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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Implementation Ideas: Engage Every Student Front-of-Classroom

Implementation Ideas: Engage Every Student Front-of-Classroom

It's no secret that Flocabulary works well as a front-of-classroom tool. Our lessons engage students and bring classrooms together. And while our assignable tools are helpful, they are not the end-all-be-all for effective implementation! There are many ways to interact with Flocab lessons in a front-of-class format outside of showing the video lessons—whether that's through Discuss Mode, Read & Respond or other activities! When teachers explore and utilize Flocab's resources, it makes lesson plan creation easier and helps increase students' chances of grasping and learning content. We spoke to Flocabulary educators about their favorite elements that they use in addition to video…

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Flipping The Classroom With Flocabulary: Blended Learning In Action

Flipping the Classroom with Flocabulary: Blended Learning in Action

Philosophy and research have always been the basis of every important decision made about teaching and learning. I believe the most successful teaching and learning should reflect the diversity and ability levels of all students involved. It should be adaptable without losing sight of the intended goals. In today’s classrooms, the world of hardback books and pencils are long gone and the role of the classroom teacher has been transformed from that of a teacher into that of a facilitator. Blended learning has become popular in recent years. Blended learning can be explained as taking a portion of the face-to face instruction…

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Teaching Students About #MeToo

Teaching Students about #MeToo

We know that teaching students about some current events topics can be difficult and even uncomfortable. But we also know that a curriculum grounded in current events gives students a foundation of knowledge to navigate complex issues and become global citizens. That’s why we created the Week in Rap and #FlocabFriday. We want to make it easier for teachers to have vital and challenging conversations about any news story. This is especially important with an issue as sensitive and expansive as #MeToo. #MeToo, as a movement, is about bravery and awareness. But teachers are not immune to the trauma at…

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The Art Of Rhyme Writing

The Art of Rhyme Writing

In order to be a great rapper, you have to have an understanding of how to write rhymes. Mastering rhyme schemes and learning how to utilize slant and near rhymes comes with time and practice, and there are many ways to go about learning the skill. We wanted to explore how different rappers go about writing their rhymes, since the art of rhyming is so crucial to an emcee's style. So we interviewed two of our own Flocab artists, and broke down some bars formulaically.

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