Flipgrid is a great and FREE tool for vlogging. Teachers can create a a question or topic and then students can create a video in response as well as respond to their classmates videos. Its a great way to make thinking visible! Here are some things you might want to know about Flipgrid.
Students don't need to have an account to sign in
The teacher will log in with an account and create a topic ahead of time. Once a topic is created, a Flip Code is generated. Students can enter this code using the Flipgrid App or flipgrid.com on a laptop.
Have students create a rhythmic composition and then record themselves clapping the pattern or performing the pattern on an instrument.
Learn to the play the recorder or ukelele and have kids share tips and tricks that they have learned along the way.
Use Flipgrid as an exit ticket. Ask students to summarize their learning.
View the topic discovery library for templates and ideas created by educators just like you.
When students are given a voice and authentic purpose in their work, they respond. Knowing their work will be published and shared gives them purpose, and helps them to redefine their work by adding their own interests and strengths. Being tasked with offering feedback to others also lets them show a new level of accountability. And all work can be seen by parents, teachers, and peers, so the responsibility of doing your best is always present.
This is my favorite feature! There is a new tab in Flipgrid that allows you to connect with other classrooms. When you are ready, you can turn on this feature and look for #GridPals. Flipgrid makes it easier to find other classrooms to connect with and collaborate with. Check it out!
A teacher creates a grid which acts as a classroom or learning community. From there the teacher can create topics.
When creating a topic, the teacher can provide directions or a description under the topic.
Students create a video in response to the topic instructions. As you can see below, kids can add stickers to a cover picture (this feature can be disabled if desired.) You can also see below that a teacher can create a grading rubric to the video as well and leave comments.
Newest Features (August 2018)
To find out the newest and exciting Flipgrid features, read Theresa Ducassoux's blog post here. She is a band and orchestra teacher in Virginia and has used Flipgrid with her ensembles. She has some great ideas to share!