Friday, December 1, 2017

December Tech Tip - FLIPGRID


Flipgrid is a video discussion platform.  Teachers can post topics to their grid and students respond by recording a short video.

There are many ways that teachers can use Flipgrid in the classroom. One great way it could be used in all content areas is as a discussion board, similar to posting a question on Google Classroom and asking the students to respond through text.  Students can post their responses as well as video the other videos.

(With the free version, videos cannot be more than 90 seconds, so keep that in mind when creating the task/question for students to complete.)

Example lesson - Miss Sealock used Flipgrid to jigsaw new vocabulary words from the story the students were reading. Each student was responsible for learning their word and teaching it to their classmates through the video*. They then had to watch the other videos to learn ALL of the vocabulary words on their own. Here are the videos they created.

*The teacher moderated the posts, so she viewed them for accuracy before posting them to the grid for all the students to see.

Here are some ideas for possible ways to use Flipgrid in various content areas:

  • Book talks: students can talk about a recent book they read and their thoughts on the book. This could be shared with other students as a way to introduce them to other book choices.

  • Students explain the process of cellular respiration step by step, showcasing drawings they make of each aspect as they explain.

  • Students record themselves explaining an important rule or walking someone through an example problem to explain how they got the answer.

  • Students explain how to effectively execute a certain exercise or how to use a piece of equipment and then they watch each other’s videos to learn about all of them.

Social Studies:
  • Students give mini reports on important people or events during the time period being studied.

  • Students record themselves pronouncing vocabulary words
  • They could also respond to a question in Spanish, and the teacher could check it for accuracy and pronunciation.

  • Students show a piece of their artwork and discuss why they created it, how they created it, etc.


  • Student record themselves singing or playing for the teacher to provide feedback to the students.

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