If you know Nearpod, you know why we’re so excited about becoming part of their fam — engagement for days! But in case you’ve never used or even heard of Nearpod, here are some firsthand accounts from Nearpod and Flocab co-users to help you understand why they fit together perfectly. Before you combine two tools, you have to know why they’re valuable individually. Below, we asked what makes Flocabulary and Nearpod so great as standalone classroom tools.
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.
Yes. He's done it again ladies and gentlemen. Frequent Flocab contributor and educational rap maven MC LaLa is back with an awesome, original music video and song on one of the most important documents in American history. As always, a very big thanks to Peter DiLalla, a.k.a. MC LaLa for this contribution to the Hip-Hop Classroom. Video:
Check this out: three 5th graders put together an awesome hip-hop song that big-ups college and higher learning. They collaborated with the celebrated Menahan Street Band (which has contributed tracks to Jay-Z, as well as working with greats like Sharon Jones and the Budos Band) - and were featured on NPR! Challenge your students to write their own academic (or otherwise meaningful and classroom appropriate) rhymes - it's a fantastic higher-order thinking activity, and gives your kids a chance to shine while working on their writing skills! Read the article and listen to the song HERE. Direct link to the…
A fantastic addition to the educational hip-hop canon: "One Minute to Save the Earth"by Dan Bull. This is his entry into the 1minutetosavetheearth short film competition, and he raps 30 tips to help stave off climate change catastrophe - all in one minute!