The following post is written by Jim Leslie, CEO and Cofounder of Flipgrid.
The Flipgrid PreK to PhD educator community is inspiring in so many ways. We are constantly amazed by the new, creative ways they engage students in social learning on Flipgrid. If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you know that we’ve been releasing new capabilities at an unparalleled pace just to keep up with our teachers’ suggestions - featuring, moving/duplicating, Glance, variable response lengths, video transcripts, and more.
And then it happened. In our last Flipgrid Ambassador call, one teacher said, “when are you going to address the inequity of students not able to learn in Flipgrid because their teacher can’t afford the subscription?” Whoa. Our mission has always been about equality of student voice. Every update to Flipgrid is designed to amplify student voice and lift student engagement to new heights. We’ve always known Flipgrid has meaningful impact on both teachers and students, but we hadn’t really considered the corollary - the absence of Flipgrid. Fixing this became our top priority!
Today, we’re announcing Flipgrid One, a free, single-grid version of Flipgrid that allows any teacher to engage her or his class in the Flipgrid experience and empower student voice. Flipgrid One teachers can have as many topics and student responses in their grid as they like. All the affordances necessary to safely and fully engage students are thoughtfully integrated within Flipgrid One: password-protection, moderation, transcripts, free iOS and Android apps, and more.
Teachers who use Flipgrid in multiple classes and/or want to have more control over their Flipgrid experience will use Flipgrid Classroom. Priced at $65 for individual subscriptions and $400 for 10-packs, Flipgrid Classroom enables teachers to create and manage unlimited grids, topics, responses, and replies-to-responses; feature student responses; move and duplicate grid structure and content; embed fully-functional grids into other environments such as an LMS or class website; and much, much more on the near term horizon - stay tuned!
Feedback + Assessment.
In addition, Flipgrid Classroom includes our new Student Feedback and Assessment capabilities designed by our amazing Flipgrid teachers. Flipgrid Classroom teachers can now assess, document, and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to individual students in a private, simple way...the Flipgrid way! Just click on any student response video, rate the student on both the quality of their Presentation and their Ideas, and add any comments you like. This is only scratching the surface of individualized and group feedback in Flipgrid Classroom...we can’t wait to hear what you think!
We’re so excited to be offering Flipgrid One to teachers across the globe. This is a huge improvement over our old 30-day demo and allows every student to benefit from Flipgrid. Our sincere thanks to Flipgrid teachers and students for their support, enthusiasm, and guidance. We are in this journey together, and we couldn’t be more proud.