Integration Doc: Flipgrid in PreK-2 (Ages 3-7) Reading and Writing 📖📝

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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 PreK-2 Reading and Writing 📖📝

Flipgrid helps younger learners develop their voice and communicate with others while kickstarting a habit of reflection. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Here’s just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Print concepts and early writing skills (BASIC)
⭐️ Phonics and fluency (BASIC)
⭐️ Retelling (BASIC)
⭐️ Tackling complex ideas (ADVANCED)
⭐️ Learning multiple meaning words (ADVANCED)
⭐️ Synthesizing multiple texts (ADVANCED)

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of PreK-2 reading and writing Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: PreK - Kindergarten

Letter Show by Brittany King: A Topic to help young students practice letter sound correspondence.

The Grouchy Ladybug by Lucretia Anton: A Topic with Response to Lit activities that supports text connections.

Rhymes with Bat by Tami Greenwood: A Topic to help young students practice rhyming words.

🚀 Disco Library: 1st Grade

Me as a Reader by Katelyn Callahan: A Topic for readers to set goals and reflect on themselves as readers.

5 Finger Retell by Amanda Gilchrist: A Topic for retelling and sharing story elements and details from the text.

Story Elements: Characters by Lauren Noye: A Topic for sharing about memorable book characters.

🚀 Disco Library: 2nd Grade

Book Commercials by Amanda Alessandro: A Topic for making book recommendations for peers.

Text Connections by Tim Price: A Topic for making text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.

Discussion Sparks by Stephanie Deskin: A Topic for reading reflections and topics to spark discussions about the text.

 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3C: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

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 publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

 

Want even more!? 🤓

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

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Joe Merrill, Eric Garcia, Michael Hughes, and Bonnie McClelland 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!

💥Bookmark our monthly newsletter for the latest happenings and check out our Educator Innovation Station for classroom integration ideas.

💥Explore the Help Center for answers to most common questions.

💥Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

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