Computer Science Education Week With Flocabulary!

Computer Science Education Week with Flocabulary!

Computer Science Education Week is an annual event that aims to excite students around the world about computer science with the chance to participate in an Hour of Code. Give every student the opportunity to learn about computer science with rap-infused lessons. Use these lessons to spark curiosity, build foundational skills and introduce coding and computer science. Coding This lesson reviews  the top 10 reasons to code  while providing an introduction to computer programming. In the video, students will learn about the different types of work computer programmers do and some of the perks of a career in coding. Explore lesson Coding: Algorithms Algorithms…

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Banned Books Week: What’s The Hype?

Banned books week: what’s the hype?

Flocab LOVES librarians! I mean, we even have a whole rap about it. And this is a special week for our favorite book-loving friends. Between September 27th and October 3rd, bookworms all over the country celebrate Banned Books Week!  So why are librarians putting on their party hats for a bunch of banned and challenged books?  According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read. The week brings the topic of censorship into focus, and celebrates that despite some texts being banned, most books have remained available, allowing continued access to information,…

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What Are Common Core Standards For Flocabulary Language Arts?

What are common core standards for Flocabulary language arts?

The Common Core English Language Arts standards spiral learning in a smart way. A new concept is introduced in one grade, and then practiced in later grades as students work slowly and confidently toward mastery. And Flocabulary's ELA songs and videos will help teachers to introduce and practice everything from vocabulary to grammar to reading and writing strategies. Read on to see the Common Core alignment for our ELA songs or view our math CCSSS alignment here. You can click on each image to view the aligned song or video! Vocabulary Alignment Increased vocabulary is crucial for reading in all…

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Back-to-School With Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas For Your First Week

Back-to-School with Flocabulary: Tips & Ideas for Your First Week

Welcome to back-to-school season with Flocab! We know you're busy preparing for your students, and we're here to help you by providing lesson plan ideas to incorporate into your curriculum. We’ve created lesson plans to complement and enhance your instruction, whether you're introducing concepts, mastering key terms and ideas or establishing a positive classroom culture. Oh, and each lesson plan is standards-aligned, so keeping students engaged and on-track just got easier.

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Classroom Design And Student Engagement

Classroom Design and Student Engagement

Engaging learning spaces are as much about physical and interior design as it is instructional: one study found that the physical space of schools can positively (or negatively) affect a student’s academic performance by as much as 25% in one school year. Businesses are moving away from the Office Space days of cubicles and fluorescent lighting, opting instead for couches, standing desks, bean bags and other methods of creating comfortable environments. (In fact, I’m writing this sprawled out on a couch tucked away in a cozy corner of Flocab HQ.)  The same should go for classrooms, and yet it has…

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