Have you ever had a student who would never raise their hand to answer a question and you always wondered what they were thinking? What about absent students who had a hard time responding to classroom discussion notes since they weren’t there? What if, as a teacher, you could hear from these students and all students at once? Then, Flipgrid is the tool for you!
Flipgrid allows teachers to create a “grid” or classroom page where topics can be posted and students respond via video. The format looks as if Google Classroom and Padlet were smashed into one page. There is a heading at the top of the page with a class code. Below are small square topic boxes that students can click on to respond.
The best way to understand a new tool is to see it in action. Click HERE to see an example of Mrs. Nakatsuka’s 8th grade students responding to a history topic.
Here are a couple of the coolest parts of Flipgrid:
- Teachers can monitor videos before they are posted and set share setting.
- Students can like each other’s posts
- Transcripts are created & linked to each video.
- Compatible with Google Classroom & Google Sites
- Students can record their presentations & understanding
- You don’t have to worry about saving and storing student videos!
- Connect with other students in different periods, classrooms, and globally.
- Formative assessment
- Teachers can add recorded feedback for students
- Amplifies student voice, creativity, and provides instant engagement
There are many ways to implement Flipgrid into your classroom.
- Book Reviews
- Reading Logs
- Character Education
- Digital Citizenship conversation
- Explain steps to a math problem
- Respond to text-literary analysis
How To Create an Account:
Can you think of any other ideas of how to use it in the classroom? Add your Flipgrid video response HERE:
Flipgrid truly ignites a discussion and engages students. Try it today…you won’t regret it!