Teacher Review For Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

Wonderful teacher tool, though I don't let my 4th graders use it

Emily T.
Classroom teacher
Homestead Elementary School
Centennial, CO
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
How I Use It
I use Flipboard to keep up with the news and areas of interest for me. I conduct Socratic Seminars in my classroom each week, and use the app to find engaging articles to discuss with students. Since I teach 4th grade, it wouldn't be appropriate to have my students use the app, but it helps me find relevant and up-to date articles as the teacher.
My Take
I love using the app! All of my favorite news sources are collected in one area. I used to have them all bookmarked, but this streamlines the process of catching up on the news each day. I can find an article that is interesting or relevant to my students every time I look on the app, as long as I have time. It would be nice if I could add a filter so students could use it and find the articles themselves, but for now, I'll stick to keeping it as a teaching tool.