Integration Doc: Flipgrid in High School Language Arts (Ages 14-18) 📖📝

9to12 LanguageArts

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 High School Language Arts 📖📝

In high school Language Arts, students learn to analyze texts and world literature, summarize central ideas and themes, evaluate arguments and claims, and present information with strategic use of digital media. Flipgrid provides a fun, social way to engage your students on any of your Language Arts lessons! Here are a few ways that Flipgrid can be integrated to ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Analyze and discuss various texts to determine theme, distinguish the impact of point of view, and explain inferences.
⭐️ Evaluate and share how author’s choices contribute to the structure and meaning of a text.
⭐️ Demonstrate the understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuance.
⭐️ Share arguments to support claims and convey complex ideas from informative text.
⭐️ Explain the evidence drawn from text to support analysis, reflection, and research.
⭐️ Use digital media in presentations to enhance understanding, reasoning, and findings.
⭐️ Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and justify points of view.

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

🚀 Disco Library: World Reading and Literature

Book Speed Dating by Brooksie Kramer: A Topic for book reflections and recommendations

Adversity in Literature by Laura Ebersole: A Topic for analyzing literature in the coming of age genre

Shakespearean Insults by Nicole LaFave: A Topic for having fun with Shakespeare and language

I am Malala - Chapter Reflections by Ceci Gomez-Galvez: A Topic for focusing on metacognitive readings strategies

3 Emojis Booktalk by Jennifer Sherbak: A Topic for sharing reading reflections with textual evidence

🚀 Disco Library: Reading Informational Text

Brain Dump by Christine Godard: A Topic for helping students reflect on learning with verbal-visual coding and developing retrieval skills

5 W & H Strategy Informational Text by Sheila Chabera: A Topic for exploring text features

🚀 Disco Library: Writing and Research

Social Justice by Monifa Nealy: A Topic for reflecting on social justice movements

Perspective: Right or Wrong by Claudio Zavala: A Topic for sharing ideas and reasoning

Pitch Perfect Practice by Michael Lamb: A Topic for practicing persuasion techniques

Warriors Don't Cry Fliphunt by Laela Bunn: A Topic for demonstrating comprehension and defending an opinion statement

Debate - It’s OK to Disagree by Jornea Ewrin: A Topic for debate and research pros and cons. 

🚀 Disco Library: Speaking and Listening

Rhetoric by Brandi Waruch: A Topic for exploring rhetoric and persuasive communication

Pathos, Ethos, Logos: Parents by David Theriault: A Topic for questioning strategies

Socratic Smackdown by Lisa Scumpieru: A Topic for developing listening and speaking skills

TKAM Quote Analysis by Kayla Anderson: A Topic for analyzing quotes by determining meaning, context, and significance.


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. 1B Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3C: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

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. 6D: Students publish and or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Global Collaborator 7 - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. 7B Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts, or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.


Want even more!? 🤓

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Kim Zajac, Laura Ebersole, Nicole LaFave, Heidi Trude, Trevor MacKenzie, and Sally Jo Saragusa 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.

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

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💥Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with your learners. 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