Develop Reading Skills With Flocabulary’s New Feature, Read & Respond

Develop Reading Skills with Flocabulary’s New Feature, Read & Respond

The Flocabulary team has been working diligently over the past year to bring exciting and practical new features to classrooms this fall. (Some of you may have seen a preview at ISTE!) We launched these features just this week, and to familiarize you with our shiny new Flocab, we’re sharing the low-down on each of our new features on the blog.

To start, let’s review our new reading feature, Read & Respond. This new addition to Flocabulary’s instructional sequence empowers students to develop close reading and content area literacy skills in select Flocabulary units, and we’re pretty pumped to share it with you.

How Read & Respond Works

Read & Respond provides short, assignable reading passages and practice questions that are based on content presented in the unit’s video and lyrics. Students can dive deeper and think more critically about the unit’s content and simultaneously practice their reading skills. Read & Respond passages are based on both fiction and non-fiction texts, and the workflow emulates a similar structure to what students will experience on high-stakes tests.  

To keep the learning experience streamlined, students answer questions right within the Flocabulary unit. Here’s a glimpse of how Read & Respond works:

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Tweets From The Floor: An ISTE 2016 Twitter Recap

Tweets from the Floor: An ISTE 2016 Twitter Recap

We had an amazing time at the ISTE conference in Denver this year! From previewing new features to epic educator rap battles and mini PD sessions on writing academic rhymes, there was tons to see and enjoy at Booth 920. Thanks to everyone who helped make it awesome.

Did you miss out on some of our sessions at the booth? Or, maybe you weren’t able to swing by our rap battle or live performances due to a crazy schedule? Perhaps you were among the #NotAtISTE16 group?

However you enjoyed ISTE, we’ve compiled some of our favorite videos, photos and tweets from the conference to share so you can catch up on all the Flocab happenings. Read on!

Educator Rap Battle & Live Performances

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We’re Heading To #ISTE2016! Here’s What’s Happening At The Flocab Booth…

We’re heading to #ISTE2016! Here’s what’s happening at the Flocab booth…

At Flocab, we love the opportunity to hang with teachers. Our inspiration levels are at an all time high when we connect innovative educators out there who share their suggestions, stories and passions. That’s one of the reasons we’re stoked to take off to Denver this weekend to kick it with edtech savvy educators from around the world at #ISTE2016!

Will you be at ISTE too? Don’t miss the Flocab crew at booth 920—we’ve got some awesome things planned. Check out our ISTE 2016 highlights below, and don’t forget to follow along on Twitter!

Sessions and PD
Our staff will lead sessions regularly throughout the conference:

  • “Flocab 411” will give visitors a crash course on all things Flocabulary, plus a glimpse at our newest features.
  • Our “Tap into WRAP” sessions will teach educators the secret to the Flocab rap formula, so they can work with students in the classroom to create their own educational rhymes!

We’ll also host a number of feature sessions led by Flocab MC Educators—check out the schedule below:


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Heading To ISTE? Join Us In A Flocab Rap Battle!

Heading to ISTE? Join Us in a Flocab Rap Battle!

ISTE is less than two weeks away, and the Flocabulary team is gearing up for an awesome time at Booth 920.

One event we’re really pumped for is our ISTE Rap Battle, but we need your help! Now’s your chance to write and perform your own educational rap with some of Flocabulary’s very own rappers. The winner of the rap battle will get a Flocab subscription for their entire school (a $1,600 value), a Flocabulary Prize Pack for themselves, and bragging rights for the foreseeable future.

Want in? Here’s how to enter…

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