How Hip-Hop Can Transform Our Classrooms

How Hip-Hop Can Transform Our Classrooms

For February’s #FlocabChat, we talked about hip-hop’s ability to transform classrooms and enhance lesson plans. While we covered a lot in our discussion, we wanted to break it down even further, as the benefits of using hip-hop within education are endless. A quick shout out to MC Educator Joquetta Johnson, our fearless discussion leader and hip-hop ed advocate! Her questions were thought-provoking and prompted a great conversation. If you missed the chat, we’ve compiled all of it here.

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  • December 21, 2010

Our Gift to You: The Year in Rap… Happy Holidays!

What a year... Thank you all for making 2010 so great. And thank you for the incredible work you do, day in and day out. From all of us at Flocabulary: Happy holidays. We feel truly blessed to be part of a community of students, parents and educators who care. With your support, we'll be able to help even more students in 2011. Here is a little present. And like a department store, we gift rap. Enjoy - see you next decade!

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  • October 20, 2010

Photosynthesis Rap – Teacher Made :)

Shout out to Gretchen Shary from San Antonio, TX for sharing this awesome home-made rap. Photosynthesis can be touch for students to wrap their minds around - not to mention all the content-area vocabulary! Just goes to show how fun and effective writing academic rhymes can be, for students and teachers both. By the way, Gretchen has a cool story. After getting a BS in Biology, she went on to get certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology in Microbiology, worked in the local county hospital microbiology lab and then for a private microbiology lab. Putting her love of…

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  • October 14, 2010

The Week in Rap – Free Every Friday!

If you didn't know, now you know: by the time you're pouring OJ on Friday morning, there's a brand new, TOTALLY AWESOME, current events rap music video waiting for you at the Week in Rap That's right folks: In 2 minutes, Flocabulary gives you a week's worth of current events, rapped and loaded with relevant, engaging educational power. Subscribe to get the link emailed to you every week. Or just come by the site with on Fridays, and enjoy. You're welcome.

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