Meet Flipgrid Rockstar Luis Oliveira 💫

Luis Oliveira, a Director of Unified Arts and ELL teacher from Middleton, RI, has been rockin' out Flipgrid for over a year.  Luis embodies the beliefs that all students have a voice and all voices should be amplified.  Luis took a blast with Flipgrid as well as a plunge into becoming Flipgrid Certified -  Level 1 & Level 2 certified.  As a Flipgrid Ambassador, Luis is active in sharing the impact he witnesses daily by the use of Flipgrid, especially for English Language Learners and creating resources to support other educators. His passion shows he is committed to meet the needs of all learners, therefore Luis describes Flipgrid as being "reflective."

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#WednesdayWisdom from Luis Oliveira

Uses
☁️reflection
📰respond to Newsela readings
🤝share opinions on a variety of topics
🌎connect with students around the world
🗣vehicle for leaving advice to new students
🙌 a way to bring experts into our classrooms & thank presenters for sharing their expertise  

Impact
I work with English Language Learners (ELL) and Flipgrid has given my students a voice.  They can communicate their ideas without the fear of being in the front of an audience before they are ready.  Flipgrid has shortened the silent period that most ELLs go through. It also gives my students many opportunities to practice their oral skills.

Advice
The advice that I always give to new users is to just jump in and use it.  It is so simple to use that learning by doing is the way to go.

Learn from Luis

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Connect
Check out Luis' Rockstar Intro:

Connect:
Twitter: @loliveira55

Global Grids:
https://flipgrid.com/valencia
Reflections - Benefits of Learning English https://flipgrid.com/4da457
I Have a Dream - Equality for All https://flipgrid.com/227356