As an educator, I'm always looking for new ways to engage and inform my students. When I came across the Flipboard, an on-line platform where people can create and customize their own e-magazines, I immediately recognized its potential as a teaching aid. No matter what topic you teach, you can create a Flipboard magazine full of information connected to the material you cover in class.
I have spent more than a year populating my e-magazines on Flipboard with a wide variety of relevant news articles, research reports, and opinion pieces. Here are three that I created for the Social Work and Sexuality courses I teach:
Sexuality and Social Work
Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers is the textbook I co-authored (available at Cognella.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com). Our textbook is full of QR codes that take you to similar articles as the one's you'll find in this Flipboard e-magazine. I teach Sexuality and Social Work courses at West Chester University and Widener University. The articles in this e-magazine are meant to aid in classroom instruction and discussion.
Race, Ethnicity and Culture
I teach a Race Relations class at West Chester University. The articles I collect for this magazine are chosen in order to help students learn more about issues of diversity, and to aid in class instruction and discussion.
Policy, Poverty & Social Work
This is a collection of media resources focusing on policies and issues related to poverty and social inequalities.