Flipboard is an IBDP teacher’s BFF

Looking to extend your students (your self and colleagues) collaboratively this year? Flipboard is a great tool for that.


Step One: Start your free account with Flipboard

Step Two: Consider adding an author to curate with you

Adding contributors to your magazine can create a new dynamic for you on Flipboard. Another person’s perspective can expand your reach and round out your magazines with articles you may not have thought of or discovered yourself (Full text here)

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Step Three: Learn from Flipboard users around the world.  #FlipboardChat happens weekly, you can join or just surf the wisdom left behind, see how educators are using it-and build your PLN:

Step Four: Curate on the move–make the mobile app work for you.   Here’s a quick guide to using the app to curate when you are stuck in traffic, waiting in line, or having a walk on the treadmill.

Step Five: Flip it!  I love using the Chrome Extension to add content–this is probably the most powerful tool I use for building magazines.

Step Six: Integrate with your portfolio!  You can embed your magazine directly into your WordPress site:

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Step Seven: Add your own comments.  This is a new and powerful feature that you can use from the web or app.  More here.

Lastly: Want to connect Flipboard and your PLN? Here’s How:

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Welcome to your 2017-2018 Academic Year!

I had a(nother) great chat with our Head of PSE, Louisa the other day, and it inspired this post (thanks, Louisa).

We teach and live in a world with more resources than ever before.  With all we have access to, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start, what to prioritize, and how best to access the ‘grand cru’ of educational media links.  As I write this post, I write it not to curate a definitive list, but rather to spark a conversation with you–the reader.  My list attempts to offer you my Top Ten Favorite ‘watering holes’ online–these are the ten places I go back to week after week–gathering fuel for myself and my students.  I’ve focused on resources which have felt the most relevant to me this year.  Please–like Ann Powers did in her NPR piece over the summer about the top albums by women in music—debate the list, leave me a comment and feel free to e-shout at me about the resources that I missed out on.

My Top Ten Online Watering Holes for Educators:

10. Vox’s Vox Almanac Youtube Channel

What it is: Mindblowing

Where you may want to use it: Right Across the #IBDP

One of my favorite episodes:

9. Deep Look: from KQED and PBS

What it is: A Scientist’s Delight

Where you may want to use it: In the Sciences or ESS

One of my favorite episodes:

8. Great Big Story

What it is: A great buffet of untold stories that you are going to want to hear more about.

Where you may want to use it: Everywhere and Anywhere

One of my favorite episodes:

7. Today I Found Out

What it is: Bizarre and fun.

Where you may want to use it: Great for start of class/meeting provocation

One of my favorite episodes:

6. The School Of Life

What it is: All the stuff you wish you knew when you were a teen

Where you may want to use it: Excellent for PSE, mentoring of anyone

One of my favorite episodes:

5. ASAPScience

What it is: A weekly show bound to get you hooked on Science

Where you may want to use it:  Theory of Knowledge, ESS

One of my favorite episodes:

4. The Infographics Show

What it is: Gorgeous Information

Where you may want to use it:  Any Humanities course, occasional links with Language and Literature

One of my favorite episodes:

3. The Economist’s Youtube Channel

What it is: Bound to make you strike up fabulous lunch table conversations

Where you may want to use it:  across the curriculum

One of my favorite episodes:

2. The Guardian’s VR Playlist

What it is: Youtube journalism at it’s best

Where you may want to use it:  across the curriculum

One of my favorite episodes:

1. Slate Magazine’s Youtube Channel

What it is: The stuff that will keep you awake at night with wonder

Where you may want to use it:   great for PSE, Global Perspectives

One of my favorite episodes:

What’s on your top ten list? Please tell me all about it in the comment section below!

*Featured Image via Twitter: Ten by Andrea Passoni