Sunday, February 7, 2016

Flocabulary in the Classroom

I cannot believe that I had never heard of this website until the company reached out to me and asked me to check them out. I am a huge advocate for promoting tools and resources in the classroom that are authentic, rigorous, and meaningful to my students and to me so when I decided to give Flocabulary a try, I can promise you that I was NOT disappointed. There is so much about the website and the resources that you can find on it that are top notch and my favorite part is that Flocabulary offers what our students are interested in---music, lyrics, and visuals on content that they are learning about in the classroom. 

BOOM! That is gold!

I have partnered up with Flocabulary to bring you something special---a free extended trial to their website! You are going to want to sign up for this....whether you teach 2nd grade or 11th grade....there is something for everyone on this site. Here are my 3 reasons why I LOVE Flocabulary

Because I teach ELA and Social Studies, those are the two areas that we are using the most. However, now that we are getting the hang of the website and the students are falling in love with the videos, we have been using a lot of the other resources on the site. Here are a few of the categories we use and how--

Social Studies Videos---We start our units then introduce the AMAZING videos after a few days inout our unit. We watch the video then we print out the fill-in-the-blank lyrics. The students work in small groups to re-watch the video on iPads and fill in the lyrics. We watch the video one more time and discuss what the lyrics mean and then the lyrics are stored in their interactive notebooks. It has been so impressive to watch the students really grasp and retain information on historical events just by incorporating the Flocabulary raps into our classroom curriculum. 

ELA Videos---We have been working on crafting our five paragraph essays. Flocabulary has a fabulous rap on how to write an essay. The examples, sports references, and overall "flow" of the video has been a game changer for my kiddos. 

Vocabulary--- There is a lot of research out there about the importance of growing and nurturing vocabulary in our learners. Flocabulary has some phenomenal, higher order videos that help expose students to vocab and meanings. We are using these in our RTI blocks, and the kiddos ask for them each week. I always have a proud teacher moment when I hear a student using the vocabulary from the videos in daily conversations or writing. 

Over 700 videos...that speaks for itself. 

Soooooo do you want to experience Flocabuary in your classroom? Check out this offer!!!

When you sign up for a free trial, you are receiving school-wide access for all teachers and staff . Once an educator registers, they’ll be prompted to share the trial with their colleagues! Please make sure that you do this so that everyone at your school, regardless of the grade level or content area, can experience Flocabulary as well! Usually, the free trial is 60 days but you can get a 75 day trial by using the link below---! This offer expires on Feb. 29th. 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up, jump in and be amazed!!

**I am partnering with Flocabulary for this post and the free trial, but all ideas on this post are my own. I really believe in this company! :) 

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