Sprite and the Memory Elephant

 

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sprite and the memory elephant jo freitag 2009-2010

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memory champion i have to remember all these facts for the test sprite told me but it will be ok because i found all these memory training methods on the memory sports website http memory-sports.com/2009/03/28/how-to-become-a-memory-champion-part-1 so you will use use the method of loci and create an elephant memory path and tell yourself stories to help you remember no said sprite i couldn t possibly remember all that i m going to take my memory elephant into the exam with me

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how do you download the memory elephant how do you download the memory elephant asked sprite he has all the holiday pictures of sydney harbour and all the stuff i need to know for the exams and i don t know how to get it back i told him to stick his trunk in the socket on the computer but it wouldn t fit properly and the computer would not recognize him as new hardware so then i got him to hold a memory stick in his trunk and plug into the usb port but it was not showing any data on the removable disk e so you would need some sort of connector to join the elephant to the usb to the computer or else you would need to get the information from the elephant onto the usb but i tried putting the usb in the elephant s trunk and that didn t work and in his mouth and that didn t work and i don t want to try any other options so i think i have to get the whole elephant into the memory stick somehow ­ sort of like how a genie gets into a bottle how do they do that

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memory elephant usb morph i can make the memory elephant morph into the usb said sprite i wanted to put it on the blog to show you but it was a bit disturbing have it morphing back and forth all the time so i took it off if you want to see it send an email to jo or put a comment in the comment box but it is not very stable and it does not last long enough for me to plug it in and download all the memories from the elephant to the usb and the usb is too mis-shapen to plug into the computer i think i have to get the whole elephant into the usb you have the elephant memory yourself starjump starfish sent this piece of valuable advice to sprite via the comments box hey sprite starjump starfish here you re the one with the elephant memory sounds like you need a big feed of vsl straw to chew on sprite a bucket full of freshly cut hay to get the memory juices flowing vsl straw will definitely help you digest and download what s on the elephant memory stick and you won t need to try and squeeze your memory elephant usb into a squishy squashy little square on the side of your computer hey why don t you kick the straw bucket around a bit too that will help it ll loosen you up so you can download the important bits from your memory elephant like the snaps of sydney download them onto your very own interactive white board in your mind you can play with everything you download there ask the elephant to write on on it with a whiteboard marker turn it around look at it upside down colour it organize it in a way that even a giraffe could understand it s fun too because if you have an interactive white board in your mind to play with you ll discover you actually have an elephant memory yourself

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memory elephant and whiteboard look starjump starfish i have been able to retrieve the sydney photos the memory elephant was playing with balls and stars full of sydney photos made in shape collage free photo collage maker http www.shapecollage.com so i asked the giraffe to help me untangle the pictures and stick them up on individually on the white board this is really great i can get the memory elephant to write all the stuff i need to know for the exams on the whiteboard in my brain thanks starjump starfish sincerely sprite

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memory elephant at work

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memory elephant at work 2 dear starjump starfish this is really great the memory elephant has written stuff on the whiteboard in my mind that i hadn t even realized that i had memorized sincerely sprite

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memory elephant in overdrive dear starjump starfish it s beginning to look like `a beautiful mind here the memory elephant filled up the whiteboard and then he started painting on the walls and some of the stuff i don t even need to remember any more and the memory elephant has lost my history notes i am sure he should have them but he says i didn t ever give them to him how can i make the memory elephant show me the memories i need when i need them sincerely sprite.

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memory elephant in overdrive 2 hi again starjump starfish i just noticed that i put a red bow on the memory elephant s toe so he would remember something important at first i could not remember what the the bow represented but then i remembered that the bow is made of the same material as the steep learning curve and that lead me to all the mind maps which jo made in tony buzan s imindmap http www.imindmap.com and now i can find a whole lot of the stuff i needed to remember i found jo s mind map about de bono s 6 action shoes but i still have not found the history notes and the memory elephant still says i did not give them to him sincerely sprite

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memory elephant in overdrive 3 dear starjump starfish i have found the mind map which could be the key to all my memories it is the feetspeak:2e shoes quest map which is the overview of the feetspeak program it has signposts and little pictures on it to show all the milestones on the journey i have given the memory elephant a telescope and we will be able to focus on the different memories one by one maybe i will find my history notes hidden along the teaching strategies road sincerely sprite

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is there a dimmer switch for the memory elephant help starjump starfish i can t find the control panel on the memory elephant there must be some way to turn him off or at least turn him down a bit whenever the memory elephant brings a memory picture into focus with the telescope i don t just remember how the scene looked but i can hear all the sounds and smell the smells i hate hospital smells and feel all the sensations and the emotions i even feel queasy now just thinking about it it is like being right back there again i don t want to do this now i just want the stupid elephant to give me back my history notes sprite

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advice from starjump starfish i need not have worried that sprite had completely given up on studying for the history exam i found that she had received a reply from starjump starfish maxine cowie in the comments box and was trying to implement the advice she had been given starjump starfish said you ve had a lovely time sprite avoiding your history notes visiting mrs p and listening to stories and reading stephanie tolan s change your story fantastic you know why because stephanie is right did you know if you have a picture in your mind that makes you feel no good try changing the picture and see what happens now about the history notes i guess when you were in class you didn t know how to put the information into your memory elephant no wonder the memory elephant said he doesn t have them ok next time you are in class and your teacher is talking about something you have to remember why don t you try building one of jo s fantastic mind maps with pictures and colours and words and lines and anything else that you can draw onto your whiteboard to help you remember take what she is saying and be creative with how you record it on the whiteboard in your mind i ll guarantee your memory elephant will be able to find it for you when you need it ps don t forget to visualize the picture that you draw on your whiteboard you might even want to put that picture into a special history box in your mind there you go see what you can do with that and get back to me you need a dimmer switch hmmm so do i but i haven t been able to find a dimmer switch are you sure you want a dimmer switch if you dim down all the nasty things you see and feel you will also dim down all the fantastic things you see and feel do you really want to be dimmer?

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is there a dimmer switch for the memory elephant 2 dear starjump starfish i did try to design a dimmer switch for the memory elephant i tied his trunk in a knot so he would not be able to smell as well and i put a volume control slider on him for his trumpet this is what it looked like but it upset emotional the dabrowski dog she said it was cruel and wrong to dampen down senses and emotions and the she would report me to the r.s.p.c.m.e the royal society for the prevention of cruelty to memory elephants and it didn t really work properly anyway so i put the memory elephant back to the default settings then the memory elephant was so happy he went on a creativity retrieval binge and kept me awake all night that is the circles bubbles balloons series apparently there will be a triangles and pyramids series coming soon sincerely sprite

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please remember campaign when i saw this entry from jennifer goddard of fuzz2buzz http www.fuzz2buzz.com on twitter i thought that it sounded like a good memory tip i mentioned it to sprite so that she could tell the memory elephant but sprite was more interested in the `campaign part of the message and called up her group of marchers to give support to the campaign the party planning was put on hold and the history study pushed even further into the background as sprite repainted the signs and organized her troops i noticed that columbus cheetah seemed to have a better understanding of the issue this time although he still put his own spin on his message the origami secretary bird said it was `all about taking affirmative action and jen e wren was participating in this campaign.

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