In case you missed our Instagram Story on Monday, members of the Flocab team made a trip down to Texas to visit some amazing students at Carver Elementary School and their incredible teacher (and Flocabulary MC Educator), Melody McAllister. What's more, our friends at CBS This Morning joined us to learn more about how students are using hip-hop to making learning engaging, fun and effective!
The rumors are true, y’all. The Flocabulary mobile app is now available to download on iOS and Android, and is compatible on both phones and tablets! The mobile app is built to bring Flocabulary outside of the classroom, where kids and teens can browse Flocab’s 850+ units on their own time. We’re excited to launch our mobile-exclusive vocabulary challenge activity, too!
Today kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week, and Team Flocab is excited to celebrate educators today, all week, and—let's be real—all year, too. A few of us from different teams across the company spent some time reflecting on teachers that left an impact on us, and why (reasons range from trumpet to world traveling!). Check it out:
I have the privilege of teaching adorable kiddos about STEM -- specifically technology. Generally, they’re fans of it. There’s definitely more than one hopeful future SnapChat engineer in the midst. However, sometimes even tech class isn’t a basket full of puppies in terms of student engagement. As a first grader innocently asked earlier this year, “But Mr. Mishleau, where’s the fun tech stuff?” That one evidence point told me it was time to turn the spiciness level up and pull out all the engagement stops! Here are five strategies I’ve tried to get students excited about STEM:
Big news! We’re proud to announce the release of our Text to Speech tool. You can now have highlighted text read aloud on any page on Flocabulary.