Think About It: Stories that excite the imagination and inspire creative response are everywhere. Having a tool to gather elements of inspiration has never been easier. Flipboard is currently one of my favorite apps to create and share resource materials, reading lists, educational videos and lectures. Flipboard is one of the few apps that easily supports the Bring Your Own Device trend by making the app performance universal. This free app lets you tap and flip your way through digital magazines on smartphones and tablets, laptops and desktops. Teachers can curate current events, create a class syllabus, class projects and invite students to create magazines of their own.
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In The Classroom: Whether the subject is english, science, music or PE, Flipboard offers educators an easy way to create and share resource materials, reading lists, educational videos and lectures. Students can be editors, too, by creating magazines around subjects they’re studying or by creating group projects in a versatile new form.. My student's feedback is overwhelmingly positive when I allow them to turn in a creative project using this format. The app encourages students to become involved in the research process of cultivating meaningful sources of information across all sources of media.
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To My Surprise: While researching for this article I was surprised to find how popular this app is across the board for educators. As a visual learner I appreciate the color format. Instead of a list of links, Flipboard converts the content into pretty articles that draw your eye to them. Setting it up with preferred reading materials, from niche blogs to publications like The New York Times and National Geographic is a snap. I came across Vicki Davis' insightful review of Flipboard while researching for my blog. I love her endorsement... here.