Integration Doc: Flipgrid in PreK-2 (Ages 3-7) Mathematics 📐📝

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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 Mathematics 📐🎉

During this period, students are developing number concepts that serve as the foundation of all mathematical concepts. Flipgrid allows students to explore and find math around them, making learning relevant and meaningful. In addition, children communicating their mathematical thinking using Flipgrid promotes metacognition, thinking about thinking. Flipgrid helps learners to make their thinking visible as written communication is being introduced, helps to increase mathematical vocabulary, and encourages learners to communicate their ideas to others as they also learn from others.  Here are a few ways Flipgrid can foster a love of mathematics, develop number sense, and problem solving skills for learners at this age: 

⭐️ Counting including one-to-one correspondence and number recognition

⭐️ Cardinality, expressing numbers in a set

⭐️ Identify, describe, sort, and create 2-D and 3-D shapes and objects

⭐️ Measure to determine more, less or the same

⭐️ Develops understanding place value

⭐️ Use basic operations (addition and subtraction) to solve problems

⭐️ Build foundations for multiplication and division

⭐️ Represent information/ data in various way (i.e. using picture graphs, bar graphs)

Using Flipgrid for students to share their thoughts about problems and capturing their perseverance through the problem solving process is a great way to assess and provide feedback on learning. As students reason, they make their thinking visible by showcasing their representation in words, pictures, models, or actions using Flipgrid. Since all videos are housed on the same grid, the students are able to not only share and justify their arguments but using the Reply feature, critique the reasoning of others.

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 PreK-2 Mathematics Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by fellow educators and ready to be used with your learners! 

🚀 Disco Library: PreK - Kindergarten

Gummy Bear Counting  by Jornea Erwin: A Topic to to help students model mathematical thinking using concrete object.

Number Talks Subitizing  by Jamie Spikerman: A Topic for students to activate, develop, and communicate their concept of a number. 

Arrays by Yaritza Hernandez: A Topic to help young learners explore math in an authentic and relevant way- exploring and recognizing math in their world. 

🚀 Disco Library: 1st Grade

Which Does Not Belong? by Valtika Rhodes:  A topic that encourages students to apply mathematical concepts to communicate their thoughts about which does not belong?  Vary the numbers, symbols, or equations to meet your learning needs!

Mystery Shapes by Kelsey Parrasch:  A topic to assess students’ knowledge as they define attributes and compose two dimensional shapes.

Bar Graphs and Pictographs by Thomas Sweeney:  A topic for students to communicate ways to organize, represent, and interpret data.

🚀 Disco Library: 2nd Grade

Measurement Perimeter by Priscilla Heredia: A performance-based topic encouraging students to measure length in standard units, then find the perimeter.

10 More and Less by Jolianne Boucher:  A topic that fosters mental math adding and subtracting 10 from any given number while also building an understanding of place value.

Hooray for Arrays by Kristin Merrill:  A topic that allows students to explore arrays in the real world.  Students at the 2nd grade level can use repeated addition to find the total number of objects arranged in the rectangular arrays, then sharing a multiplication equation that also represents the array.

 

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. 1C: Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

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. 3D: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

 

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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!

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