Integration Doc: Flipgrid in The Arts 🎨🎶🎭

Flipgrid The Arts

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 student 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 students will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Students can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses, infusing your class with a dose of social and emotional learning! 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 The Arts 🎨 🎶 🎭

Fine Arts play a vital role in students’ academic, personal, and social development. Flipgrid helps to vividly showcase students’ visual and auditory experiences within arts education. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students a platform to share (and receive feedback on) their visual art, media art, dance, music, or theatrical work to an audience. Here’s just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process and talents within the arts:

⭐️ Perform and describe movements and music that express ideas and feelings
⭐️ Explain and show how music, art, and dance differs within genres or cultures
⭐️ Showcase a final product or video production using multiple tools
⭐️ Collaborate to practice and refine techniques and skills
⭐️ Create, perform, and respond to music
⭐️ Rehearse, evaluate, and refine to prepare for a concert or production

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 Fine Arts Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: Visual & Media Arts

Let’s Talk about Art History by Maria Alejandra: A Topic encouraging students to choose a period of time in Art History to research and share facts, as well as their feelings and connections.

Virtual Art Show by Carrie Johnson: A Topic that remixes the traditional art show to share and celebrate student creativity.

6 Elements of Portraiture by Amy Chandler: A Topic for students to share their understanding of the key elements of portraiture.

Thaumatropes & Phenakisticope by Craig Stein: A Topic for students to explore the history and impact of animation as they create a thaumatrope.

On-Camera Tips and Techniques by L. Holmgran: A Topic for students to share tips for creating recorded media while also reflecting on their presence in front of the camera.

🚀 Disco Library: Music

Music and My Feelings by Donnie Schies: A Topic that explores tone, feeling, and the message within music while inspiring students to create their own jams to convey messages.

Dress Rehearsal by Teresa Ducassoux: A Topic for students to practice and critique their own musical performances.

Families of the Orchestra by Becky Jontos: A Topic that encourages collaboration as students learn about a family of instruments within the orchestra and share their learning with fellow classmates.

🚀 Disco Library: Theatre

Hot Spot by Amy DeFriese: A Topic using the art of improv to help students warm up and become comfortable sharing ideas creatively.

Theatre Auditions by Amy DeFriese: A Topic for students to audition for theatrical school productions.

Theatre Final Trailers by Kendra Parker: A Topic for students to create and upload video trailers for a theatre performance.


Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Empowered Learner 1 - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 1C: Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Creative Communicator 6 - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. 6A: Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.


Want even more!? 🤓

💥Check out The Effects of Digital Portfolios and Flipgrid on Student Engagement and Communication in a Connected Learning Secondary Visual Arts Classroom by Megan Johnson and Maia Skarphol.

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Theresa Ducassoux and Donna Schies 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 classroom integration ideas.

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

💥Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

💥Connect your students with their peers around the world through #GridPals!

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with learners in the Arts. Dive in and help your students 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