Updated: Jul 26, 2022
Welcome back to another episode of the edumagic podcast. My name is Dr. Sam Fecich. Today I'm going to share one of my Fecich favorite edtech tools with you. It is FlipGrid. It's one of my favorite tools because you can use it for virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid learning.
What is flipgrid?
It's a great way to show content to students.
Students show what they know and engage in the content in meaningful ways.
Head over to flipgrid.com, and you can create an account using Google or Microsoft.
Provide students with a video prompt for them to respond and use their camera.
Students can record themselves. They can record their screen
Students have used different pre-K to Ph.D.
Topics and groups, think of groups as your class. So you're going to set up a class or a group for each subject you teach.
Under each of my groups, I can have topics, and these are the discussion points that I want students to respond to and engage with.
There's already a library of excellent responses and prompts for you
They have over 25,000 excellent resources for you just to get started
Head on to discovery, and you can search for topics by keyword, or they have some separated by topic of the day or wonder of the day.
Get started teacher
Once you find a topic that you like, you can click on it and add it to your groups, and from there, you can edit that topic.
Or you can create from scratch.
So once you have your group and class created, you can choose and add a topic from here.
You can customize the title, the prompt, the recording time, and the closed captions.
Enable video moderation so that you can moderate that video
Add lots of really cool media pieces to support that prompt. For example, you can record your video, maybe saying instructions or reading a bit, reading a book to students.
Set up control access.
Set when the Flipgrid to go live and close
Add feedback about ideas and presentations. Attach a rubric as well, so you can assign and grade overwrite within Flipgrid.
Another cool feature of Flipgrid is whenever you share it with your students through the link, TEAMs, Google Classroom, QR code, and more.
Once you have your video link, share your video prompts, and share it with your students, your students get a link and can click on it.
A little red record button to record
They can record their beautiful faces or upload a video clip if they like. They can record their screen, which is a great new feature.
At the end of their recording, they can continue adding more or take a selfie.
Once they put in their selfie, add their title and description, and click complete.
How can I use this in my class?
Flipped lessons - Record video and have students respond to it.
Students show what they know in different ways.
You can also have students create their flipgrids to respond in a way to assess their learning.
This is a fantastic way for you to engage your students, assess them, present your content in different ways and show, and have students show what they know in a significant way using purposeful and authentic technology.
Remember friends, you have the edumagic within you.
Resources to get started