πŸ”Ž Discovery Library: 7 Savvy Tips for Top-Notch Topics

The following post is written by Flipgrid Head of Educator Innovation Jornea Armant Erwin. In this series, (see the full collection here), Jornea will share a unique #GridTip to help you make the most of your Flipgrid subscription!

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The Flipgrid Discovery Library is THE spot to find your next great discussion Topic and share your best Topics with your educator peers around the world. By participating you help your peers, especially those newer to Flipgrid, gain a deeper understanding of the thousands of unique ways you can leverage Flipgrid to increase engagement and amplify student voice! And because you're sharing only the Topic template (and none of your student content) you're free to share to your heart's content!

Here are 7 Savvy Tips to help make your Topics top-notch! 

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Create new Topics or add your current Topics for your class to the Flipgrid Discovery Library!
πŸ”Ž Tip 1:  When adding topics you’ve already created for your class edit the topic to make it accessible for the general audience. 
For example: remove any chapters or page numbers, dates, students’ names etc.

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Research shows that people are more drawn to text if there is an image or video associated with it. 
πŸ”Ž Tip 2:  Add a video, image, Giphy or emoji to the topic to make it visually appealing.

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Educators searching in the Flipgrid Discovery Library are most likely looking for something specific to use with their students/ audience.
πŸ”Ž  Tip 3:  Choose the most appropriate Audience, Audience Topic and Goals for easy searchability.

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Topics are great, but it’s even better when educators have an understanding of how the Topic can be applied in an educational setting.
πŸ”Ž Tip 4:  Add detailed integration notes to inform educators how and when the Topic can be used as well as an explanation on how you integrated the Topic in the classroom.

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A Topic is generally just a part of an overall lesson.
πŸ”Ž Tip 5:  Include any resource links that support your Topic and bring the lesson to life.

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There is a search box in the Discovery Library to search for keywords.
πŸ”Ž Tip 6:  Use keywords for content in your Topic Title

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Educators love connecting, giving a shout-out, and showing their appreciation for your contribution by sharing with others, especially on social media.
πŸ”Ž Tip 7: Update your Profile to include your photo or image, a bio, as well as any social media links for other educators to connect with you!

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Have fun exploring the Discovery Library, finding and sharing your best Topics! And be sure to check out some of the #DiscoveryLibrary Topics highlighted on twitter! I can't to see your Topics in the Flipgrid Discovery Library!  

See you on the grid!
Jornea