Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Administration 🧭👨🏽‍💼👩🏻‍💼

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What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every educator an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!

 

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your learning community will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Learners can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!

 

Flipgrid in Administration

School leaders work daily to create the best conditions for learning, support classroom teaching, and share the wonderful achievements of their schools. Flipgrid provides the opportunity to engage, support, and share any time and place! Flipgrid improves visibility, communication, and connections of administrators by allowing stakeholders to receive information, engage in conversations, share successes, and receive support beyond face to face conversations. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite school and district engagement within any setting:

⭐️ Use Flipgrid AR to transform bulletin boards introducing faculty and staff
⭐️ Articulate and implement school or district vision for high quality learning
⭐️ Create and reflect on school/ district goals
⭐️ Promote a positive school culture
⭐️ Conduct virtual faculty meetings
⭐️ Observation feedback
⭐️ Share schools and district updates
⭐️ Conduct potential faculty and staff pre-interviews
⭐️ Capture school events - sporting events, performance events, talent shows, spirit days
⭐️ Build a strong community within the school or district
⭐️ Share schools and district updates with faculty and staff
⭐️ Improve school climate highlighting educators, students, and families
⭐️ Share, engage in discussion, and use data for school improvement
⭐️ Personal reflections to support professional growth
⭐️ Share best practices
⭐️ Curate resources for educators and families to support learning
⭐️ Share accomplishments and receive feedback from the community
⭐️ House professional learning for educators to access
⭐️ Manage organization and daily operations

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of topics for Administration currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your community!

🚀 Ideas + Disco Library: Administration

Back to School Staff FlipHunt by Karen Cormay: A topic that promotes team building by engaging educators in tasks that require them to work collaboratively while they also learn more about each other.

Staff Appreciation by Heather Renshaw: A topic for faculty and staff to share their appreciation for one another.

Engaging Families in Schools by Sarah Said: A Topic to develop an understanding and call for action to improve family engagement in schools.

Learner Environments Today by Beth Clarke: A Topic that engages school leaders in exploring “look fors” to support learning for all students.

Discover and Share a Resource by Tanya Churchill: A Topic to promote discovery and learning allowing educators to share their findings with the staff.

Classroom Observation by Jayme Linton: A Topic to use for observations or to encourage educators to observe and learn best practices from one another.

Principal for a Day by Alyssa Moody: A fun Topic that helps build empathy about job roles as principal and educator switch roles for a day.

My Inbox by Eric Garcia: A Topic administrators can use to receive important video messages from staff, students, and families.

School Board Officials by Sydney Munsterman: A Topic encouraging board members to play an active role in connecting with educators and students.

Share a Strategy by Susan Payne: A topic to generate ways to build positive relationships with students.

Mindfulness by Jornea Erwin: A topic that engages a school faculty in the art of mindfulness to create a positive school culture.

Faculty Share Your Goals by Shari North: A topic to promote support with goals and build community amongst faculty members.

Summer Vacay - Staff by Melissa Culver: A fun topic to welcome new and returning faculty and staff sharing a glimpse of their summer vacation away from school.

 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Education Leaders 💡

Visionary Planner 2 - Leaders engage others in establishing a vision, strategic plan and ongoing evaluation cycle for transforming learning with technology.  2b: Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.

Empowering Leader 3 - Leaders create a culture where teachers and learners are empowered to use technology in innovative ways to enrich teaching and learning.  3d: Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.

Connected Learner 5 - Leaders model and promote continuous professional learning for themselves and others. 5C: Use technology to regularly engage in reflective practices that support personal and professional growth.

 

Want even more!? 🤓

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow school and district administrators like Judyann Burgess, Dr. Randall Sampson, and Bill Selak for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.

💥While you’re at it, say hi to Flipgrid Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma. Jornea, Jess, and Ann are always here to support you!

💥Bookmark our monthly newsletter for the latest happenings and check out our Educator Innovation Station for administrative and classroom integration ideas.

💥Explore the Help Center for answers to most common questions.

💥Become a Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid in Administration. Dive in and help all of your faculty and staff define their voice, share their voice, and respect the diverse voice of their peers. We are here to support you as you engage and amplify!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN

September Shorts Report 🥳

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, the “Shorts Report!” Learning loves community: share with your friends!

September 2019 Newsletter

Whether you are returning from summer break, winter break, or just the weekend, welcome back! Last week we celebrated the first day of school at Flipgrid Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have loved seeing the innovative ways you’re welcoming students with community-building activities, staff introductions, and family involvement from day one.

If this is your first Flipgrid newsletter, hello! My name is Adam (@AdamShortShorts on Twitter) and I work alongside Jornea, Jess, Ann, George, and Joey on the Flipgrid Engagement team. We’re always here to support YOU! In this monthly newsletter - the “Shorts Report” - I’ve curated our latest updates and opportunities. Read on to learn more about the Disco Library, our first Flipgrid Virtual Field Trip, the new Wakelet Shorts integration, and more!

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The Disco Library (available in your Flipgrid Educator Admin) is filled with 9,000+ launch-ready Topics as well as subject-specific playlists from your educator peers, our Educator Innovation Leads, and partners like Code.org and Wonderopolis. Explore today to discover…

  • #FlipgridWeeklyHits: Trending Topics, refreshed every week!

  • My Favs: Save the best Topics you discover so you can use them with your students later! In addition to saving for yourself, you can also share your collection. Check out Jess’ My Favs Playlist of fun Topics to use when introducing Flipgrid to your scholars.

  • Weekly Selects: Hand-selected Topics from Jornea, Jess, and Ann (your Educator Innovation Leads)!

  • Made for Me: Trending Topics tailored to your specific age and subject.

  • Partner Playlists: Explore subject-specific playlists of Topics from Code.org, Wonderopolis, HackingSTEM and more!

Find your next Topic in the Disco Library!


Join us with your scholars on a virtual field trip to Flipgrid Studios! During the half hour session our team will broadcast live from our office as we discuss coding, entrepreneurship, social media, and #StudentVoice!

Learn more and register your class!


Record and add videos directly in your Wakelet Collection with Shorts: LIVE now!

Learn more about the brand new integration for you and your fellow educators!


Every day we’re inspired by the transformative and magical ways you #EmpowerEveryVoice! This past month, these #FlipgridFever tweets were particularly inspiring.


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Every week Jornea, Jess, or Ann (your Educator Innovation Leads) go live for an overview of everything you need to know to get started with Flipgrid.

Join the next #FlipgridPD session!

Learn everything you need to know about getting started with Flipgrid and earn your Level 1 Flipgrid Certified Badge with the Microsoft Educator Center course!

Take the course and earn your badge!


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This past June we unveiled #FlipgridAR, which allows you to stick and playback Flipgrid videos in your physical environment! To celebrate, all September long we’re giving away a #FlipgridVoicePod to every educator who completes our #FlipgridAR Challenge:

  1. Click the new Shorts tab in your Educator Admin

  2. Record an intro video for your community (be sure to include some fun emoji, text, or even a photo sticker - visitors to your room will see this!)

  3. Click submit, grab the Flipgrid QR Code, and paste/tape/pin in your school environment

  4. Tweet a picture with the hashtags #FlipgridFever and #FlipgridAR (make sure you’re following @Flipgrid so we can send you a message with how to win the award)


Thank you! We are so grateful we get to work with you and so inspired by the transformative ways you empower and amplify your scholars. Please continue sharing your amazing stories, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we’re always excited to chat!

August Shorts Report 🌈

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, the “Shorts Report!” Curated for you by me (@AdamShortShorts 🥳 on the Engagement Team), this post is filled with the latest Flipgrid updates and opportunities! Learning loves community: share with your friends!

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Whether Flipgrid is new-to-you or you're embracing all the new updates and opportunities, the team, #FlipgridFever community, and I are here to help. Join us in exploring new realities this August with #FlipgridPD, #FlipgridAR, the #FlipgridFever Festival, and more!

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Introducing… Shorts! We took the brand new Flipgrid Camera you and your students love and created a unique experience designed just for you. Create enriching and compelling video stories for school, work, and life to share ANYWHERE!

Log in to your Educator Admin to create your first Shorts video!


Every week Jornea, Jess, or Ann (your Educator Innovation Leads) go LIVE for an overview of everything you need to know to get started with Flipgrid.

Join the next #FlipgridPD session!

We're excited to roll out our #FlipgridFever Calendar packed with an evolving collection of ideas and events centered around engaging your scholars and connecting with fellow educators!

#StudentVoice today, #StudentVoice tomorrow, #StudentVoice forever!


FlipgridAR

Earlier this summer we released #FlipgridAR and WOW - you never cease to amaze us! Inspired by the spectacular ways you and your peers are immersing your world with creative videos, we have TWO ways you can win a #FlipgridVoicePod* this month:

Create a Shorts #FlipgridAR Introduction
1) Hop in to the new Shorts tab in your Educator Admin
2) Record an introductory video for your community (be sure to include some fun emoji and a photo sticker)
3) Click submit and grab the Flipgrid QR Code
4) Paste/tape/pin in your school environment
5) Tweet a picture with the hashtags #FlipgridFever and #FlipgridAR
🏆 WIN a #FlipgridVoicePod for your students (to win, make sure you're following @Flipgrid on Twitter - we will send you a Direct Message)

Fill your School with #FlipgridAR Introductions
1) Create a Grid for you and your fellow educators to post introductions
2) Share with your entire staff (educators, administrators, faculty) and have everyone record an introductory video.
3) Download and print the Flipgrid QR codes
4) Paste/tape/pin next to each staff members’ space in the school
5) Tweet a montage of photos showing the QR codes around your school and link to the introduction Grid with the hashtags #FlipgridAR and #FlipgridFever
🏆 WIN a box of 5 #FlipgridVoicePod studios for your school (to win, make sure you're following @Flipgrid on Twitter - we will send you a Direct Message)

For inspiration, check out these amazing examples…


Starting August 26th, join us for a week full of connecting with fellow educators, combining edtech tools, introducing your students to peers around the world, and sharing your stories, impacts, and ideas!

Idea exchange, #AndNotOr, and more!


We're joining our friends at Microsoft Edu for a Back To School Live on August 20, 2019! The day includes three marvelous ways to connect starting at 11 AM CT: a Facebook LIVE broadcast, a Twitter #MSFTEduChat, and a Teams LIVE session from Flipgrid Studios!

Join the party!


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Simply log-in to explore… the all-new Flipgrid is LIVE! As always, this launch was driven and inspired by you and your fellow educators around the world - thank you for your helping create…


Thank you! We are so grateful we get to work with you and so inspired by the transformative ways you empower and amplify your scholars. Please continue sharing your amazing stories, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we’re always excited to chat!

*the #FlipgridVoicePod is the iconic green recording studio invented by Marilyn McLaughlin

#FlipgridFever Festival

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Starting August 26th, join us for a week full of connecting with fellow educators, combining edtech tools, introducing your students to peers around the world, and sharing your stories, impacts, and ideas! As you share on social, be sure to tag @Flipgrid and use the hashtag #FlipgridFever!

Monday, August 26, 2019 | #FlipgridFever Idea Exchange 💡
What awesome ideas have you discovered from searching the hashtag, #FlipgridFever?
Meet fellow Flipgrid educators and exchange ideas for transforming your curriculum. Join us for the #FlipgridFever Ideas Exchange on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook. Share your best ideas to inspire, empower, and encourage your fellow educators.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Global Learners, Everywhere 🌍
Explore the possibilities for extending learning beyond your classroom.
Through the power of #GridPals and global connections, open up a world of learning! Screenshot your pin on the Flipgrid #GridPals map and Tweet with a best practice for connecting and collaborating with peers around the world!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | #AndNotOr Epic Appsmashing 💥
When you combine tools, the possibilities are endless!
What are your favorite tools to appsmash with Flipgrid? Share your appsmash ideas, projects, or workflows on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Bonus: join us on Instagram throughout the day for live sessions with fellow edtech friends!

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Dance through the #DiscoLibrary 💃
Discover and launch enriching discussion prompts.
Engage your community with inspiring Disco Library Topics from educators and partners. Add your favorite Topics to your My Favs Playlist and share the link on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #DiscoLibrary!

Friday, August 30, 2019 | #StudentVoice in Action Digital Showcase 🎬
Celebrate #FlipgridFriday by sharing your photos, videos, or custom-made GIFs  on Twitter, showcasing the incredible ways you #EmpowerEveryVoice in your learning community.

👋 Introducing the all-new Flipgrid...

Earlier this summer we hung out with 1,000+ of our closest friends in Philadelphia and celebrated YOU as we announced the all-new Flipgrid! From FlipgridAR to the new Shorts Camera to Disco Library Playlists: Every improvement was created, driven, and inspired by your incredible ideas and feedback. Thank you! This is our most powerful update yet … and we launched today!

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