#GridTip: 🏫 School's Out for.... ☀️ Summer Learning

The following is written by Flipgrid Head of Educator Innovation Jornea Armant Erwin. In this series (see her full #GridTip Digest here) Jornea shares a unique #GridTip to help you make the most of Flipgrid!

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We know that even though final grades are submitted, learning never stops. The time students and educators spend away from school are filled with such meaningful and authentic learning opportunities! With the power and accessibility of Flipgrid, we can continue to amplify our students' voices, challenge them to share their learning, and keep them connected while away from school during summer break. 

But before I jump in: since you're engaging your students in remote learning, be sure to turn on Moderate Responses and password-protect your Grid before sending off your Flip Code! 

Alright, here are some ideas to keep your students engaged this summer!

Summer Book ClubsBook clubs are an amazing way to foster the love of reading with students. When students are sent a summer reading list, they usually have to wait until the school year begins to discuss the book with one another. Instead, just create your a Grid and include a Topic for each book students are asked to read! For extra fun, you can add a "Book Talk" Topic for students to share any other books they are reading. Then sit back and enjoy the amazing ideas shared and discussions sparked! 

Discovery Library Topics
Six Word Summaries
Give Me 5
Chapter Analysis
Speedbooking

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Daily Math ChallengeEncouraging students to apply their math skills in fun ways over the summer allows them to retain, improve, and grow their mathematical reasoning. Create a Grid to begin and post a Topic for each math challenge!  Simply choose the date (schedule your Topics in Section 3 under Topic Settings) you wish to have the challenge available for your students. It's also helpful to pin the current challenge to the top of the Grid.

Discovery Library Topics
Math Around Me
Would You Rather (money) by Kathy Saunders
Mass and Capacity at Home by Nicole Wilson

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Creative Storytelling - Creative writing begins with creative storytelling. Capture the first sentence of books, magazines, or short stories & ask students to finish the story based on what was shared. 

Discovery Library Topic
First Sentence Stories

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My Summer ExperiencesStudents are always excited to share their summer break experiences, so why wait until school begins?  Encourage students to share their unique experiences, vacations, and fun with one another throughout the summer!

Discovery Library Topic
My Summer Experiences

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My Hopes for Next School YearStudents are sometimes anxious to begin a new school year and meet a new teacher. Create a Topic to allow students to reflect on their year, while sharing their hopes for the next school year. This helps us, as educators, get to know our students before they even start the year!

Discovery Library Topic
Dear Next Year's Teacher by Na'Shara Tyson

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Have other ideas to engage your learners over the summer? Let us know on Twitter by tagging @flipgrid and including the hashtag #FlipgridFever! Have a great break!

-Jornea