The Flocab team skipped a few pool parties these past few months – we spent the summer hard at work! Since last fall, we’ve added nearly 100 new units to support learning across the curriculum, and we’re not slowing down! As you kick off the first few weeks of school, here’s a recap of the new things you’ll find on Flocabulary.
The Week in Rap Junior
We just launched our weekly news program for students in grades K-5, The Week in Rap Junior! With a new video, standards-based exercises and a shout-out contest each week, the series connects real-world news to elementary science and social studies curricula and promotes the development of important skills like reading, writing and critical thinking. Read more about The Week in Rap Junior in our recent blog post here.
You talked and we listened! We added a new collection of geography units – part of our social studies resources for elementary and middle school – based on popular requests from our educator community. We rolled out new units this summer like “Longitude and Latitude,” “Landforms & Bodies of Water,” “Five Themes of Geography,” and our very latest – “Oceans.” Check ‘em out – and check back soon to see even more!
Social & Emotional Learning
Maybe you’ve seen the first few units in one of newest subjects, SEL! The videos tell relatable narratives – through rhyme of course – to help students learn about topics like bullying, conflict resolution and managing frustration. During the fall, we’ll continue to support learning of more important SEL skills with new units on empathy, managing worry, active listening and more.
Plus – new features: assessment, planning and differentiation!
Over the summer, we announced some major updates to our site with student assessment features and reporting tools for teachers. With auto-graded quizzes now on every unit, educators can assign our units directly to students online! And with a series of reports to check assignment progress and quiz performance, educators can use Flocab to make data-informed decisions for planning instruction. Have questions about how the assessments or new teacher tools work? Check out our FAQ page.
Tell us what you think about Flocab’s freshest in the comments below. And don’t forget – if you’re new to Flocab – you can try our resources free by signing up for a trial here.