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Music was deleted to comply with YouTube copyright rules. Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about flannel boards, this little 16mm reel comes along to put you in your place! Yes, long after you really get what flannel boards are all about, this film just keeps on deep diving.... probably more than I really wanted to know about flannel boards... but hey - in 1957 these were a really big deal!
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13 thoughts on “Flannel boards and how to use them 1958”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thrillscience says:

    I haven't seen one of these since grade school in the 1960s.

    (You need to edit the "color recognition" exercise to make all the signs say "brown")

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nathan moak says:

    flannel boards–ooo fancy! not in my world. we just had chalk boards and books.and imagination! occassionally we had slide shows with recordings. all this is now ancient history. thanks for the tour.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Morlanius says:

    Seeing your teacher do this would probably be better for retention than a SmartBoard.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars good 'un says:

    Next, I expect a documentary on the origins of connecting the photos on a police detectives' murder-conspiracy board with red yarn….🤔

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars good 'un says:

    This was obviously filmed before the Plaid laws were passed, requiring all flannel to have a pattern, preferably Plaid. It was done to honor Kurt Cobain, who was conceived on Plaid flannel sheets….😁

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars redace001 says:

    Nice way to make things interactive with the learner. Might be time to re-use this concept in today's class rooms. Get them out of their PC screens and phones; get them up and engaging with one another.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GPBX01B says:

    This was all there was when I was a kid at church or camp or whatever. Its more of a performance art and also a construction craft. You can't always get results from careerist hacks or whatever. Its basically a puppet show and you have to be into it. It is however, like projected film, BIG ENOUGH TO SEE, which was a huge problem when VCRs attached to puny TVs took over everything in the 80s.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john morgan says:

    Imagine what they would've thought of, interactive whiteboards, projection, 3D interactive animations etc. that are used today.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Perritt says:

    Now THERE's a blast from the past! Crikey. I haven't seen or thought of flannel boards in more than 40 years!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SueBobChicVid says:

    We used these in 1st grade (way back in '71). Haven't seen one since then.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keri Szafir says:

    Back when whiteboards or flip charts weren't a thing yet…
    I think I remember something like that from my time in elementary school back in the '90s, but it was more about attaching paper objects with thumbnails 🙂

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andi Archer says:

    Hmm making outlines from a globe is not a true representation of size tut tut.
    Nice collection of videos you're producing, Fran.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BobC says:

    That opaque projector brought back memories of "classroom tech" from my school years from the early 1960s through the mid 1970s. Including those audio filmstrip projectors that used beeps on a record to advance the projector to the next frame. And, of course, overhead projectors and 16mm projectors. Back when schools had "AV Clubs", the original geek/nerd dens, where students did basic maintenance on the equipment and shuffled it between classrooms.

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