In case you missed our Instagram Story on Monday, members of the Flocab team made a trip down to Texas to visit some amazing students at Carver Elementary School and their incredible teacher (and Flocabulary MC Educator), Melody McAllister. What's more, our friends at CBS This Morning joined us to learn more about how students are using hip-hop to making learning engaging, fun and effective!
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:
At Flocabulary, we’re always looking for exciting ways to boost student engagement. After hearing from educators (and a vision to try something new), we’re excited to share an initial roll-out of karaoke-style Flocabulary videos! Now, your students can test their hip-hop chops with the Flocab pros by rapping along to actual Flocabulary videos. We’ve created karaoke-style videos for several popular Flocabulary units for you to try out with your students. Watch them below:
Every Friday morning, teachers find a shiny new Week in Rap or Week in Rap Junior announcement sitting in their inbox. Our weekly current events units are a favorite among Flocabulary users, and we hear (and see!) lots of excitement from teachers and students every week.
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!