Strike Gold: Flipboard Guide for California Learners
Jenn de la Vega / January 15, 2016
According to the California Department of Education, there are 6.2 million students in public schools, with 295,000 teachers. Despite students constituting almost 15% of the state population, California ranks in the bottom 10 of school spending in the country. Governor Jerry Brown is currently proposing a budget to boost spending per student. Some educators hope to re-hire for positions they’ve had to cut during the recession and perhaps this might mean more technical resources for schools. The budget is up for a revision and will be enacted summer of 2016.
In the meantime, Flipboard can provide free tools to conduct online research, browse current events and create project presentations in the form of digital magazines. Take advantage of the constantly updating information on topic pages and The Daily Edition.
When it comes to homework about California, you can strike gold with these Flipboard Magazines and topics.
- Find articles pertaining to the California state capitol of Sacramento or any other major city like San Francisco, Los Angeles and regions as specific as the San Andreas fault line.
- Track local politicians like Governor Jerry Brown or see the issues Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom cares about in his magazines.
- For P.E. teachers and coaches, make a magazine about your school team or track local professional teams like the 49ers, Warriors and Giants to inspire your athletes.
- #DryLandsCA by L.A. Times: Browse articles from the Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the drought from the Los Angeles Times. For more Californian publications on Flipboard, you can follow the San Diego Union Tribune and the SF Gate.
- Fiat Lux by University of California: From the latin, fiat lux means “Let there be light.” The UC system‘s magazine shares the many ways they shine light on what is possible for their students.
- Academy Exhibits by California Academy of Sciences: Go on a virtual field trip to the Cal Academy in San Francisco with this magazine of what is on display. Be sure to check out their profile for creature close-ups and field research notes.
Are you a teacher and do you curate a magazine about California? We want to see it and hear how you use it in the classroom. Email us at FlipEDU@flipboard.com or tweet the link to @Flipboard with the hashtag #FlipEDU.
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