I recently took a quick poll in my middle school social studies classes. My question pertained to an app I’ve heard about from students. The free app, Musical.ly, is like YouTube for self-created music videos. In my classes, most all hands went up. They were almost all consumers of Musical.ly videos.
Vocabulary has been the bread and butter of Flocabulary since its inception (where'd you think we got our name from?). We are firm believers in and advocates for effective and engaging vocabulary instruction as a springboard to long-term student achievement.
On September 13, we hosted our very first #FlocabChat on Twitter! Shoutout to our inaugural host, Flocab MC & longtime friend, Jon Smith, who led us in our new chat adventure fearlessly and enthusiastically. We were overwhelmed not only by the awesome response, but by the quality of ideas that were exchanged between members of the Flocab community.
What do you do when the UN calls and asks you to write and perform a rap song for hundreds of students, distinguished Nobel laureates, and celebs like Stevie Wonder, Leo DiCaprio and Michael Douglas? Well at Flocabulary, we go forth and rap!
"In west Philadelphia born and raised…" I would bet each one of you, without thinking, finished off the line. Music has an astonishing way of sticking in our minds, and for that reason rap and learning go great together. With their rich collection of songs that fit into just about any lesson, Flocabulary makes incorporating rap into your class super easy. While listening and rapping along are a common scene in my class, I love to give my students the opportunity to become rappers themselves by having them write their own academic raps. Here are 5 (+1 extra!) reasons every student…