What it is: Flipboard is an iPad application that takes social media and turns it into a personalized digital magazine. The way that Flipboard displays feeds is absolutely stunning. Flipboard lets you flip through Facebook and Twitter feeds or follow a specific Twitter list or user. With Flipboard you can like, comment on, and share anything you find. It is a completely personalized magazine and best of all, it is free!
How Flipboard can enrich learning: Use Flipboard to create unique personalized “textbooks” for your students. Create a classroom Twitter account where you post information and share links, pictures, and videos with your students. Each student will add the Twitter account to their Flipboard. As you add content via the classroom Twitter account, your student’s Flipboards are automatically updated with the new content. Send your students links, videos, and photos to enhance learning instantly. You could do the same thing with a class Facebook account that you update from. Older students can create their own Twitter accounts to share from. For example, if each student in class is learning about a different country, students could update their Twitter account with links, videos, information, and photos that they are collecting. Other students in the class can subscribe to the Twitter account from their own Flipboards. There are some ready-made Flipboard channels that may also be appropriate for the classroom and learning.
Price: Free (iTunes Link)**