As part of our school literacy push, this year I’ve been using Flipboard app to do our reading in current Social Studies issues. I’ve been using the app for ages, and am glad to use it in class. The students can access our SS9 magazine on their phones, tables, or computers. As we read, we do two article reviews over the course of the year–the focus is then just learning more and getting a better sense of the world, not strict assessment.
We do this every week, and though the students don’t all love reading current events every week, I’m hoping they gain a bit more understanding of the world and what’s going on around them.
More opportunities to learn! More chances to get kids interested in something. What at time to be alive.