascal Flatts, Chicago, RaeLynn); Toby Lightman (recording artist, Prince) & Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé, Victor Wooten, Fantasia).

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All Over The Map - (The Coronavirus Song)

Realizing that the only immediate path of mitigation re: COVID-19 is behavioral, we wanted to communicate important information about coronavirus in an engaging, relevant, and accessible manner. Understanding the power of music to educate and uplift, we created an educational coronavirus music video (a musical PSA!) that explains what the virus is and what people can do to stay healthy.

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Responding to COVID19 in Education

The US Dept of Education posted a blog listing more than 80 learning games and technologies that are available at no cost until the end of the school year in response to the closure of schools due to the COVID crisis. The resources were created by education technology developers with support from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs at ED/IES and other agencies.

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How Muzology is Helping Seventh Graders Learn Algebra

How Muzology is helping seventh graders learn algebra! Muzology is a digital learning platform which uses music videos to teach curriculum and make learning fun, says the company’s website overview. Tipton County Schools was chosen as the West Tennessee hub to test out the program.

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Columbia University Interview with Muzology's Founder Dr. Lana Israel

Dr. Lana Israel is the founder of Muzology, a platform that uses the power of music and videos to make math fun and accessible, while challenging students to learn and retain the math concepts critical to their progress.

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Muzology has 'Friends in (not-so) Low Places'

“We created Muzology because we knew that while many students struggle with learning, those same students know the words to countless pop songs," says Muzology Founder/CEO Dr. Lana Israel. "What if we assemble a team and create a comprehensive and iterative series of music videos that teach an entire subject." And that’s just what she and Garth Brooks' manager and Muzology Chairman Bob Doyle did.

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Muzology: Where popular songs and improved test scores meet (with the help of Music Row!)

Pioneered by researcher and CEO Lana Israel and Garth Brooks's manager Bob Doyle on Music Row in Nashville, Muzology uses music videos to boost comprehension and test scores.

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Issues in Education - Dr. Lana Israel: Thought Leader

Since 1989, Dr. Lana Israel has been following a calling — empowering people to actualize their full potential in educational, creative, and corporate contexts.​ Dr. Israel founded Brain Power for Kids, Inc. while in junior high and for the next decade wrote and produced award-winning educational content on learning and memory, lectured and consulted globally, and made numerous international media appearances.

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Muzology Named a Top Innovation Technology Company by the National School Board Association

Muzology was selected as one of six top ed-tech companies by the National School Board Association (NSBA). “NSBA has worked at the intersection of education technology policy and practice for more than three decades to bring entrepreneurs, school board members and district leaders together to discuss innovative solutions that can support public education,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director & CEO.

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Tennessee schools use Muzology for Summer Program

For 4 weeks during Summer Bridge, 213 students used Muzology to watch math music videos and take associated “Challenges” (quizzes). 99% of students showed improvement on a Challenge, with 87% improving a Challenge score by 50% or more.

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