Wow! I just revisited the Flipgrid website for education and can see what a great tool it has turned into! They have added so many new features.
Do any of you use it? Add a comment to this post and let me know. If you do that, I will enter your name into a raffle for a $25 Amazon Gift card.
Of course I have created my own Grid (Educational Technology) and added a topic - say Hello to Flipgrid. Go ahead and click on the green plus button and add a video. If you do that, I will enter your name into a raffle for a $25 Amazon Gift card.
Click here to add to the Flipgrid
Just scroll down until you see the BIG GREEN +(plus sign)
So what is Flipgrid:
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. Grids can be shared with classes, small groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of topics and each topic can hold an unlimited number of responses. Topics can be text-based or include a resource such as an image, video, Giphy, emoji, or attachment. Customizable security settings help protect student privacy.
Students can respond via the Flipgrid app or website with any camera-enabled device or by uploading a previously recorded video. Responses can be 15 seconds to five minutes, and a maximum recording time can be set. Teachers can also allow students to record replies to classmates' responses. There are a variety of moderation features teachers can turn on or off per topic. The CoPilot feature allows more than one teacher to be a grid moderator. Teachers have access to a help center and two active teacher communities: Disco Library for sharing grid templates and GridPals for connecting with educators and classrooms around the world.
(taken from Common Sense Media https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/flipgrid)
I have left-side link on my EdTech page dedicated to Flipgrid so go check that out for help with Flip grid.
You can only have 1 Grid in the free account, but you can have lots of topics within that Grid.
Here is a good How-To Video
As always, reach out to me if you want support with using this awesome tool!
Enjoy the weather this week,