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How Becky uses FlipSnack Edu

September 25th, 2015

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Hello everybody,

We were very excited last week when we got an email from Becky Weyer, telling us how much she loves FlipSnack Edu, that we decided to share it with you.

We hope you’ll enjoy reading about her experience as much as we did and that it will inspire you!

My name is Becky Weyer and I am our school’s new Media Specialist at Southern School District. Before switching to this position, I was the 5th & 6th grade teacher for ten years. Southern School District is located in Southeast Nebraska, in a town called Wymore. However, our elementary is located in a neighboring town and together we service many smaller towns. We have approximately have about 400 students K-12 and 47% are special education.

I first started using Flipsnack last year with my fifth graders. I had them create an autobiography and we transferred their stories into Flipsnack. This year, I am working with 8th graders, and trying the autobiographies with them. These projects have really been amazing. Students worked really hard on them and I would love to publish them to students own websites, so that they can have it when they graduate high school. I can see lots of potential for our students and staff to use Flipsnack that will allow them to inspire and create projects that create lifelong learners.

If you’d like to share your story of how you’re using Flipsnack in your class, please email us: jani[at]flipsnack.com

What is the difference between Flipsnack and Flipsnack Edu?

April 29th, 2015

Some of our users don’t know that FlipSnack and Flipsnack Edu are 2 separate apps, with different features and purposes.

Here is a comparison of the 2 apps with all the differences you probably didn’t know about.

 flipsnack versus flipsnack edu

  • Why should you use FlipSnack Edu if you are an educator?

Flipsnack Edu was designed for teachers and students, so it is organized as a classroom system in which the teacher and the students from a class can create and share with each other flipbook projects.

For teachers, it is a 2-in-1 tool: classroom manager and flipbook creator. The teacher can use it to create assignments or learning materials for the class. Students can receive assignments and reply to them, or they can simply create projects and share them with the class.

Because this tool was design for education and we support that, the limitations of the free version are more relaxed. The free version will limit the number of students from the class, but it will not impose the 15 pages limitation. However, the Edu version doesn’t support shopping buttons and widgets, forms, tags and other features that are

  • Why should you use FlipSnack if you are a brand or publisher?

You should use FlipSnack for presentations, portfolios, catalogs, magazines, brochures and other publications that are not education related. FlipSnack’s content editor has lots of exclusive features that are very useful for brands and publishers: youtube widgets, subscription forms in flipbook, PayPal widgets, shopping & social media buttons and more.

Hope this clear some of the confusion. If you have any other questions, send them our way. We’re here for you!

 

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How to make a music booklet

April 15th, 2015

It’s a challenging task to give students music learning materials, because it isn’t enough to just send them audio files or to give them books to read. They need to read and learn the theory, but to also listen to the music concepts and pieces they learn about and to recognize them when they hear them played.

Some teachers from the Paisley Grammar School have come up with a great solution to incorporate music and text in the same learning material. They made a practice booklet in the form of a flip book with Flipsnack Edu. It has audio buttons that play music when they are clicked and just below there are some questions about the music.

Here’s the flipbook we were telling you about: 

Isn’t it a great idea? Make your own music booklet with FlipSanck Edu, for free!

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Benefits of using FlipSnack Edu

March 31st, 2015

Flipped classrooms are a blessing for teachers and students. They help the teacher focus more on the student learning and maximize the classroom time’s utility. There are lots of cool and useful tools for flipped education. Today I’ll tell you why you should use FlipSnack Edu for your class and I’ll give you some tips.

Why FlipSnack Edu

  • it can be used for in-class projects and home lectures

  • it supports video, audio, images, links

  • you can use the classroom profile as the “class library”, a collection of learning materials and students’ works

  • it has a “create from scratch” editor: you create the pages and fill them with content

  • there’s an incorporated collection of shapes and illustrations

  • has a beautiful, attractive design, with flipping pages

  • FlipSnack flipbooks work on all devices, smartphones, ipads, laptops and computers

There’s no general rule on how to use FlipSnack Edu: some use it for lectures, others for in-class projects. We were surprised by the creative ideas some teachers had.

Tips:

  • Add all your students to your class (you will have to upgrade, but the price is low compared to the benefits)

  • For younger students it usually makes more sense to build their flips directly in our app, because it’s easier. Use the “from scratch” option.

  • Encourage students to make their flipbooks more interactive by using audio, videos and links

  • use Flipsnack Edu at home for assignments and in class for presentations and other projects

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What type of learner are you? [Infographic]

March 6th, 2015

As you all know, people have very different learning styles. Some like to read aloud, some take notes, some use highlights, others like to talk to others about the material. These different approaches are all fine, if they work for the learner. As a parent, teacher or student, it’s important to understand the 4 types of learners and to know what are best and the worst study habits for each type.

If you want to know what type are you, the best study methods for yourself and to read some tips and tricks for your success, check out the infographic below, brought by CampusBooks:

And by the way, FlipSnack Edu is the type of tool that would make learning easier for all 4 types. Just saying.

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Join the FlipSnack Edu Affiliate Program

October 2nd, 2014

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With FlipSnack Edu affiliate program you get to help other educators find a great educational tool and boost your income in the same time. Convincing reasons to become an affiliate, right? You can register free and without commitment. Just login to your FlipSnack Edu account, go to the dropdown menu next to your name and click “Affiliate”

Apply now and earn $10 for each Premium account created through you. Also, each person that signs up through you will get a 5% discount.

Don´t miss this opportunity, register now as FlipSnack Edu Affiliate!

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Gothic architecture – learning materials to for school

September 11th, 2014

Here at FlipSnack Edu we love the fact that we can contribute with something to flipped classrooms and help teachers and students be more efficient at school.

So let’s talk about how you share the learning materials with your students. Do you use videos? Texts? Audio? These are all good ways to share with the class, but if you want the best presentation format, choose FlipSnack Edu.

It lets you create awesome learning materials, flipbook style. They can be viewed on multiple devices: iPads, smartphones, laptops & computers, so they will be accessible to your students all the time: at home or while traveling.

Check out this flipbook above that was created in FlipSnack Edu. Upload your PDF (or create it page by page in FlipSnack Edu) and then add more items: links, videos, images, captions and more!

How to make a booklet – activity for school kids

August 7th, 2014

It is always a good idea to do a practical activity with kids after presenting them a lesson. So next time you teach a lesson, think about doing something that the kids will enjoy and learn from, like making a booklet together. It can be super easy to make with the right tool, and we know the right tool for this.

Try FlipSnack Edu – it is awesome! Here is what we recommend for this project: Make a class account for yourself and for the kids in your class, and ask them to create online booklets. If you’re teaching about Africa, you can ask them to create a booklet of animals from Africa.

They will just have to sign in and click start project – from scratch. Then add images and texts. If the kids from your class are in the 1st or 2nd grade pictures of African animals and names are enough. If you’re thinking of using this idea with older kids, you can adapt and ask them for longer texts.

make animals booklet

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How to use digital storytelling in history classes

August 1st, 2014

This could be a fun project to do at the end of the semester, because it will keep students engaged and focused, while also helping them do a little recap.

Start by asking students what historical events and historical figures you’ve studied together during the semester and write their answers on the blackboard. Tell students to pick one of these events or figures to make FlipSnack Edu presentations.

If you don’t have an account at FlipSnack Edu, create it now and add your students.

Give your students instructions on what you expect to find in their projects, in terms of number of pages and content. You can ask them to work on their computers at school or to do this project at home as an assignment. When the projects are done, ask a few students to make presentations in front of the class, using a wireless presenter. We love projects that involve people having fun while learning.

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Use FlipSnack Edu in your summer school program

July 14th, 2014

FlipSnack Edu - Digital storytelling tool

How to use FlipSnack Edu for summer schools

FlipSnack Edu can be used by teachers and students of all ages, from K12 to university students, because it is a tool that makes projects easy to create, but sophisticated-looking. Students just have to sign in to their class (a class that the teacher creates) and start projects.

FlipSnack Edu can be used for a variety of courses: languages, literature, science, social sciences, arts, mathematics and more.

In your summer school program, you can use it to:

  • share learning materials
  • create projects or portfolios
  • make stylish presentations
  • store all the students’ work and yours in the class profile

 Visit our website and sign up for a class license.

Free trials for summer schools

If you have more than 30 students in your class and you want them all in your online classroom, contact us! We will give a free trial of the premium version for the duration of your summer camp or summer school.

What are you waiting for? Check out FlipSnack Edu and get a free subscription!

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