Flippin’ Out Over Flipboard 1

[icon name="fa-slideshare"] STANDARD 2: design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments


Content curation and sharing are fast becoming skills in our social media world. You are what you post. Teaching students how to share is an important component of modern citizenship [also known as digital citizenship]. Flipboard can be used as a basic RSS reader that allows you to keep track of updates to your favorite websites.

But it can be so much more…





Level One – Organization

Teachers can organize web content into a board that they share with the class. This is a great way to give students their web reading material.

Level Up – Formative Assessment

Teachers invite students to add content to the Flipboard. Students then become a part of the learning process and this can be used as formative assessment. When students become a part of the process of online content curation, it will lead to discussions about what should be shared online and what we share portrays us.

Level Next – Collaborative Platform

Imagine students at different schools collaborating on a project together using Flipboard as the centerpiece. As TW did for his COETAIL Course 5 Final Project, students at different schools collaborated on content curation, reflection writing about what they read, and commented on each others’ blogs. This allowed students with different perspectives on the same topic to learn from each other.

Take a look at TW’s Course 5 video that explains how he used Flipboard. 

Recognizing there was a movement to use Flipboard in the classroom, the company started Flipboard Edu and has a #FlibboardEDU hashtag on Twitter. Both are excellent resources for articles related to education.

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