Meet Flipgrid Rockstar Natasha Rachell 💫

Natasha Rachell, a Digital Learning Specialist from Atlanta, GA, has been rockin' out Flipgrid since October 2013 🙌.  Over the past 4.5 years, Natasha has witnessed the vast impact of Flipgrid in multiple learning environments.  She is a Flipgrid Certified Educator and Flipgrid Ambassador who shares Flipgrid not only within her district but also at educational conferences and summits around the United States and world-wide through Twitter!  As she would say "It's easy to get started, just use my FREE 45 day trial code RACHELL if you're interested."  Natasha expresses that Flipgrid is POWERFUL 💥.

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#WednesdayWisdom from Natasha Rachell

Uses
As a central office-based educator and presenter I use Flipgrid to drive my professional development sessions in the following ways:
👋introductions
📝collect feedback
🤝share best practices
💡participant lightbulb/ ah-ha moments

Teachers with whom I work are using Flipgrid for various learning experiences:
📖book reports
🛎bell ringers
✅exit tickets to check for understanding
🗣assess oral fluency in world language classes
➕make mathematical thinking visible
🤔engage in the inquiry process of learning
🔬explore and share steps in the scientific method

Impact
Plain and simple...Flipgrid gives students a VOICE!  Flipgrid allows those that are quiet and nervous the opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts in a manner that is conducive to their learning styles.  It appeals to every student in the classroom.  I love that students are able to show their personalities through the manner in which they record as well as creating the "thumbnail" photo for their responses with stickers.  Flipgrid has grown so organically but has spread like wild-fire in our district!  In addition to teachers using Flipgrid, administrators use Flipgrid to flip staff meetings and our central office staff embraces Flipgrid as a means of collecting feedback from professional learning sessions.  

Advice
Dive in and try it!!! Don't be scared!  Put it out in the universe to see!  Students are engaging with Flipgrid from ALL across the world!  Once you figure it out, share it with other educators!  The more, the merrier!

Learn from Natasha

Connect
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Twitter:  @apsitnatasha