Have you hoped for a tool that would allow you to give prompts to your students via video? Or, allow them to respond to you via video? Well, it is here!

Flipgrid is a video discussion platform designed to accommodate learners of all ages and ability levels. The best part for teachers is the price – FREE! 

Check out the video below for a quick tour of Flipgrid.

Flip grid integrates well with Google through its integrated login to the quick ability to share links to Google Classroom. This is a great asset to us teachers, because when it comes to edtech, the easier we (and our students) can use it, the more likely it is to get used.

Flipgrid Promotes a “Whole-Brain” Approach to Assessment.

When it comes to assessing a student’s ability, the authenticity of the test is often called into question if the tool doesn’t support the assessment. But, as educators, we know that an assessment can also be skewed if a student can’t articulate a response using the tool – traditionally pencil and paper. Flipgrid allows students that struggle to write a chance to express themselves orally. Furthermore, it allows them to shoot multiple takes until they feel they’ve gotten it right.

Flipgrid Offers Rubric and Grading Tools for Teachers

Within the “topic,” or the discussion, Flipgrid allows educators to create a rubric to score student responses. This feature satisfies two goals. One, it allows students to see exactly what their teacher is looking for, and second, it allows the teacher to input scores as he/she is watching the student’s response. Furthermore, teachers can offer video responses/feedback to their students.

Uses for Flipgrid in the Everyday Classroom

Wow! This tool could be used in a multitude of ways. My first thoughts are book reports, summaries of reading (this would work for any age/subject), have students teach-back a new math concept, results of science experiments/projects, etc. The list could go on and on!

What are Some Ways You Use or Plan to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom?

Leave a comment below with your ideas!


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