Flocabulary And Black History Month: Teacher-Tested Best Practices

Flocabulary and Black History Month: Teacher-Tested Best Practices

#BlackHistoryMonth is an important time for teachers to highlight both the struggles and the vast achievements of black figures in history. Teachers may look to our handy compilation of Flocabulary’s Black History Month content for inspiration, however, with so much material and history, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To break down our content further, we asked teachers for ideas and tips on using Flocab during Black History Month. Starting broadly and working into more specific applications, these are some best practices for using Flocabulary to teach Black History.

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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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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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Using Hip-Hop To Bring Social Awareness Into The Art Room

Using Hip-Hop to Bring Social Awareness into the Art Room

“They say I gotta learn, but nobody’s here to teach me. If they can’t understand it, how can they reach me?” - Coolio As an art instructor in the south, I try to reach my students where they’re at, using what they love. At our school in Knoxville, Tennessee, we have a big population of students who love rap music. So when I came across Flocabulary at an Arts Integration Conference some years back, I couldn’t help but feel it would be well-received. I want my students to have a direct connection to and an interest in what they learn, and…

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