Getting Started with Flip Grid

Getting Started with Flip Grid

By Jeanette Kleppinger
Ever want to assess student learning quickly, on the fly, and authentically?  Our students communicate with their peers using video and pictures commonly through Snapchat.  This app has changed the way students reflect and share their learning with their peers in my classroom as well as a check for understanding for myself.  Students can watch their peer’s videos, learn from their peers, and comment on each other’s videos.  To add some fun there are filters that can be added to their videos!

What is Flipgrid?

 Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform used by PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Teachers post topics to spark the conversation and students respond with short videos. Bring the back row to the front and engage ALL your students!  (flipgrid.com)

Getting started is easy, quick and free.  There are options you can pay for if you want more flexibility.

I had the privilege of listening to Holly Clark at NETA and she is a huge promoter of Flipgrid. I would strongly encourage you to check out her post “17 Ways to Incorporate Flipgridfever into Your Classroom.

Following #flipgrid on Twitter will also provide a lot of inspiration and ways to use Flipgrid in your classroom.