1. Introduction to Memorize Facts with a Visual Mnemonic
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Mnemonics are memory aids that can help you quickly learn and remember information.

They are shortcuts to help your brain connect the information you want to remember with something else that’s memorable, such as an image, sentence, word, or tune.

In this lesson, you will design a visual mnemonic in Google Drawings.

As you make your visual mnemonic, you will translate an idea or fact into a picture.

When you look at something, a different part of your brain activates than when you read or listen to information. This can help you remember the information.

This picture, for example, can help you remember what the moon looks like at the beginning of its monthly cycle because the crescent looks like part of the B in the word “beginning.”

There are other types of mnemonics, as well.

An acrostic uses the first letter of each word you want to remember to make a new, more memorable word, phrase, or sentence.

For instance, the order of the planets is easier to remember when you can think of the first letters of the acrostic “My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nachos.”

Visual mnemonics can be especially powerful memorization tools because your mind easily remembers images.

Visual mnemonics can help you remember dates, names, and other facts.

They can also help you remember more complex ideas or concepts, such as grammar or punctuation rules.

They are fun to create, too!

This lesson uses Google Drawings, but you could apply these skills and concepts in any graphic design application, or even using markers and paper.

As you complete this project, you will: Create a new drawing and title it, Plan your drawing, Add an image, And add a background color and other details to your drawing.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to Google.com.

If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To begin, open Google Drive and create a new drawing.

Give your drawing a title.

Then, move on to the next video to begin designing your visual mnemonic.

Now, it’s your turn: Log in to your Google account, Open Google Drive, Create a new drawing, And title it.

Instructions

  1. Log in to your Google account.
  2. Open Google Drive.
  3. Create a new drawing.
  4. Title it.