Calling all Google geeks: Flocabulary now integrates with Google Classroom! We’re excited to announce this new feature, which will allow teachers to import any class in Google Classroom into a Flocabulary class. Google Classroom is a learning platform that integrates with schools that use the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) ecosystem, and a lot of teachers have rosters of their students set up in Classroom already.
We recently shared tips and strategies for using Flocabulary for test prep brain breaks. While Flocab is flexible enough to use in short spurts for a breather between prep, many of our features support rigorous test prep, too.
Test taking (and preparation!) can be stressful. In the midst of testing season--and all year long--Flocabulary is here to help. Not only do our 800+ units support your students with understanding core content, but we have several units to prepare students with relevant test-taking skills and terms. That said, taking an occasional brain break provides an opportunity for students to relieve stress from tests while still learning. Flocabulary has plenty of resources to help your students take a breather from test prep while still keeping their gears turning!
When it comes to talking with school colleagues across content areas about literacy, I can’t even count the number of times I have heard, “Oh, I don’t have to worry about that, my ELA teammate has it covered!” I personally believe it is such a common misconception that literacy instruction is just an ELA skill. Has no one else ever heard the expression “It takes a village!”? Well, that village just got some reinforcements in the form of Flocabulary. Literacy can and should be incorporated across all content areas, and Flocabulary can help. You might be asking yourself, “How can…
Perhaps you caught his story on TV: Second grade teacher Michael Bonner made the national spotlight after a video of his students performing and dancing to an original rap about reading went viral. The video was so inspiring, Ellen Degeneres even invited Michael on her show (twice!), highlighting the amazing ways he connects with students and helps them achieve. With the magical classroom culture he's created—and his video-making skills—we had to track this teacher down. We asked Michael about his biggest inspirations as an educator, what his students have taught him, and more.