Flocabulary & Nearpod, EdTech Power Duo: How Do Both Platforms Increase Engagement?

Flocabulary & Nearpod, EdTech Power Duo: How do both platforms increase engagement?

If you know Nearpod, you know why we’re so excited about becoming part of their fam — engagement for days! But in case you’ve never used or even heard of Nearpod, here are some firsthand accounts from Nearpod and Flocab co-users to help you understand why they fit together perfectly. Before you combine two tools, you have to know why they’re valuable individually. Below, we asked what makes Flocabulary and Nearpod so great as standalone classroom tools.

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Power In Poems: Engaging Students With Poetry Instruction

Power in Poems: Engaging students with poetry instruction

For April’s #FlocabChat, we talked about how poetry  can help students hone a variety of skills, such as analytical thinking, artistic expression, creative writing and public speaking. There are so many ways that poetry can be used in the classroom, and more than that, there are many mediums (like hip-hop) whose texts can be read and analyzed as poetry.  Flocabulary offers several lessons about poetry, but as many educators in our community point out, Flocabulary's content is poetry. To delve into why, see some of the chat's highlights below. The chat was led by Platinum MCEducator Megan Forbes, or as…

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Test Prep With Flocabulary: 6 Tips For Navigating Testing Season

Test Prep with Flocabulary: 6 Tips for Navigating Testing Season

As high-stakes testing season approaches, the classroom can become a whirlwind of test prep. With these tests drawing nearer and nearer, it’s important for teachers to focus on more than just content because there's more to being prepared than just knowing all the answers. Students must be able to deal with stress and anxiety, have good studying habits and practice the act of taking a test itself. But how do you address these skills in the classroom? We asked teachers this very question, and here’s what we found.

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Flocabulary And Black History Month: Teacher-Tested Best Practices

Flocabulary and Black History Month: Teacher-Tested Best Practices

#BlackHistoryMonth is an important time for teachers to highlight both the struggles and the vast achievements of black figures in history. Teachers may look to our handy compilation of Flocabulary’s Black History Month content for inspiration, however, with so much material and history, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To break down our content further, we asked teachers for ideas and tips on using Flocab during Black History Month. Starting broadly and working into more specific applications, these are some best practices for using Flocabulary to teach Black History.

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Showcase Student Voice With Lyric Lab

Showcase Student Voice With Lyric Lab

Over the summer, I had the honor and privilege to attend Flipgrid’s Student Voice Conference in Minnesota. At the event, I was able to hear the always inspiring Matt Miller speak. This is not the first nor the last time, but every time I watch him present, I leave with inspiration and motivation to do better for my kids and my teachers. During his keynote, he said something that has stuck with me since. We often advocate for student voice, by saying things such as “let’s give our students a voice.” But Matt’s statement rings so true. They already have…

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