For the last few months a few of my very amazing Tech Club students—namely seventh graders Aubree and Quintin—have been submitting entries to the Flocabulary Week in Rap contest to try to win a shout out on their weekly current events video—one we share each Friday on our morning announcements program.
And so… I’m guessing you probably know what comes next… Yep, you’re right! Quintin’s wildly imaginative essay and drawing about an original character won this week’s challenge to earn our middle school a super cool public acknowledgement that just rocks… Seriously!
Check it out below—courtesy of a screencast created by Kermit, our go-to man of many talents.
Take a look at Quintin’s winning submission located on the Flocabulary blog. This is what the folks at Flocabulary had to say about: “We were very impressed with Quintin’s creative entry, and it stood out to us as the clear winner this week.” Is that way cool or what?
For those of you who may not be familiar with Flocabulary, let me just say that you do not want to miss this fabulously engaging edtech resource. The site contains a library of hip hop songs, videos and exercises that can be utilized to engage and inspire students to learn a variety of concepts spanning the K-12 curriculum. Academic content areas include reading, writing, literature, vocabulary, grammar, science, math and social studies. Additionally, each Friday the folks at Flocabulary produce The Week in Rap, an awesome recap of the most noteworthy national and international current events stories that occurred throughout the previous week.
But wait! There’s more! Flocabulary activities can assist teachers with mastering Common Core objectives in ELA and math. And their engaging material for social studies and science supports interdisciplinary literacy practice.
Even if you’re not a fan of rap, this is the exception! Simply put: Flocabulary is a must-have resource for every teacher’s tech-box. Be sure to dial up this site sooner than later!
Quintin and Aubree: I’m very proud of you and your accomplishments! Keep up the great work! ♥