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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Flocabulary

Want to learn more about Flocabulary? You’re in the right place! At Flocabulary, we aim to accelerate learning and academic vocabulary through rigorous and authentically engaging instructional experiences. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about using Flocabulary in the classroom.

New to Flocabulary? Teachers can sign up for a trial to access our lesson videos and assessment activities. Administrators can get in touch with us to learn more about unlocking the full power of Flocabulary through Flocabulary Plus.

Yes, Flocabulary does require a subscription for full access to features and content. We offer several subscription plans to accommodate different needs, whether you’re an individual teacher, a school, or a district. For teachers, we offer a free trial for Flocabulary Lite so you can experience the power of Flocabulary before purchasing. For detailed pricing information and to find the plan that’s right for you, visit our Pricing Page.

A lite trial allows educators to experience all of the same engaging lessons and resources that come with Flocabulary Lite, free for 30 days. This gives you a risk-free way to see how it can transform your classroom through engaging instruction.  

With a site trial, your entire school or district can experience the power of Flocabulary. A site trial requires a conversation with your school or district’s administration. This conversation will help us set up a trial to allow you to get the most out of Flocabulary.

Flocabulary Plus includes everything that Lite has and much more. It offers a comprehensive set of features designed to enhance teaching and learning, such as:

  • 300+ Flocabulary Mixes: Create customized lessons by combining comprehension skill videos and video texts.
  • 200+ Nearpod Originals: Engaging video lessons that leverage storytelling, humor, and relatable hosts.
  • Break It Down: An interactive activity that helps students cite evidence from video texts to support their claims.
  • Practice Sets: Auto-generated and customized practice sets for students.
  • Student Accounts: Provide access to assignments, videos, and activities.
  • Classes and Assignments: Tools for class management, lesson assignment, and results reporting.
  • Co-Teachers: Allows co-teachers to be assigned to classes for collaborative teaching.
  • Performance Dashboards: Offer insights to teachers with data-driven recommendations for practice sets.
  • Administrator Dashboards: Provide districtwide performance insights.
  • LMS Integrations: Compatible with all major LMS platforms via LTI, including Google Classroom, Clever, and Classlink.
  • Dedicated Support: Includes a dedicated Customer Success Manager and training.

For more information, visit our Pricing Page.

To utilize Flocabulary effectively as a student, we recommend checking out our comprehensive guide on How to Teach Your Students to Use Flocabulary. This resource covers everything you need to know to teach your students how to use Flocabulary so you maximize their learning experience.

Log in to your Flocabulary account and look at the top-right corner to see what type of account you have. It will say “Lite” or “Plus.” For more information on your account type, hover over your name, then click on My Profile > Subscription Info.

Yes, view Flocabulary’s Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service and License.

Absolutely! Our Flocabulary Certified Educators are passionate educators who have seen Flocabulary’s impact and are committed to our mission to increase academic achievement and foster a love of learning in every student. Learn how to become a Flocabulary Certified Educator!

The Flocabulary content team creates The Week in Rap each week. The majority of the process takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  • Tuesday: The team selects 4-8 stories to cover, researches and summarizes those stories, and sends them to a rapper to write The Week in Rap and Week in Rap Junior. Lyrics are then reviewed, fact-checked, and edited before the song is recorded on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Wednesday: Our audio team finalizes the song and hands it off to the video team to find and edit together footage related to each story.
  • Thursday: The video team shares a first draft of the video for review on Thursday morning. All necessary edits are then incorporated into the video and a new draft is shared for final review. Once final edits have been made, our operations team publishes The Week in Rap and Week in Rap Junior on the site Thursday evening.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Week in Rap creation process, check out this post: Teaching current events: How the Week in Rap is created.

Flocabulary selects vocabulary words through a meticulous process designed to enhance comprehension and engagement. This thoughtful approach ensures that Flocabulary’s vocabulary instruction aligns with students’ learning needs and fosters meaningful language acquisition. If you’re interested in learning more about the vocabulary selection process, check out this post: Flocabulary’s instructional approach: Vocabulary word selection process.

Flocabulary joined the Renaissance family when Renaissance acquired Nearpod in 2021.  As part of the Renaissance Ecosystem, Nearpod and Flocabulary deliver engaging instruction to accelerate growth and ensure every student builds the skills needed to succeed.

There are three ways to create classes on Flocabulary:

  • Flocabulary-Native Classes are created within Flocabulary using the “Create a Class” Button.
  • Google Classroom-Rostered Classes are created in Google Classroom and then synced into Flocabulary via the “Import a Class” button.
  • Auto-Rostered Clever/Classlink Classes are set up on the district level via Clever/Classlink, data is shared with us in Clever/Classlink, and then a nightly sync updates rosters in Flocabulary based on this shared data.

If you want to learn more about creating and rostering classes, check out this article.

Yes. Co-teachers can be added to Flocabulary-Native Classes, Google Classroom-rostered classes, and Auto-Rostered (Clever/Classlink) Classes.

If you want to learn more about co-teaching and how to add co-teachers to each type of class, check out this article.

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New to Flocabulary? Teachers can sign up for a trial to access our lesson videos and assessment activities. Administrators can get in touch with us to learn more about unlocking the full power of Flocabulary through Flocabulary Plus.