I came across Flipgrid as I was preparing to facilitate professional development last summer. It is one of the hottest technology tools being used right now, and I am anxious for some of our teachers to grab hold of this tool and run with it.
What if you had an easy way for students (or anyone) to share their thoughts, ideas, stories...their voices? What if they could pick up their phones or use their Chromebooks to quickly record a video of themselves responding to a question or sharing their thoughts, and what if all of the responses were organized in a grid for you to view? What if students could respond to each other and ignite conversations with other students in our school or anywhere in the world?
All of our students need practice speaking and knowing how to express themselves clearly and concisely. We often attack this by having students get in front of the room and give speeches or presentations. Flipgrid offers another alternative and breaks down classroom walls allowing students to express themselves anytime, anywhere.
Want to try it yourself? Go to my PLN Grid and share your favorite technology tool.
If you decide to give it a try, I would love to hear how you use it. Invite me to your grid!
The Flipgrid website has tons of integration ideas and resources!
Follow @flipgrid on Twitter for even more inspiration.
Dana Lane is a Technology Coordinator, and Kristy Graham is an Instructional Technology Specialist - both at Rivercrest School District. They are passionate about technology and learning and enjoy sharing this passion with teachers and students.