From Fractions to Photosynthesis, More than 800 Hip-Hop Videos
Encourage Kids to Continue Learning Beyond the Classroom
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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. The app is now available on
both iOS and Android for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial
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.
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