CLASS TIME NEEDED: Low

SUMMARY

Flipboard is an app that allows teachers and students to collect articles from around the globe based on pre-identified topics. This app will return English articles only. Students can create their own account and personal flipboards can be linked to facebook or twitter accounts. Certain articles may cost money to access (i.e., NY Times).

LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • This application helps students to better understand the culture and make connections between their culture and someone else's.

PROCEDURE
  • Open Flipboard App.
  • Select the topics of interest.
  • Articles will appear and one can "flip" the pages to search for the article you wish.
  • You can pre-set the topics to something specific so when you open the app those types of articles will appear first (i.e., Spainish Politics, Italian Education, Health, etc).

APPLICATIONS:
  • Students search for information on current events in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Students explore how government is run in Italy.
  • Students research articles for a project on a famous athlete.