Showing posts with label Flocabulary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flocabulary. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some Free Flocabulary Videos

Yesterday, I shared Flocabulary's latest video 18 Years in Rap. In writing that post I learned that was incorrect in my belief that all of Flocabulary's videos required a paid subscription. Flocabulary does offer some of their collection for free viewing on their website and on their YouTube channel. You can access the transcripts for all of the free videos on their website too. I've included their Industrial Revolution video below.

Applications for Education
If you're not willing to or not able to pay for a Flocabulary subscription their free videos do offer some good content to use in review lessons in language arts, social studies, and science.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Last 18 Years of News In a Flocabulary Rap

As they have for the last couple of years, Flocabulary has released a rap video highlighting the last eighteen years of news headlines. The video is titled 18 Years in Rap. The choice of eighteen years is based on average age of students graduating from high school this year. The video can be found on YouTube or you can watch it and read the transcript here.

Applications for Education
Most of Flocabulary's products are not free. 18 Years in Rap is one resource that is available for free. Playing the video then having students research some of the headlines in the video could be a good little modern history research project.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Year in Rap - Top News of the Year

As the year winds down there will be plenty of "year in review" news videos and news articles. Not too many of those, if any, will be quite like Flocabulary's Year in Rap. As you might guess, the Year in Rap is a short overview of the year's biggest news stories. Watch the video below.

The Year in Rap: 2010 from Week in Rap on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Week in Rap - Weekly News Summaries

The Week In Rap is a current events website that I discovered through iLearn Technology. The Week in Rap is produced by the same people that produce Flocabulary. Each Friday The Week In Rap posts a weekly news summary in the form of a rap music video. I've embedded last week's video below.

The Week in Rap 12-12-08 from Week in Rap on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
The Week in Rap is a great way to get students interested in current news stories. Each video can easily be embedded into your class blog or website. Embedding the videos in your class blog or website could be a great way to get parents and students to discuss the news together.

A couple of good companion resources to The Week In Rap are the BBC's In Pictures series and Ten by Ten.