When the iPad launched in 2010, Flipboard was one of the first apps to display this innovative way of consuming content. It made reading a website much more natural as you could swipe between articles and watch the page flip over like a book.
When you first open Flipboard you’ll need to start adding content to your magazine. You could add your school’s twitter feed or blog and it’ll create a beautiful grid of easy-to-read content. One of the great features for the classroom is that you control all of the content that’s added to your magazine. Some of the news sources available include National Geographic Kids, Sesame Street and Simple Kids Crafts – so you could create a very appealing and interesting magazine that pupils will find enjoyable.
Using Flipboard in the Classroom
- Find a news story on a certain topic
- Compare news stories from two different sources
- Look at writing styles
- Find adjectives or verbs in an article
- Add fun sources and use as a pupil reward
- Research recipes for a project