July 2019 Shorts Report 💡

Welcome to our monthly newsletter (The “Shorts Report”), filled with all the latest Flipgrid updates and community opportunities. Like something you see? Share with your friends!

July 2019 Shorts Report

Whether you’re preparing for tomorrow or next semester, we are here for you! The team and I (Adam here!) loved connecting with many of you at #ISTE19 and #FlipgridLIVE this past month. This month, the innovation and collaboration continues: join us for a collection of opportunities to connect, share, showcase, and celebrate #StudentVoice!

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FlipgridAR is LIVE NOW! Simply update your Flipgrid app: all existing Flipgrid QR Codes have been autoMAGICally upgraded to Flipgrid AR codes. Check out the debut, an example, and how to bring your community’s videos to life!


Jornea, Jess, and Ann - your Educator Innovation Leads - are organizing a packed week of opportunities for sharing and discovering brilliant ways to engage, empower, and amplify your scholars with wisdom from your fellow Flipgrid educators. Join the festivities from July 29th - August 02!

Ready right now? Flipgrid 101 is the new go-to place for getting started with Flipgrid: how to go from creating your account to collecting videos from your students!

Join a live Flipgrid PD session to learn about the basics of Flipgrid along with our latest opportunities. Starting July 9th, we’re hosting weekly live sessions on Teams!


Win a #FlipgridVoicePod for your community by becoming a Flipgrid Certified Expert (Level 2) before August 1st!


Student-lead lessons, back-to-school prompts, and a twist on a once-analog activity: here are just a few of the outstanding ideas from your #FlipgridFever community this past month!


At FlipgridLIVE, we announced all the new features coming August 1st! For a sneak peak at what our developers finalizing for the big release, check out the summary!


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!

June 2019 Newsletter 🌞

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, filled with all the latest Flipgrid updates and community opportunities. Like something you see? Share with your friends!

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A Shorts Report: Hi everyone, Adam here! We’re trying something new for this edition of your Flipgrid Newsletter - just like this note, I’m going to keep things short! Read on for a quick *flash* overview of the latest exciting updates and opportunities! If something sparks your interest, click the link for more info!

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On June 24th, we're celebrating YOU and your fellow innovative, inspiring, global community of educators AND announcing our biggest update yet at… FlipgridLIVE 🎉

If you'll be in Philadelphia, join us in person (we are approaching capacity: if you haven’t already, RSVP NOW!).

We'll be broadcasting the show as well - reach out to John Bimmerle to organize a watch party with your educator community.


As we gear up for FlipgridLIVE, our team released a few updates!

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With a single click, you can download all the video QR codes in a Topic! I won't comment on if/how this is related to what's in store for June 24th… 😎

Import Video without a Camera/Microphone
You can now import a video on the browser when your device’s camera/microphone are not working - thank you Kristin, Joe, and Classroom 39 for the idea!


Learn the foundations of Flipgrid by becoming Flipgrid Certified Level 1, share your incredible ideas and win a #FlipgridVoicePod (THEY'RE BACK!) by becoming Flipgrid Certified Level 2!


Jornea, Jess, and Ann are continually curating, creating, and remixing resources on the Educator Innovation Station (including age- and subject-specific Integration Docs) and beyond! Check out their latest posts…

Ann sparked a conversation around preparing your students to celebrate the selfie step while also practicing professionalism!

Turn "see you next year" into "see you on the Grid" with these ideas from Jess and friends!

Capture the shenanigans at your next field day with this #Fliphunt idea from Jornea!


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We're excited to welcome Kayla - our Flipgrid Summer Experience protégé. In addition to helping check over everyone's work, she'll be taking the baton from Josh, who graduated from the University of Minnesota this past month - congratulations 🎓 Josh!

If you're sharing Flipgrid at an upcoming conference or event, let us know - we'd love to send over some swag! Simply email Kayla at events@flipgrid.com (please try to give us a month’s notice) and check out our presentation library!


On behalf of the Flipgrid Team, 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!

💚 Adam

P.S. Welcome new Student Voice Ambassadors and THANK YOU Shannon, Andrew, Pear Deck, Malinda, Michael, Matt, Andy, Melisa, Leah, Michael, Kerry, Jen, Colleen, and your incredible students, fellow educators, and supportive communities - Jess, Ann, George, and I LOVED visiting you all on the Heartland #FlipgridBusTour!

May Newsletter 🚌

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, filled with all the latest Flipgrid updates and community opportunities. Like something you see? Share with your friends!

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Happy #TeacherAppreciation MONTH! All month we are thanking and celebrating YOU and the amazing ways you empower and amplify learners around the world. Keep reading for all the Teacher Appreciation Month details, including our new VoicePod Challenge!

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In honor of #TeacherAppreciation MONTH, we’re awarding five educators a new #FlipgridVoicePod EVERY. DAY. All you have to do is say “thanks” or share a great idea! Find out how to win!


From Flipgrid Studios to Toronto, Canada, with ten inspiring stops along the way: join us on the Heartland #FlipgridBusTour!


Join us at FlipgridLIVE, June 24, 2019 in Philadelphia
We’re always working to make Flipgrid simpler, more powerful, more inclusive, and of course more fun. Every week our developers push out updates - sometimes big, sometimes small - to improve the Flipgrid experience for you and your students. Once a year, we celebrate you and release our biggest updates and new features and… you’ll have to join us to find out!


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Chirping with excitement, sharing family trees, and soaring into assessments, here’s a handful of incredible Tweets from the #FlipgridFever community this past month!


As we gear up for FlipgridLIVE, our developers have snuck out a few updates this Spring! See what’s new!


Educator Innovation Satellite
Jornea, Jess, and Ann are your three Educator Innovation Leads! The trio are constantly sourcing and sharing innovative ideas from and for you and your fellow Flipgrid educators. Check out their latest posts below and navigate to the Educator Innovation Station for even more inspiration.

Set forth, full STEAM ahead! Jess has packed together a series of ideas for how you can curate lessons that foster collaboration, elicit feedback, promote design thinking, stimulate investigation, and showcase learning!

Engage your 8 to 10 year old scholars with these tips, tricks, and best practices, curated by Ann from your fellow innovative and inspiring #FlipgridFever educators!

Wrap up the semester with memories, challenges, messages, and more: Jornea has put together a collection of thirteen savvy reflection ideas (each with a launch-ready Flipgrid Disco Library Topic)!


We are so grateful to work with you and we are so inspired by the innovative ways you empower and amplify your students. Please continue sharing your amazing ideas, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we love chatting!

💚 Your friends at Flipgrid in Minneapolis, Minnesota

March Newsletter 🥑

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, filled with all the latest Flipgrid updates and community opportunities. Like something you see? Share with your friends!

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Surf's up friends, Happy March! This month, we're…

🚌 Cruising the West Coast on the #FlipgridBusTour
🏀 Celebrating classroom innovation with #AppSmashMadness
🕵️‍♀️ Going on a #Fliphunt with creator Kathi Kersznowski

…and more! 🥑


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Wakelet, Merge, Pear Deck, Book Creator, DoInk, Skype, Screencastify, Apple Clips, Insert Learning, ThingLink, 3D Bear, IMG, Quiver Vision, Chatterpix, Adobe Spark, Buncee, OneNote, AND Flipgrid!? Discover the creative power of #Appsmashing from innovative educators and vote for your favorite combo in this year's bracket!

All for one and one for all, we are #BetterTogether!


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A #FlipHunt is an academic scavenger hunt that gets students moving and having fun as they learn your curriculum. We sat down with the #FlipHunt Founder Kathi Kersznowski to learn how you can bring this engaging experience to your school!

Adventure is out there!


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Our first Flipgrid Explorer is back on the Grid starting March 4th! Join Laura G Explorer in this special #GridPals edition of the Flipgrid Explorer Series with the expert herself! Our friend Priscilla Heredia is organizing the experience for you and your students - simply fill out her interest form for more details and to join the adventure!

Dive into the Explorer Series!


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Holly Clark. Trevor MacKenzie.

Need we say anymore?! In our next Flipgrid Feature, this inspiring duo will share transformative practices for infusing your curriculum and cultivating an inquiry mindset among your students.

Join Holly, Trevor, and your fellow, innovative friends!


Every day we’re incredibly inspired to see how you’re empowering and amplifying your scholars - so many times over, thank you! Here are a few #FlipgridFever tweets that went viral this past month…


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Join our latest odyssey down the West Coast of the U.S. for a journey of #StudentVoice rallies, secret sauce explorations, #FlipgridFever-ella meetups, and a grand finale celebration at Spring CUE. You need not be based in California to hop on the Flipgrid bus: we're bringing you along on Twitter, Instagram, and via our Tour Grid!

Next Stop: #StudentVoice


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We are always updating Flipgrid based on the amazing ideas and feedback from educators in this community. Here are five recent updates!

🤳Craft your perfect selfie by searching our brand new set of stickers, now including emoji!

🗺The #GridPals map has been supercharged to help you find your classroom's next great adventure. Tune in to #FlipgridLIVE for our next MAJOR update!

📱It's now easier than ever to share Flipgrid Responses on Remind!

👨‍👧‍👦Encourage families to stay current on classroom activities by Following a MixTape. They'll receive a notice whenever you add videos!


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World Read Aloud Day, Read Across America Week, National Literacy Month, and more: every day is an awesome day to celebrate literacy. Jess, Ann, and Jornea, aka the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Rockstars, have congregated a few of the greatest ways, including exclusive Flipgrid content from How To Train Your Dragon Author Cressida Cowell!

Celebrate literacy with your learners!


Talk to you soon…

Thank you again! We are so grateful to work with you and we are so inspired by the innovative ways you empower and amplify your students. Please continue sharing your amazing ideas, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we love chatting!

💚 Your friends at Flipgrid in Minneapolis, Minnesota

February Newsletter 💚

Welcome to the Flipgrid Newsletter! Bookmark this page, come back often, and let us know what you’d like to see featured next month! Looking for last month's news? Check out the January issue over here!

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A couple weeks ago we had the opportunity to meet 1000s of amazing educators and school leaders across the pond at BETT in London. Then we flew to Florida to soak up some sun with our friends at FETC in Orlando. Now we're at TCEA in San Antonio and - y’all - the innovation down here is mighty impressive! From Bus Tours to conferences to #StudentVoice celebrations, we LOVE spending time with our Flipgrid family!

Keep reading to learn about MyFlipgrid, five ways to engage families with Flipgrid, our next Flipgrid Feature, and more!

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Now your students can view, manage, and share their Flipgrid videos, return to their Grids, view their Moderated videos, and review educator Feedback, all in one place!

MyFlipgrid is your Flipgrid!


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Learning loves community, so let’s use Flipgrid to invite families and other stakeholders into the classroom as we engage our learners and celebrate success!

#GridTip: Family Engagement with Flipgrid


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With just one tweet, you packed the house with over 300 registrations! But have no fear, GridPalGeorge is on the lookout for a bigger venue to hold all the collaboration, celebration, and innovation that’s in store for #FlipgridLIVE at #ISTE19!

Join your #FlipgridFever friends in Philadelphia!


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Join an ingenious trio - Melisa, Kathrina, and Andy - for our February Flipgrid Feature: #GridGuide Genius Hour! The three will share a collection of creative ideas for engaging and amplifying your scholars!

Join the innovative celebration!


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Check out our library of integration docs to explore specific, launch-ready ideas for amplifying #StudentVoice!

Music & Arts, World Languages, Health/Physical Education and more!


B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T ideas from the #FlipgridFever community…

We love seeing the inspiring ways you empower your scholars, foster a connected community, and ignite magic. Here are a few amazing ideas shared by your peers in the #FlipgridFever community last month!


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We’re hitting the road and embarking on our next #StudentVoice odyssey… this time with the gnarly, innovative, California area educators!

Join us on the #SOLIDGOLDenState #FlipgridBusTour!


Talk to you soon…

Thank you again! We are so grateful to work with you and we are so inspired by the innovative ways you empower and amplify your students. Please continue sharing your amazing ideas, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we love chatting!

💚 Your friends at Flipgrid in Minneapolis, Minnesota