Vote for Us at SXSWedu 2016!
Educators / August 17, 2015
One of the things we’ve loved most since launching the #FlipEDU program has been teachers’ stories about innovating with technology—specifically, Flipboard—in the classroom. We’ve heard common themes from conversations all across the country, including a wholehearted effort to turn smartphones into effective tools for learning. Our interviews with Steven Hornik, Brooke Hermanson and William Jeffery in particular inspired us to put together this proposal for the next SXSWedu (March 2016).
Will Smartphones Replace Textbooks?
Students today are glued to their screens, but how can they use their smartphones for something that’s actually making them smart? When used for group curation, phones can supercharge a curriculum, raise class participation and creativity, and bring current events to a generation who thought they didn’t care about the news. When students share articles together, they understand abstract concepts through real-world examples and feel more invested in their own education. These teachers have cracked the code on using Flipboard Magazines to empower their students and turn those ever-present phones into tools for meaningful learning.
Now we need your help to make it a reality! Please VOTE HERE for the panel so that other educators can see the impact group curation can have in the classroom. And if you’re going to be in Austin for SXSWedu, please let us know by tweeting to us with the #FlipEDU hashtag or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in Austin! (We hope.)
~MiaQ is curating Today’s Track
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