Showcase Student Voice With Lyric Lab

Showcase Student Voice With Lyric Lab

Over the summer, I had the honor and privilege to attend Flipgrid’s Student Voice Conference in Minnesota. At the event, I was able to hear the always inspiring Matt Miller speak. This is not the first nor the last time, but every time I watch him present, I leave with inspiration and motivation to do better for my kids and my teachers. During his keynote, he said something that has stuck with me since. We often advocate for student voice, by saying things such as “let’s give our students a voice.” But Matt’s statement rings so true. They already have…

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8 Ways I Use Flocabulary To Make Learning Fun And Impactful

8 Ways I Use Flocabulary to Make Learning Fun and Impactful

I am a firm believer that children are most successful when they have smiles on their faces and are given the opportunity to have a voice. In order for meaningful learning to occur, engagement must exist first. Anyone can stand at the front of a classroom and deliver content; many educators may be able to produce academic results by doing just that. However, in order to have a lasting impact, I feel that it is absolutely necessary to focus on relationships and providing opportunities to engage in exciting, culturally-relevant learning activities. Forming intentional relationships also helps to create a positive…

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#ISTE18: Flocab Brought The House Down In Chi-Town

#ISTE18: Flocab Brought the House Down in Chi-Town

Now that we've had time to reflect on all the amazing things that happened at #ISTE18, we've prepared this run-down blog post for those of us who are trying to relive the excitement, as well as for those who couldn't make it to Chicago. We tried a lot of new things at #ISTE18. We ditched the booth, threw some fantastic parties and got to hear from our teachers and students - which was definitely the highlight for us. If you're part of the #NotAtISTE crew, don't worry. We've got a recap for you, with plenty of videos and photos of the highlights…

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Build Vocabulary (and A Beat) With Our New Vocab Game

Build Vocabulary (and a Beat) with Our New Vocab Game

We're super excited to introduce you to our newest feature, the Vocab Game! The Vocab Game is an additional way for students to practice a lesson’s vocabulary through multiple contexts. Students can build a beat by successfully identifying images, completing sentences, matching definitions and selecting synonyms for the lesson’s vocabulary words. This feature is also automatically graded, and features Comprehension Analysis, which allows teachers to assess the performance of individual students and the class after assigning the activity.

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How I Use “Word Up” In My Elementary Classroom

How I Use “Word Up” In My Elementary Classroom

If you need a fun way to integrate vocabulary into your instruction, look no further! Word Up is a research-based, standards-aligned resource that is proven to raise scores on state reading tests. My students absolutely adore being able to sing and dance along with the lessons. Besides the catchy songs and beats, one of the best features is the lyrics on screen. The lyrics are on every video, and help students recognize the words they are singing. They also aid ELL students. By the end of each video, my students can sing the songs by heart and often beg to revisit their favorites. Flocabulary has…

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