How I Use “Word Up” In My Elementary Classroom

How I Use “Word Up” In My Elementary Classroom

If you need a fun way to integrate vocabulary into your instruction, look no further! Word Up is a research-based, standards-aligned resource that is proven to raise scores on state reading tests. My students absolutely adore being able to sing and dance along with the lessons. Besides the catchy songs and beats, one of the best features is the lyrics on screen. The lyrics are on every video, and help students recognize the words they are singing. They also aid ELL students. By the end of each video, my students can sing the songs by heart and often beg to revisit their favorites. Flocabulary has…

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Representation, Diversity & Inclusion: How We Approach Diversity In Our Content

Representation, Diversity & Inclusion: How We Approach Diversity in Our Content

Representation matters, whether it’s in a big Hollywood blockbuster or a classroom. Flocabulary's videos are shown to students around the world of different ages, ethnicities, abilities and genders. It is important to us here at Flocab HQ to support every student’s identity by creating content with diverse characters, so that students can see themselves in our lessons. We love when educators share their students' excitement with how we portray diversity and inclusion in our lessons. Check out this story that MC Educator Andrea Runnels posted in our Facebook Group:

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Flipping The Classroom With Flocabulary: Blended Learning In Action

Flipping the Classroom with Flocabulary: Blended Learning in Action

Philosophy and research have always been the basis of every important decision made about teaching and learning. I believe the most successful teaching and learning should reflect the diversity and ability levels of all students involved. It should be adaptable without losing sight of the intended goals. In today’s classrooms, the world of hardback books and pencils are long gone and the role of the classroom teacher has been transformed from that of a teacher into that of a facilitator. Blended learning has become popular in recent years. Blended learning can be explained as taking a portion of the face-to face instruction…

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Connecting Students And Community: Using Social Media In The Classroom

Connecting Students and Community: Using Social Media in the Classroom

In today’s world, social media can often be seen with negative connotations, but I have learned that social media has the power to transform your classroom culture if you give it the chance. I recently moved to a new district, and I remember feeling frustrated when I learned that I was required to create a classroom Facebook page. I felt like it was just another thing on a teacher's to-do list. My supervisor told me, “It is an open door. We are giving parents a chance to see what really happens. How will they know unless we show them?” It sounds silly, but this…

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