Creating Flipboard Magazines @robert_schuetz


In yesterday's blog entry, Content Curation with Flipboard, I shared how I was trying to use Flipboard to create my own magazine for co-workers. On that blog entry, Robert Schuetz (@robert_schuetz) left a comment sharing this delightful write-up about students efforts:
A few my colleagues, I wish there were more, are interested in getting their students blogging on a consistent basis. Thearguments for student blogging are numerous and well-documented with one of the most persuasive points being that students tend to write more frequently, thoughtfully, and thoroughly for authentic audiences. These same colleagues were looking for a work flow solution to collect, review, and share their students' blogs. Flipboard to the rescue!
A short while back, I published a post highlighting the reasons why Flipboard was quickly becoming my "do-it-all" app for the iPad. Flipboard is a 1:1 teacher's best friend, or at least one of their best friends.
You will definitely want to read the entire entry, but I found this suggestion below introduced me to ideas I hadn't considered yet (great!): View my Flipboard Magazine.
  • Magazines can also be created based upon Twitter lists or hashtags, Google+ circles, and a variety of other curation methods.
  • Contributors can be invited to magazines. For example, teams of students can be formed with the purpose of curating and collecting research information into a group magazine that in turn, can be shared with the class, with parents, or beyond.
And, I would love to know more about how to accomplish this approach:
  • Notifications can be set up on your mobile device alerting you, or your students, when new content has been posted to the class magazine.
Thanks to Robert Schuetz at Nocking the Arrow for sharing this approach! I'm definitely going to follow up on Robert's suggestions for related reading which include the following and I've excerpted the relevant parts that make this such a neat idea:


Create Your Own iPad Magazine on Flipboard - Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne
In a social studies class you could have students curate and create a magazine of articles about a current events topic. You could also have students create collections of travel articles as part of unit of study on regions and countries."
Flipboard and Student Blogging - A Changing Classroom, Joe O'Brien
"...create a magazine for...a long term project.  My goal in the project was to emphasize student voice and student choice.  I really wanted them to engage in the process of research and explore methods of creation or presentation of their findings... to connect them and give me an inroad to their progress the students are posting weekly to their project Blog and their teammates are responsible for commenting...trying to figure out a way to efficiently check their Blogs and view the comment...I remembered the FlipBoard magazine."
Collaboratively Create a Flipboard Magazine - Free Technology for Teachers, Richard Byrne
"Co-creating Flipboard magazines could be a great activity for students studying current events. Your students could share the articles that they're reading and put them into one magazine for the whole class to read."
Flipboard for Educators - Inside Flipboard (this article provides actual examples of ezines created for each category below!)
Create a class syllabus: Plan out the semester for your students by making your syllabus available in a magazine.
Class projects: Task your students with creating a class-project magazine. Have them compile editorial, images and YouTube videos around specific subject matter they’re studying in your class. They can do this individually, or in groups (tap “Invite Contributors” from the magazine’s front page.)
Educational Resource Guides: The education process is never ending. Create a resource guide by compiling articles and educational materials on a single topic or general areas of inquiry and share that with your colleagues.
Collaboration: Teaching is all about teamwork. Invite other educators to collaborate on a resource guide or have your students collaborate on a magazine for class.
Keep parents informed: Stay in touch with your classroom parents by creating a magazine with curriculum examples, class readings, suggested at home projects, images from class and classroom updates flipped in from a personal blog.
For administrators—Flipboard is a great way for your school to stay in touch with students, parents and the community. 
Class projects: Task your students with creating a class-project magazine. Have them compile editorial, images and YouTube videos around specific subject matter they’re studying in your class. They can do this individually, or in groups (tap “Invite Contributors” from the magazine’s front page.)Educational Resource Guides: The education process is never ending. Create a resource guide by compiling articles and educational materials on a single topic or general areas of inquiry and share that with your colleagues.Collaboration: Teaching is all about teamwork. Invite other educators to collaborate on a resource guide or have your students collaborate on a magazine for class.
Keep parents informed: Stay in touch with your classroom parents by creating a magazine with curriculum examples, class readings, suggested at home projects, images from class and classroom updates flipped in from a personal blog.
For administrators—Flipboard is a great way for your school to stay in touch with students, parents and the community. 
Keep parents informed: Stay in touch with your classroom parents by creating a magazine with curriculum examples, class readings, suggested at home projects, images from class and classroom updates flipped in from a personal blog.For administrators—Flipboard is a great way for your school to stay in touch with students, parents and the community. Class projects: Task your students with creating a class-project magazine. Have them compile editorial, images and YouTube videos around specific subject matter they’re studying in your class. They can do this individually, or in groups (tap “Invite Contributors” from the magazine’s front page.)Educational Resource Guides: The education process is never ending. Create a resource guide by compiling articles and educational materials on a single topic or general areas of inquiry and share that with your colleagues.Collaboration: Teaching is all about teamwork. Invite other educators to collaborate on a resource guide or have your students collaborate on a magazine for class.
Keep parents informed: Stay in touch with your classroom parents by creating a magazine with curriculum examples, class readings, suggested at home projects, images from class and classroom updates flipped in from a personal blog.
For administrators—Flipboard is a great way for your school to stay in touch with students, parents and the community. 
Keep parents informed: Stay in touch with your classroom parents by creating a magazine with curriculum examples, class readings, suggested at home projects, images from class and classroom updates flipped in from a personal blog.For administrators—Flipboard is a great way for your school to stay in touch with students, parents and the community. Keep parents informed: Stay in touch with your classroom parents by creating a magazine with curriculum examples, class readings, suggested at home projects, images from class and classroom updates flipped in from a personal blog.For administrators—Flipboard is a great way for your school to stay in touch with students, parents and the community. 
The Flip-a-holic's Guide to Using Flipboard - The Edublogger, Sue Waters

Flipboard 2.0, Classroom Ready - Getting Smart, Adam Renfro
You can add your own content, even lessons, into your Flipboard magazines by using a free page creator like Weeblyto create your content and assignments. Just install the Flipboard bookmarklet to your browser, and “flip it” into your magazine like I just did on this pageIf you’re reading this on your mobile device and have the Flipboard 2.0 app, check it out here:  http://flip.it/P6WG9 The assignment page that I created is a “living document,” so I can update as I go.  My students would see the changes in right in the Flipboard magazine.
Great stuff! Many thanks to Robert for "clueing me in" to all the possibilities with Flipboard for use for professional learning and students magazine creation!

View my Flipboard Magazine.

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