12 Ways to Ring in the New Year with Flipgrid 🎉

The following is written by Educator Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Ann Kozma, and Jess Boyce. In the #GridTip Series, Jornea, Ann, and Jess share tips and tricks to help you explore ideas and possibilities with Flipgrid. Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Educator Innovation Station!


Happy New Year! 🎉

The new year presents new opportunities to engage our learners and encourage them to share their voice! Here are 12 ways to ring in the new year with Flipgrid. Simply click any of the headings below to add a ready made topic to your own class grid!

☝️1️⃣💫#OneWord - Start a new tradition and have everyone choose one word that will be a guiding mindset for the year. Have students share why they choose that word, what it means to them, and how it will guide them.

🤩🏆🎉Celebrate Success - A win is a win, no matter how small! Students can share their epic wins or something they are proud of and highlight what contributed to their success. Celebrate those moments and their hard work!

🌍☮️♻️Learn the Global Goals - Use teachsdgs.org to share about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Encourage students to get involved, make a plan, then share it with their peers!

🎮🎶🎨 Share Hobbies & Interests - Give students a platform to share the things they love and what makes them unique individuals!

🏡🗓🏫Information & Updates - Create a digital learning community for your school. Set up a Grid to share information and updates so that students and families never miss out on an upcoming event or important updates.

🤲💚🧠Teach Others - Let your students create something that will teach someone else! Give them the chance to share their learning with peers. Let everyone share their smarts, get creative, and have fun teaching others!

📝💡💭Reflections - Reflection is powerful in the learning process. Infuse reflections daily or weekly (#FlipgridFriday!) within your lesson for students to share their "lightbulb moments" for learning.

🚴‍♂️🏞🧘‍♀️Healthy Habits - Let your students explain the ways that they take care of themselves! Perhaps they love to bike, hike, or do yoga. Encourage your class to share tips for rest, relaxation, or rejuvenation!

😁🤓🤔2 Truths & a Lie - Have fun getting to know your community! Whether it is the start of a new school year or returning from a holiday, set up a Grid to play this fun and insightful game! You'll learn a lot about your students and share some laughs along the way.

🎓🎯🚀Resolutions & Goals - A new year is the perfect time to establish new goals. Ask your students what they want to work on or strive for this year? Provide the opportunity for them to establish a plan, put it in motion by sharing it with others, and then encourage them to go for it!

 🗣❔🔮I Wish You Knew - Give your students the opportunity to share what they want you to know. Consider setting up a moderated Topic as a way to get to know your students better as well as providing them a safe space to share more about themselves. 

👥🎟💬Connecting Classrooms - Take learning beyond your classroom walls and get connected globally! Share with #GridPals, extend the learning with collaborative projects, or contribute to a global learning Grid like Our Global Classroom.

Have fun exploring these Topics and adding them to your Grid. Let the learning adventures begin! 🚀

See you on the Grid!

 💚 Jornea, Jess, & Ann

PS: For more ideas and inspiration, check out Building Community on the First Day of School by Student Voice Ambassador Kristin Merrill.

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