Recently in Montgomery ISD, grades K-5 instructional coaches were given the task of training all teachers on how to use Flocabulary. The coaching team met to decide what approach to take with our teachers, since Flocabulary had been purchased and used by them the previous year. It soon became clear that although some of the coaches had used Flocabulary before, no one in the group had received any formal training on the program. We decided that we would first need a webinar training from Flocabulary in order to do justice to the program. We were spot on with that decision—it was…
Last year Julia, one of our awesome Customer Success Managers here at Flocab HQ, heard an impressive story from Pamela Ferrill, a 5th grade ESL teacher in Madison, WI—namely, how Flocabulary was central in helping her students hit their language acquisition targets. Julia sat down with Pamela to learn more about her robust integration of Flocabulary tools with her own ESL instructional techniques, and the impact she saw as a result. We want to share her strategies with you, too; here's what we learned:
Last month, a Flocabulary team member stumbled upon a Facebook video from Melinda Nwoye: “The Lie.” It stopped us in our tracks—watch it here yourself to learn why.
During last month’s #FlocabChat, we talked about all things app smashing—using two or more edtech tools together in the classroom. Simple as that! We covered a lot of ground, so we thought we’d pull out some key highlights and tips for our Flocab community. Here are some of the tools that our #FlocabChat friends suggested (in addition to some of our own tips).
As you may have guessed, Flocab is a HUGE advocate for incorporating music into the classroom. It has been known to increase student engagement which, in turn, increases knowledge retention and student mastery. Need some creative ways to include music as a part of your instruction? We’ve compiled some popular and effective practices to get your students’ heads bobbing while they learn!