Flipgrid is a game changer when it comes to capturing authentic student voice within and beyond the classroom walls. The idea is simple, create a grid for your class then add a topic to engage and provoke discussion. Students can respond with a video reply, enjoying and interacting with the responses of their peers. As the teacher, all of this is within your control. You have the ability to set the video response time, allow fun features such as stickers and inking, moderate posts, reply with your own feedback and much more.
Anytime, Anywhere Learning
Flipgrid works on any browser and also has a smartphone app for both iOS and Android. Hearing every students' voice becomes possible as learners share their ideas in their own time, without the pressure of public speaking. Original ideas resound as students are given the 'think time' to engage in self-reflection and generate their own authentic opinions in a safe environment.
Crossing Curriculum Boundaries
As Flipgrid is so easy to access, classrooms across the country are finding ways to bring it into their teaching and learning programs. In a Bring Your Own Device classroom, students can access the Grid from their Windows, Mac or Chromebook devices through any browser. In other classrooms, students make use of their smartphones to record their videos. This is perfect for subjects that require students to reflect on their performance on the go, such as Physical Education or Drama as students can record snippets of themselves to reflect upon and share. The ability to flip the camera from front to back also allows this tool to be used when sharing tangible learning outcomes such as pieces of artwork, writing, 3D models and physical performance.
Flipgrid seamlessly integrates with Microsoft's Office 365 suite, including Microsoft Teams and Sway.
Teams - Simply add a tab in your class team, choose to add 'Flipgrid' then embed the Flipgrid Grid you have created by entering the Flip Code or Flipgrid URL. This makes your topics easily accessible to students and keeps the learning all within the Teams space for easy sharing and reference.
Sway - Embed your Flipgrid into a Sway to share your prompt with your students and even guests. Flipgrid is great as it lets you add guests to share their thoughts within a topic, allowing you to bring parent, community and expert voices into the classroom. What better way to collate and share this than with the digital storytelling tool... Sway!
The two resources below developed by educators will come in handy when getting started!