Flipboard EDU Podcast Episode 61: Josh Allen and Curation
William Jeffery / November 22, 2021
When I began using Flipboard about eight years ago, I immediately fell in love with the app. I can’t remember if I was using it on the iPad or iPhone but I knew it was revolutionary for education. At that time “flipping content” into Magazines felt like “flipping the classroom” in that both were a leap towards the future.
During those early days, business people and educators were using Flipboard for many reasons and projects. During Twitter chats with fellow Flipboard community members, I met amazing people like Josh Allen. He was, and is, passionate about using Flipboard Magazines to teach Social Media for Schools and to showcase the Inspiring Excellence of his school district, Lewis Central in Council Bluffs.
Josh is the technology integration specialist and unofficial communication specialist at Lewis Central. He is a former president of the Nebraska Educational Technology Association, Nebraska’s ISTE affiliate, and an ISTE Making It Happen Award winner. He is an avid Flipboard user like myself and uses it in many unconventional ways, including teachers’ professional development, school-to-community communication, and curating exceptional content to share with students.
In this episode, we speak to Josh about using Flipboard as an educator. We discuss how it allows him to share and curate useful content from across the web. We also speak about his Oreo Stuff Podcast and family activities, which are also easily shared on Flipboard. Lastly, we discuss how effective Flipboard is for educators during the pandemic.
—William Jeffery is curating Flipboard EDU Podcast
“Coach Jeffery” is an award-winning digital learning educator and assistant principal at Columbia High School in Texas. His tech pedagogy continues to drive him to curate educational content on Flipboard that highlights teaching strategies, edtech, and ways to improve student success. He hosts the “Flipboard EDU Podcast” as yet another way to share resources with peers.