Information about this educational app, available on iOS or Android came across my inbox and I thought Modern Homeschool Family readers might like to know about it.
Here’s the official press release. Check it out the app and tell us how you like it.
FLOCABULARY GOES MOBILE WITH NEW EDUCATIONAL HIP-HOP APP
From Fractions to Photosynthesis, More than 800 Hip-Hop Videos Encourage Kids to Continue Learning Beyond the Classroom
Flocabulary, the interactive learning platform that uses educational hip-hop to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum, today announced the launch of its first ever mobile app. Designed for K-12 students and their parents, the first-of-its-kind app features more than 800 educational hip-hop videos on subjects ranging from history and math to social studies, language arts and life skills.
“For years we’ve heard from teachers that their students ask how they can watch Flocabulary videos at home,” said Flocabulary CEO Alex Rappaport. “We’re often called the ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ for the 21st century, and while the heyday of Saturday morning cartoons may be gone, kids still love to learn through music. This app puts Flocabulary’s educational resources directly into the hands of kids and parents.”
With videos directly aligned to what students are learning in school, the app also features interactive activities: Students are able to build their vocabulary by researching key terms in the Glossary activity; the Challenge activity allows students to match definitions to the correct word; using the Lyrics activity, students rap along with the videos.
According to a 2016 Deloitte survey of K–12 public and private school educators, parents of school-age children, and K–12 students themselves, respondents across all groups indicated they want more at-home learning with digital tools to supplement school work. In fact, 73 percent of kids say more access to digital learning tools would increase their time spent learning over the summer and 75 percent of students are interested in continuing to learn at home about the things they’re being taught in the classroom.
Over 20,000 schools are currently using Flocabulary’s videos, instructional activities and assessments to develop core literacy skills and supplement instruction in all grades. Current Flocabulary subscribers have access to the app at no additional cost. For non-subscribers, the app is now available on both iOS and Android for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial option.
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. For more information about Flocabulary, visit www.flocabulary.com.
Also published on Medium.