Teacher Review For Flocabulary

Spitting Knowledge through Song!

Kym M.
Classroom teacher
The Urban Assembly School of Music and Art
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
What started out looking like a simple "Kiddie" cartoon, at first glance, turns out to be an updated version of "School House Rock"for scholars of all ages. Flocabulary is an online library of educational hip-hop songs and videos for grades K-12. From Minerals to Multiplcation , each video has an infectious chorus that sticks with and guides you into a verse that contains a bevy of information. No matter if you have ELL students or H.S. honors, Flocabulary is a learning tool that has something for everyone.
My Take
Overall I really love this program and so do the students. With its Weekly "Week in Rap" selection, Flocabulary helps to keep students informed on what's currently happening in the world. Always working on improvements, a newly added feature now breaks down Current Events into grade levels giving close attention to sensitive subjects matters and developing age appropriate content. Other invaluble tools that come with each video are lesson plans, interactive lyric sheets, student handouts, and assessments that are rigorous with content. These lessons are a Substitute Teachers dream, so I tend to provide my sub folder with plenty. Since Flocabulary is consistanly improving , it's only downfall is that it went from a FREE program to a $96 a year(and $2000 a yr for the whole school) overnight! OUCH!