Flocabulary’s Summer Recap: An Overview On Our Newest Features & Content

Flocabulary’s Summer Recap: An Overview on Our Newest Features & Content

It’s the season we’ve been waiting for: back-to-school! At Flocabulary, we’ve been busy working on new units, resources and features during the summer. Some of you are back to school already while others have a few weeks of vacation left, but either way, we’re pretty pumped for you to see what we have in store as you get back into learning gear this fall.

Here’s an overview of all the new features and content we’ve rolled out since May to catch up all the folks who haven’t logged into their Flocabulary account much during summer break. So without further ado, let’s get to recapping!

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Vote For Flocabulary At SXSWedu!

Vote for Flocabulary at SXSWedu!

This year, SXSWedu takes place in Austin, TX on March 6-9, 2017 and we’re hoping to make a big splash! We’ve put together – or have been invited to join – a number of interesting and diverse session proposals showcasing different faces and focuses at Flocabulary. To make it to the conference, though, we need your help! Check out a list of sessions featuring members of the Flocab team below, and cast a vote for your favorites! And guess what? You can vote for as many as you like!

Ready to vote? Visit the SXSW PanelPicker and sign-in! Then use the direct links below to find our sessions and place your vote! Thanks for your support, Flocab friends. 😎

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Flocabulary’s Lyric Lab: A Springboard To Student Creativity

Flocabulary’s Lyric Lab: A Springboard to Student Creativity

Flocabulary has always been about innovating student engagement and learning. From our impossibly catchy hip-hop videos, to Pause & Play or assignable quizzes, we’re continuously adding new features to deepen the learning experience for students.

At the forefront of our new Flocab features this coming school year is Lyric Lab, a tool built right within Flocabulary units that allow students to write their own academic rhymes. Our videos engage students, instructional tools let them master content, and now Lyric Lab places writing and creativity at their fingertips. Students can demonstrate content mastery not just through Read & Respond or an assigned quiz, but by applying their knowledge through writing, too.

How Lyric Lab Works

To start, Lyric Lab provides a word bank of key terms covered in the unit’s video, lyrics and content. As students write lines for their raps, suggested rhyming words appear in the right column. See what happens when the first line for a rap on the French Revolution is written:

Not only do perfect rhymes appear in the right column, but students can explore slant rhymes (words with similar sounds) or definitions by highlighting a word right within Lyric Lab. What’s more, Lyric Lab provides dozens of Flocab beats for students to choose from so they can perform their very own raps, live!

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