Stay Connected With K12 on Your Mobile Device with Flipboard and Google Currents
One of my favorite ways to read digital content is to pull my favorite blogs and news sites into a news reader app which makes the content much more visually appealing.
Today, I am happy to tell you about some new ways in which you can connect with K12 on the go!
For both iOS and Android devices, Google recently launched a Flipboard competitor called Google Currents.
Lately, I've been experimenting with the new platform, and I'm happy to announce that as of today, we are making our blog, YouTube channel and Twitter feed all available in one easy on-the-go package in Google Currents!
Once the app is installed and you're logged in to your Google account, click the "Plus" icon to add a new Edition. At the top of the list of categories, click "Search" and enter "K12 Inc." You should then see our edition come up, and now you can add it to your collection. EDIT: I have found that it is easier for you to visit this direct link to subscribe, and the next time you log in to Currents, our edition should sync for you!
Another great mobile reader app is Flipboard (iTunes link). With Flipboard, you can either browse or search for your favorite blogs and topics through a great touch-optimized magazine-like interface.
If you're a regular thinktanK12 reader, you can add this blog to Flipboard by opening the app, clicking the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner, and search for the phrase "thinktanK12" and select the board titled "thinktanK12 Blog" to add it to your Flipboard.
When you've done this, you're finished! Our thinktanK12 blog will now show up in your Flipboard for easy access on the go.
Unfortunately, Flipboard is only available on iOS, but the Android version is coming soon. I expect we'll see that become available sometime this summer. Be sure to check the Google Play store later this year if you're interested in Flipboard for Android. Update: Flipboard is now available for Android in Google Play!
If you own a smartphone or tablet, I encourage you to check out Google Currents and Flipboard today. These two apps are a great way to read digital content on-the-go.
And of course, if you own a mobile device that runs Apple's iOS or Google's Android, don't forget to check out all of K12's great educational mobile apps as well.