Do you use Flocabulary in your classroom? If you don’t – you should be! If you haven’t heard of it, it is the most amazing site with videos your kids will soon be singing in the halls. Unlike so many of those videos we come across, these are catchy but not in a way that seems too young for our kiddos who think they are too old for baby songs. Many are rap-like in their beats and all contain educational information that you are searching for ways to make stick.
You might have run across their videos on Pinterest but we encourage you to hop over and explore their whole site. What’s even better is that Flocabulary is currently giving away a FREE 45 day trial for your WHOLE school! Want even more? This week Flocabulary will be giving away an individual teacher subscription via The Curriculum Corner. Follow the link to enter to win AND to get your school’s free 45 day trial: Flocabulary.
This is definitely worth your time. Not only can you access all of the videos, they have added many features geared towards planning, differentiation and intervention. Last month, they announced new features to help educators use Flocabulary to check student comprehension and plan instruction. The new features include online student assessments plus updated dashboards for teachers with reports to view student learning trends. (These features are available for school and district customers only.)
If that isn’t enough, our friends over at Flocabulary have been busy adding around 100 new videos (with activities and quizzes) since last school year. They have also added units on social & emotional learning and geography.
Another new addition is The Week in Rap Junior. It is designed to connect age-appropriate news stories to elementary science and social studies curricula and promotes development of core skills like reading, writing and critical thinking for students in grades K-5. Each week, the series will offer students a new hip-hop video, standards-based exercises, a creative challenge – and the chance for a shout-out in an upcoming video! The first few are free so be sure to check them out.
If you aren’t familiar with Flocabulary, have you hopped over to their site to check it out yet? We cannot emphasize enough how wonderful this resource is. When you are looking at how to spend your classroom dollars (and, in many cases, we know these are out of pocket dollars), this is one resource we would personally put at the very top of our list. Try it out and you’ll be hooked like we are (as will your students!)
If you are already familiar with Flocabulary and just here to sign up to win the teacher subscription, we would love to hear your favorite video and grade level you use it in.
This is a sponsored post written by The Curriculum Corner on behalf of Flocabulary.
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