Flipboard for PLN

1 Mar

If you have not used Flipboard, or another app like it, to curate all of your incoming information from RSS feeds, Twitter and other websites you are missing out.  I found myself checking three or four different blogs a week, several news sources and monitoring a number of twitter hashtags in my effort to keep up with educational technology.  Flipboard is a great iPad app that curates all of this information into one place and displays it in a layout, similar to a magazine.  Now I just have to spend a few minutes a day “flipping” through my different magazines (or boards)  on Flipboard.

In addition to reading articles, twitter feeds and blog posts, you can create your own boards  to curate information you are interested in.  Several teachers at our school are using this to compile articles for their students to read.  The teachers create boards centered around topics their students are researching and the student subscribe to their teacher’s boards.    These boards immediately update on the student’s Flipboard App giving them the most up to date articles to read.

See the  short video demo below:

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