Last week Flocabulary was thrilled to participate in NY EdTech Week, an education innovation festival. The day was filled with all sorts of panel discussions and workshops from ed tech entrepreneurs, including remarks from NYU professor David Kirkland and a memorable story from Flocabulary CEO Alex Rappaport. Of course, we brought some fun to the stage, too, with a live performance of Earth Layers & Plate Tectonics from Ike Ramos. (You might remember Ike from our UN performance in September, too.) Catch all the highlights from this exciting day in our recap vid below!
It's been a busy year here at Flocab HQ. From rap battles at ISTE to launching our Flocabulary MC Educator community program, we've strived to bring you top-notch educational hip-hop, practical instructional tools and features, and of course a whole lotta fun. Y'all know that we're constantly adding new units to Flocabulary's library, with good stuff like videos, Read & Respond passages, Pause & Play discussion prompts and Lyric Lab writing activities.
Computer Science Education Week is quickly approaching on Monday, December 5. We're especially pumped this year for two reasons: 1. We’ve teamed up with Code.org to bring select Flocabulary units and elementary lesson plans to their awesome repository of teaching resources. Check them out here. 2. All of our Technology & Engineering units are unlocked through December 11, so you can introduce an Hour of Code in your school or classroom with ease (and also hip-hop)! Along with these units, we've also compiled our coding lesson plans for you all in one place.
Did you know that the National Center for Education Statistics found that English Language Learners (ELLs) account for 9.3% of the US student population? That’s 4.5 million students! We hear from many teachers of ELLs that our product is a great fit for their classrooms. We love that, and we are acutely aware of the growing needs of ELLs and their teachers who support them in their academic careers—which is why we are thrilled to be among the winners of the NewSchools Venture Fund Ignite English Language Learning Challenge. It's a bit of a mouthful, but this grant will enable us…
With over 750 videos and counting, the Flocabulary team likes to remix an old Apple adage when talking about the depth and breadth of our content: “There’s a Flocab for that.” That said, we know it can be challenging, especially for lower elementary teachers, to find Flocab content that is accessible to their students and relevant to their curriculum.