Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Health/Physical Education 🏓🥑

Flipgrid Health and Physical Education

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 Health and Physical Education 🤸‍♀️

In Physical Education and Health, students develop competency in motor skills and movement patterns, responsible personal and social behavior, and physical, personal, family, and community health. Flipgrid allows students to explore and demonstrate understanding while making learning relevant and fun. Here are a few ways Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process: 

⭐️ Demonstrate the knowledge/skills of a health-enhancing level of physical activity.
⭐️ Explain the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, and self-expression.
⭐️ Identify and set goals to enhance health.
⭐️ Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, and technology on health behaviors.
⭐️ Showcase a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
⭐️ Articulate what responsible personal and social behavior looks like.
⭐️ Explain how to access information, products, and services to enhance health.

Once you’re ready to create your first Topic to explore mathematical thinking, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Health and PE Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by fellow educators and ready to be used with your learners! 

🚀 Disco Library: Elementary (Ages 3-10)

Becoming a Vegetarian by Jornea Erwin: A Topic debating the pros and cons of children being vegetarians.

What’s for Breakfast? by Janet Martin: A Topic discussing the most important meal of the day. 

My Teeth! by Brittany King: A Topic for young learners to share what they know about dental hygiene. 

Being a Good Sport by Jornea Erwin: A Topic discussing how to react when winning or losing.

Winter Olympics by Carol Kratzer: A Topic for students to discuss the details of their favorite Winter Olympic sport. 

Bicycle Safety by Karen Solano: A Topic where students explain bike safety rules. 

🚀 Disco Library: Middle School (Ages 11-13)

Volleyball Unit by Raymond Africa: A Topic for reflecting after learning different Volleyball skills. Can be modified for any sport or activity!

Focus Breath by Katie Horan: A Topic for students to discuss the benefits of focus breathing in their day-to-day.

Eat This… Not That! by James Overton:  A Topic to showcase student understanding of what is considered a healthy or unhealthy food.

How Do You Stay Healthy? by Shelby Engele:  A Topic for discussing the medicine wheel, wellness, and overall health.

Dangers of Tobacco by James Overton:  A Topic for students to create a PSA against tobacco use.

🚀 Disco Library: High School (Ages 14-18)

Mission “Possible” Fitness by Claudio Zavala: A Topic of station rotations to demonstrate knowledge different exercises.

Meditation by Holly Witter: A Topic for students to debate the benefits of meditation. 

Kinesiology Tape by Claudio Zavala: A Topic for students to show others the proper taping techniques. 

Mental Health PSA by Katie Kennedy: A Topic for students to create a PSA on depression. 


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. 1A: Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop personal strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

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. 6C: Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models, or simulations.


Want even more!? 🤓

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like James Overton, Ryan Clark, and Nyree Clark 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!

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

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