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The following post is written by Educator Innovation Lead Jornea Erwin. In the #GridTip Series, Flipgrid Educator Innovation Leads Ann, Jess, and Jornea will share tips and tricks to help you explore ideas and possibilities with Flipgrid.

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We had fun learning, met goals, and grew too, since a break is near what more can we do? ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿค—Educators are championing #StudentVoice all over the world. Whether you are gearing up for winter or enjoying a midsummerโ€™s day, the end of the year is the perfect time to engage your community with Flipgrid, creating experiences and memories that will last a lifetime! The beauty of Flipgrid comes from the experiences you craft for your learners, promoting the โœจMโœจAโœจGโœจIโœจCโœจ of learning, which is always R.A.D.I.C.A.L.! Here are a few ways to have some fun with Flipgrid before, during, and after your break, inspired by educators around the world!

Flipgrid for REFLECTION
Creating moments for self-reflection helps students make it a common practice, infusing critical thinking skills and fostering a growth mindset.

Quarter 1 Reflections by Sarah Foster
Flipgrid Fridays by Trisha McLean
Goal Setting + Reflection by Bryan Dulmage

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: Have students watch a past video they have created. Have them reflect on their knowledge and skills then vs. now. Use Replies for students to share a message with their โ€œformer selvesโ€ (previous Flipgrid video).

 

Using Flipgrid to Show APPRECIATION
A person who is appreciated will always do more than expected! Continue creating a positive culture in your school by showing appreciation. Take a moment to thank a room parent, school staff member, other educators, students, families, community members, district board members and school leaders for what they do on a daily basis to create the conditions for excellent learning in your school.

Author Visit Thank You by Sara Kash
Inservice Thank You by Laura Ebersole
Staff Appreciation by Heather Renshaw

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: Blend student creativity and artwork with a heartfelt message by allowing students to create a greeting or holiday card for someone they wish to thank and also have the students share a special video message on Flipgrid. In your Educator Admin Dashboard, click the share button to obtain a specific QR code for your student video. Print out the QR Code to add to their greeting card for a special surprise! This idea is sure to put smiles on a lot of faces!

 

Engage with Flipgrid to โ€œsparkโ€ a DESIRE for continued learning
Recognizing, honoring, and giving feedback to student voice empowers students to continuously learn. When students share an idea that generates wonder, excitement or awe, let them lead the conversation by sparking their response into a Topic of their own!

Genius Hour Project Pitch by Pricillia Heredia
Discussion Sparks by Stephanie Deskin
Teach the Teacher by Stacy Weber

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: Ready to start sparking? Just look for the โ€œSparkโ€ fire symbol next to your student video or under Actions - Spark a Response! Your students, as the expert, will be more invested, leading to increased social learning in your class!

 
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Topics that inspire students to share INSPIRATION with others
The expert in anything was once a beginner and inspiration can come from anywhere! Check out the Flipgrid Explorer Series for a fun way for students to be inspired by experts sharing their passions. Encourage students to also share their passion and knowledge to inspire others.

Coding Series: What is Coding?
Aquarium Series: Design Your Aquarium
MatheMagic Series: Weโ€™re Mathematicians

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: Appsmashing is a great way to empower students to use mixed media to communicate ideas. You could set up a Grid for student podcast stations like Andrew Fenstermaker. Or add visuals to voice by screencasting! Check out this awesome #GridTip by Educator Innovation Lead Jess Boyce showcasing how to appsmash Screencastify with Flipgrid.

 

Showcase studentsโ€™ and their achievements with a CELEBRATION!
Recognizing student success and celebrating school accomplishments helps to create a positive culture for your learning community.

MixTapes are the perfect way to celebrate an amazing semester of learning. Theyโ€™re view-only and super shareable. Just choose the best Flipgrid video from each student and share with their family!

Additionally, you can create a new Topic for your students to celebrate their achievements.

Letโ€™s Celebrate Success by Angie Koser
Celebrate and Remember by Karalee Nakatsuka
Warm Fuzzies by Heather Anderson

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: If youโ€™re setting up a new Topic, ๐ŸŽŸGuest Mode provides a super easy way to invite families to witness your studentsโ€™ greatness. With your power to control access, you can select to have guests leave positive messages and words of affirmation for your students!

 

Take a moment for your community to have fun and look into the future with ANTICIPATION!
When there is joy in learning environments, everyone involved is more committed to the process.
A Flipgrid Topic can be ANYTHING, a game, a message to Santa, 12 days of Flipgrid for families to participate in fun activities, Sing-A-Songs, dance moves, snow day fun and more! So have some FUN in your classrooms and beyond by creating Topics all will enjoy! With holidays approaching you can also tailor your Topics to the season.

Flipgrid Fever the Game by Donna Schies
Family Caroling by Amanda Gilchrist
Holiday MadLibs by Amanda Funk
Holiday Wishes by Vannessa Fowler
Holiday Music by Teresa Ducassoux

Here are a few other topics I created for some holiday/ winter break fun:

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: ๐Ÿ“ผCreate a MixTape of your responses collected to share with your learning community! Have fun highlighting favorite memories from the semesters, blooper MixTapes are fun too!

 

Build global empathy and spread kindness with words & actions filled with LOVE
Cultural, global awareness, and inclusive communities encourage students to seek ways to create impact for others. At Flipgrid, we believe together we can create global empathy!
Check out ways amazing educators are spreading kindness, togetherness, love, and fun while building global empathy and join in the fun!

๐ŸŒŽ Bronwyn Joyce - Our Global Classroom
Our Global Classroom Advent Calendar
โœˆ๏ธ Bonnie McClelland - Inspiration of GridPals
๐Ÿ’• Brian Romero Smith - The Captain Kindness Challenge
๐ŸŽ™Claudio Zavala Jr. - Sing-A-Song

๐Ÿ™ŒTip: If you wish to partner with another educator for a collaborative grid, then add them as a CoPilot to your grid! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ

Enjoy every moment wrapping the gift of learning with your students before the break and letโ€™s make learning R.A.D.I.C.A.L!

See you on the grid,
Jornea