Let’s go on a Fliphunt 🕵️‍♀️ with Kathi K!

The following blog post is written by Flipgrid Educator Innovation Leads Jornea ErwinAnn Kozma, and Jess Boyce.

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Fliphunts are an engaging way to get your students moving and having fun as they explore your curriculum. We recently caught up with Kathi Kersznowski, an amazing tech coach, MIEExpert, and the original creator of the #Fliphunt. Check out this Q & A as she shares all the things you need to know to create and use a #Fliphunt in your learning community!

Q What is a #Fliphunt?

A #Fliphunt is a digital scavenger hunt that takes place on Flipgrid. You create the Tasks to engage your students and challenge them to show what they know with video Responses. I had a “Flipiphany” and realized that the idea of using Flipgrid as a formative assessment was a fun and meaningful way to check for understanding. I started calling these learning scavenger hunts Fliphunts.

Q How can I use a #Fliphunt in class?

Focus on an objective or your subject matter. Ask yourself what you want your students to know and how could you gamify it to make it fun? Connect your content and objectives to a Fliphunt “task” and let your students show what they know by giving them the opportunity to be creative with their Flipgrid Responses.

Q  Where do you start?

Start with your curricular objectives and build tasks around that. Then create a document (Word or Google) that you will add as a Topic Attachment. 90% of the work is in creating that #Fliphunt doc! Always add in some silliness - Fliphunts are meant to be fun - by adding action verbs to your prompts. If you can think of ways to take it outside your classroom, that’s even better. The movement needs to be creative and varied to keep interest. Act it out...use the pause button...add props…act like a TV reporter…give it an action...don’t repeat the same task, it’s a video after all!

Q Do you set up a #Fliphunt as one Grid or as different Topics?

You get to decide! It can work as an entire Grid or as different Topics on a Grid. Either way, I would encourage participants to use the Title feature to write the name of the task they are responding to. That way, everyone sees all the Responses that have been added to the #Fliphunt. It’s helpful to have the Title featured prominently to let others know exactly which task or challenge is featured in the video! I also love to go back and make responses look extra special by topping them with a Vibe as a title. There really is no right answer to this question, but I prefer to set up one Flipgrid just for Fliphunts. Then, as time goes on, all of your Fliphunts (each one is a different Topic) and all of the linked Docs will always be in one place. For me, it’s organizationally convenient.

Q What pro-tips do you have for teachers?

🎯Have fun making the task document - I like to use Checkboxes, but I’ve seen folks use point values or assign “levels” for the tasks. If you want to differentiate your directions, use different text colors to indicate the degree of difficulty.

🎯Although you have a digital doc linked to the topic, it may be easier for participants if they have a paper copy. You may want to print it out!

🎯The most common question is:  Do “players” make one long vid of all their responses and just use the pause button, or should each be a separate video post?  There’s no right way, but my recommendation is usually the latter because I value the opportunity for the community to add feedback on each one.

🎯Be mindful of the time! Set your Video Response Length to 30 seconds MAX!

🎯Remember, Fliphunts are not just for students! You can make a #Fliphunt for anything from family events, club activities, and teacher team building fun.

🎯Add your own ideas to this collaborative, crowd-sourced #Fliphunt Grid or find new ones to use in your classroom.

🎯 Get connected on social media at #FlipgridFever, #Fliphunt, and be sure to check out these Fliphunt Variations and Game Ideas

I hope you have fun engaging your community with a #Fliphunt!
-Kathi K