Pumps Your Blood
I found it! While unenthusiastically trying to explain the flow of blood through the body to my sixth graders I started humming that infectious song from the St. Joseph Aspirin’s commercial. With a bit of searching I found the commercials on the web site, but more importantly I also found an entire recording of the “Pumps Your Blood” song based on the original tune from Happy Days. That’s right; for those of you who are either too young , or don’t have have Nick at Nite, originally the song was performed on the show in order to help Potsie do exactly what I’m hoping it will help my students with – memorize the path that blood takes throughout the heart, lungs, and body. While not a true integration of technology within a lesson (unless of course I can find a way for my students to create their own songs), it’s important to note that technology is truly a wonderful tool for providing resources that educators just 10 years ago would have had to spend several hours if not days tracking down.