Thanks to Senor Kennedy for sparking this post, and to Mrs Page for helping me think about its ussefulness for students who have public speaking anxiety or who are on the autism spectrum.
Do you have students share out what they learn? Perform skits or give presentations? Consider using Flipgrid next time!
Flipgrid is a website that allows allows students to create and post videos all on the same page without erasing each other's work. It ends up looking a little bit like scrolling through Instagram as students access each other's videos posted on your grid. It allows students to show you and their classmates what they know, present and explain content, and to learn from each other.
If you were interested in using Flipgrid it’s a great way for shy students to share their presentations without being live in front of their classmates. It also cuts down on wasted time from transitions. Further, the flipgrid can be watched at different times if students are working asynchronously.
To get started, The teacher should first go to flipgrid and create an account with their school email address /CMS domain school google drive account. Then they should create a new grid that can be accessed from the school domain. Then they should share the grid web address (URL) or and password if students will be using an app to access) with their students. They can also share it straigth to their google classroom as an assignment.
Since students will access it via theirCMS google drive account they don't have to be 16. See below for screenshots of how it looks to do that.
Here is my sample flipgrid. You can add to it if you'd like! https://flipgrid.com/gurthie
Contact Ms. Gurthie if you want help or have questions.
I am Lisa Gurthie the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary, holistic education, and unschooling school to make it more real and relevant. One day I will modernize my "about" page. Check out the other blogs on this site for Lesson Ideas, Celebration of Good Teaching, and Piedmont PD