Introducing... Grid Templates

When we make updates to Flipgrid, we try to make them as powerful and valuable as possible, without sacrificing our foundation of simplicity. We understand that, as an educator, you're constantly juggling 10 things at once and time is scarce. That's why "keeping things simple" is one of our core values!

With that in mind, we set our eyes on the Grid creation process. Our goal was to help you get your community sharing their voice in as little time as possible. So we created Grid Templates.

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With Grid templates, you can easily set up a Grid for any of the communities in your life. Your new Grid will be complete with an introductions Topic and settings specifically designed for that Grid type. 

Of course, you can always create Grids from scratch, just like you always have. And you can adjust your Grid settings any time.

We hope Grid Templates makes your life a little easier. Check it out and let us know what you think. We are always listening!

Discovery Library Trailblazer + Updates 🤠

If you haven't checked out the Flipgrid Discovery Library lately, you're missing out! It is THE spot to find your next great discussion prompt and share your best with peers around the world. There have been thousands of Topic templates shared to date, covering every age range, subject, and goal. Whether you want to discuss cyber bullying, cell mitosis, or mixed number subtraction, your peers in the Flipgrid community have you covered. Today we are excited to share some major updates AND a new badge with you!

Discovery Library Updates

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The next time you log in to your Educator Dashboard and check out the Discovery Library, the first thing you'll see is that we now have Featured Topics. Flipgrid Head of Educator Innovation Jornea Erwin is regularly scouring the Library and featuring those that are most timely, valuable, and engaging. We've also added Clapping, a fun new way to recognize (and sort!) great Topics. Lastly, we've built Custom Filters. Want to share the best middle school math topics with your colleagues? Simply filter for middle school math then copy/paste the URL! 

Discovery Trailblazer

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Sharing in the Discovery Library helps your educator peers understand the unique and valuable ways Flipgrid can be used to increase engagement and amplify student voice. To recognize these contributions, we created the Discovery Trailblazer badge! Every Thursday, Jornea Erwin will choose one educator to receive the badge in recognition of her/his contributions to the Discovery Library. Educators will be recognized for posting Topics that have been used a lot, have a ton of student engagement, are related to timely or newsworthy topics, or are just plain awesome. Want to read all of Jornea's tips and tricks for posting top-notch Topics? Check out this #GridTip. If you know someone who is deserving of the badge, please let Jornea know!

As always - all of these updates come from ideas and feedback we receive from the amazing Flipgrid educator community. Thank you for your commitment to supporting each other, increasing student engagement, and amplifying voice!