Are you a Flipboard user? If not, you’re missing out, because it is fast becoming an important part of an educator’s PLN. If you’ve never tried it before, Flipboard is a popular news discovery app that works on iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows, Windows Phones, and the web. It learns what you like and gives you a one-stop shop to check Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your favorite blogs, and more.
At Grant Wood AEA, the Digital Learning team have begin curating some of our favorite articles from around the web and we have been storing them all in Flipboard magazines. A magazine is a collection of websites, articles, photos, videos, and blog posts from around the web. Anyone can start a magazine, and lots of people do. In fact, an increasing number of educators are already using Flipboard Magazines in their classroom to enhance teaching and learning. How are they doing that? Check out the Flipboard Education blog for a collection of great stories and ideas that come directly from classroom teachers.
The DLGWAEA team has eight magazines to date, but you can expect that number to grow over time. So, if you are looking for some inspiration on makerspaces, coding, digital citizenship or instructional coaching, you should check out our collection. We update the magazines as often as we can, and are always looking for new and interesting things to share from the fast paced world of technology in education.
You can read any of our Flipboard magazines by clicking the thumbnail on our #FlipEDU page, or by subscribing to them inside of Flipboard. We made them for you in the hope that they could be a valuable addition to your PLN. If there are magazines you would like to see that we have not yet created, we would love to hear your ideas. Simply drop a comment below, and we will get to work on a new magazine as soon as we can! 🙂
Until then, take a look at the short video below. It gives a quick overview of how you too can create digital magazines on Flipboard. You can find more Flipboard tutorials here.