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FlipGrid Fever...Catch it!

FlipGrid Fever has been an epidemic in educational technology over the last two years! Teachers and students cannot get enough of this valuable, shallow learning curve, high impact resource, and it's time you jump on the bandwagon. It's sort of like that time in high school when everybody was wearing their clothes backwards because of Kris Kross, and you finally joined the fad only to realize it was on its way out. Don't be that person again.

FlipGrid is a video discussion platform that allows educators to post a prompt that students then respond to by recording videos ranging from 15 seconds to 5 minutes in length. But wait, there's more! Students can then reply to each other's videos. And don't worry, you have total control of student responses with video moderation, access controls and more.

Getting started is easy.

     Sign up for your FREE FlipGrid account at flipgrid.com.
     Create your grid: This is your classroom.
     Add discussion Topics: They add the first one for you. 
     Share with Students: Students record and watch each other's videos.

Although I said it's easy, there is so much to learn in order to unleash FlipGrid's full potential. I'd like you to look at these tutorials.
FlipGrid Tutorial 2018 - by Technology for Teachers and Students
       Learn how to get started using FlipGrid with this awesome 10 minute video.
Educator's Guide to FlipGrid - by Sean Fahey & Karly Moura
     This guide book is thirty-eight pages of FlipGrid gold. It's easy to follow and very informative.
FlipGrid Help Center
     FlipGrid's help page is a great place to start as it contains categories ranging from The Basics to Students & Parents to Appsmashing.
     This is an online course that is FREE and extremely thorough. If you'd like to hunker down, sip your favorite beverage and pop in the old earbuds, this is your kind of training opportunity.

     This video explains some features that go above and beyond the basics.

Implementation Ideas
The possibilities are quite possibly endless when it comes to how to implement FlipGrid into your curriculum. Here are some ways I've seen FlipGrid used in the classroom.
     Number Talks
     Genius Hour Elevator Pitch
     Book Discussions
     End of Unit Reflection: "I used to think, now I think."
     Student Created Math Problems
     Poetry Reading
     Book Recommendations
     Interpret a Work of Art
     Public Speaking Practice

More Brilliant Ideas
#GridTip: End of Year Engagement - by Jornea Erwin
       Click here to find twelve engaging ideas to inspire your students as we wind down the school year. 
FlipGrid Integration Docs - by Ann Kozma, Jornea Erwin and Jess Boyce
     Here you'll find subject and age specific integration docs packed with resources and ideas.
#GridTip Party: Dancing Through the Disco Library
     This is where educators share their best ideas and find their next great prompts.

As always, drop me a line if you'd like additional help.


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