Learning vocabulary is an important part of a student’s development process, but vocabulary instruction can be a challenge for educators—especially when it comes to making it effective and engaging.
Being a teacher today is one tough business. We are teaching in a world where social media is king and our content seems to be less and less appealing to our kids. Finding ways to bring content to our students, engage students and grab their attention is vital to our survival as teachers. We are constantly trying to keep up with trends that seem to change hourly. Though the list of ways to expand student engagement is ever evolving, here are a few tips you can try!
At Flocabulary, our core goals include creating an equitable and inclusive work culture for our employees while promoting critical thinking and social and emotional learning to the students we reach. That’s why we’re looking to explore big, important topics at SXSW 2018 next year—topics that explore how race and diversity impact tech, music and classroom domains. At a time when the public discourse requires cultural competence, these conversations are more important than ever. Explore our proposed sessions for SXSW 2018 below—then cast your vote for your favorite (or all three). We need your help to bring these dialogues to the SXSW…
As a technology teacher, students know that I love computers and all things techy. For Teacher Appreciation Week, a first grader gave me a thumb drive. Tech can be so fun and can be great for personalized learning. That being said, I am actually not a proponent of tech for the sake of tech. I’ve even put up posters like the image below around my school to make the point that technology is not best used as a babysitter. Bottom line: Kiddos at computers are not rotisserie chickens. You can't "set them and forget them."
Team Flocab has been hard at work these past few months, bringing you new features and updates that will help you teach content area vocabulary. Our new assignable vocabulary cards and unit redesign were built to make teaching standards-based content and skills through the Flocabulary platform smoother and easier. Here’s an overview: