Flipgrid elevates text-based discussion forums with teacher and student constructed videos. Teachers and students can create a grid about a specific topic and encourage peers and even people from around the world to record a short video about the topic! Flipgrid allows learners of all ages to find their voices, share their voices, and respect the diverse voices of others.
Flipgrid students build and strengthen social learning communities as they discuss their ideas and experiences with their peers. Flipgrid amplifies student voice and supports student development of global empathy as they immerse themselves in each other’s learning processes and perspectives.NOTE: Flipgrid was renamed to "Flip" in 2022, however, since this chapter was made before 2022, the text still uses the original name "Flipgrid."
|Social constructivism, Connectivism
|Ease of Use
|Empowered Learner, Global Collaborator
Ask students to compare mathematical concepts that have both similarities and differences, like adding and subtracting, laws of sine and cosine, or the qualities of different geometric objects. Invite mathematicians to discuss real-world math topics.
Have students choose a work of scientific non-fiction from the school library and describe it along with its illustrations. Ask students to choose a favorite plant or animal and describe it using all five senses.
Post a response to reading a book or article. Have students respond to each other. Ask students to share a favorite book, word, adjective, pronoun, verb, and explain why it is their favorite. Invite students to share a time when they incorrectly used a word and how they came to realize the mistake. Encourage students to describe their happiest memory of reading.
Have students record a Flipgrid video of themselves performing a specific song on their instrument or drawing/painting/constructing a piece of art.
At the beginning of a quarter/semester/year, have the students record a Flipgrid introducing themselves to you and their fellow classmates. Student’s can offer support/guidance for incoming students at semester change or the end of the school year.
Johnson, M., Skarphol, M., (2018). The effects of digital portfolios and flipgrid on student engagement and communication in a connected learning secondary visual arts classroom. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/270/
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