ISTE 2017 Recap Post (1)

Here’s What Went Down with Flocab at ISTE 2017

For many educators, ISTE is the biggest conference of the year. The same goes for Flocabulary! We just returned from 3 incredible, exhausting-yet-invigorating days on the expo hall floor in San Antonio. Didn’t catch us in the convention center? Maybe you’re part of the #NotAtISTE crew? We’ve got a recap for you, with plenty of videos and photos to check out. Let’s go!

ISTE Student Standards Rap Premiere

During Sunday’s opening keynote, ISTE CEO Richard Culatta shared updates on how the organization has been building its vision, community and learning opportunities over the past year. We were honored to collaborate with ISTE on a Flocabulary rap about the ISTE Standards for Students, which premiered at the keynote.

We’re excited to continue our work with ISTE to bring you more resources for teaching to the ISTE Standards this coming year, too.

Live Performances

Flocabulary’s own Ike and Dillon brought some of your favorite Flocab beats to the expo hall this year. Missed one of their sets? We think these videos speak for themselves…

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Academic Rap Battle

Our second annual ISTE Academic Rap Battle raised the bar even higher than last year. With over 150 entries, Ike and Dillon had their work cut out for them when narrowing it down to just a few finalists. Our emcees kicked it off with a quick fun Flocab freestyle rap to get things going:

We were in awe of the incredible raps these educators put together. Here are some highlights, including a sign language rap from Jared Lopatin, an English teacher at a deaf school in New York, and the champion of our Second Annual Academic Rap Battle, David Kelly, an Instructional Technology Coach of Summerville, SC.

Flocabulary MC Educator Sessions

Two of Flocabulary’s own MC Educators, Amy Storer and Melody McAllister, spoke at our booth about how they’ve used Flocab to support their instruction with elementary education, flipped classrooms, group intervention models, and deepening writing skills through Lyric Lab. We’re so grateful for having them share their stories with ISTE attendees.

From the entire Flocab ISTE 2017 crew, we want to thank you for stopping by our booth this year. ISTE is an amazing conference with seemingly infinite learning opportunities, and we’re grateful to have met the thousands of people who stopped by our booth. Cheers!

Emily Gover

Emily helps lead up Flocabulary's content marketing and community efforts. Outside of the Flocab office, she can be found listening to podcasts, watching Scrubs for the nth time in a row, blogging, traveling, tweeting, or belting out karaoke. She is fluent in memes and gifs, and her favorite Flocab video is "Dracula Junior."

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