8 Ways To Use Flocabulary To Make Learning Fun And Impactful

8 ways to 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 provide opportunities to engage in exciting, culturally responsive learning activities. Forming intentional relationships also helps to create a…

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Power In Poems: Engaging Students With Poetry Instruction

Power in Poems: Engaging students with poetry instruction

For April’s #FlocabChat, we talked about how poetry can help students hone a variety of skills, such as analytical thinking, artistic expression, creative writing and public speaking. There are so many ways that poetry can be used in the classroom, and more than that, there are many mediums (like hip-hop) whose texts can be read and analyzed as poetry. Explore how to use Flocabulary to teach poetry on this blog post.  Flocabulary offers several lessons about poetry, but as many educators in our community point out, Flocabulary's content is poetry. To delve into why, see some of the chat's highlights…

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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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Use This Flocabulary Guide To Ignite Your Summer PD

Use this Flocabulary guide to ignite your summer PD

We understand that using any new tool can be overwhelming. Enter: Summer Spark! This resource will walk you through various training and PD offerings, in small chunks, and will provide you with a map for getting up to speed. Through Summer Spark, you can get more involved with the Flocab community and join in conversations with other educators about using Flocabulary for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope you’re ready to ignite your back-to-school planning! Let’s get started.

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Lyric Lab In Action: Flocabulary & Project-Based Learning

Lyric Lab in Action: Flocabulary & Project-Based Learning

I originally learned about Flocabulary when I attended ISTE last summer in Chicago and went to the Flocabulary concert. Both the energy and message were so inspiring to me. I came back to school in the fall knowing I HAD to get more teachers involved in using this amazing and engaging tool. A great way to do this was by creating a Lyric Lab option for our 10th graders’ yearly personal project.

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