The rumors are true, y’all. The Flocabulary mobile app is now available to download on iOS and Android, and is compatible on both phones and tablets! The mobile app is built to bring Flocabulary outside of the classroom, where kids and teens can browse Flocab’s 850+ units on their own time. We’re excited to launch our mobile-exclusive vocabulary challenge activity, too!
Today kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week, and Team Flocab is excited to celebrate educators today, all week, and—let's be real—all year, too. A few of us from different teams across the company spent some time reflecting on teachers that left an impact on us, and why (reasons range from trumpet to world traveling!). Check it out:
I have the privilege of teaching adorable kiddos about STEM -- specifically technology. Generally, they’re fans of it. There’s definitely more than one hopeful future SnapChat engineer in the midst. However, sometimes even tech class isn’t a basket full of puppies in terms of student engagement. As a first grader innocently asked earlier this year, “But Mr. Mishleau, where’s the fun tech stuff?” That one evidence point told me it was time to turn the spiciness level up and pull out all the engagement stops! Here are five strategies I’ve tried to get students excited about STEM:
Big news! We’re proud to announce the release of our Text to Speech tool. You can now have highlighted text read aloud on any page on Flocabulary.
Breaking news: The education space is constantly shifting. (Kidding, we know you don’t need us to tell you that.) Whether it’s ed tech, policy, or financing, Flocabulary strives to keep on top of issues and trends that matter to educators. We’ve kept a close pulse on social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past few years, and what we’ve learned is teaching students skills beyond what they can derive from a textbook is key to a student’s success in school and in life. Educators must now prepare students for careers in a soft skills economy with rapidly changing technology, likely…