Flipboard – Newsreading App

What is Flipboard?

Flipboard is an online resource that stores information from the web on one simple application, it is usually described as a social, magazine and news application. Flipboard gathers information from magazines, newspaper articles, blogs and many other sites on the internet, it then stores them on the app. This allows the users to have access to lots of information in one space rather than searching through the internet for hours on end for one little bit of information. Flipboard is easy to navigate, use and supports different operating systems allowing on the go usage.

What are the features for students and staff?

  • Create own magazines for different modules
  • Store information from different sources on one application
  • Add your own content i.e Lecture slides, YouTube channels
  • Create magazines for your students to follow
  • Easy way to access extra reading
  • Follow Staff members to access extra information

How do I use Flipboard?

There are two different ways to create an account with Flipboard, the first is to use the website https://flipboard.com/ on your laptop or desktop and following the step-by-step instructions on creating the account and using Flipboard. The second way is to download the app from your app store on your mobile device and following the step-by-step instructions.

Once an account has been created, there are suggested topics for you to follow, this allows Flipboard to fill your newsfeed with information relevant to you. You can like and comment on the content and even “Flip it” to your own magazine storing it for later use or for other people following you to find.

How Flipboard could be used in learning and teaching?

  • Staff can find information to support their work
  • Students can revise better by having all of the information in one place
  • Allows students to be more active with their own learning
  • Share the content on other social media sites allowing connectivity
  • Can find relevant information in a quicker time

For more information please visit: https://about.flipboard.com/tutorials/

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