Integration Doc: Flipgrid in PreK-2 (Ages 3-7) Science 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

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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 Science 🧪🧬

One of the major goals of a science class is to help students communicate effectively while developing a mindset of inquiry and investigation. Flipgrid is designed to give students a fun and creative avenue to develop voice and provide educators with a simple way to integrate it in their classroom. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Plan and conduct investigations
⭐️ Analyze data
⭐️ Use observation to describe patterns in plants and animals
⭐️ Analyze weather conditions
⭐️ Observe and report patterns of the sun, moon, and stars
⭐️ Classify different kinds of materials based on their properties

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 Science Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: PreK - Kindergarten

Solids, Liquids, and Gasses by Brittany King: A Topic for assessing prior knowledge about solids, liquids, and gasses.

My Pet Rock by Krynica Drake: A Topic to close out a lesson on habitats and physical features.

Hibernation by Brittany King: A Topic having students explain what they know about hibernation.

🚀 Disco Library: 1st Grade

Very Hungry Caterpillar - Stages by Jornea Erwin: A Topic discussing a caterpillar’s life cycle.

Who Would Win: Polar Bear v. Grizzly Bear by Christin Becker: A Topic predicting which bear would win a battle and why.

Autumn by Amanda Bley: A Topic for discussing the season of autumn.

🚀 Disco Library: 2nd Grade

States of Matter by Paula Ott: A Topic where students tell and describe states of matter.

Animal Adaptations by Mandy Alderman: A Topic for making text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.

Liquid - Matter by Joanna Barney: A Topic asking students to find liquids around their homes.

 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Innovative Designer 4 - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful, or imaginative solutions. 4A: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts, or solving authentic problems.

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!? 🤓

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

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Christine Tran, Chris Guardino, Penny Reece-Wrigley , and Cheramie Hawkins 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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💥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