Introducing the All-New Flipgrid

Editor's Note: As of June 18, 2018, all of Flipgrid (formally our premium "Flipgrid Classroom") is free! Check out the details over here!

Offering both educators and students a refreshed interface, slew of new features, and overall upgraded experience, the all-new Flipgrid is more powerful than ever and still innately simple. Learn how in the video below.

Unlimited Responses. Unlimited Topics. Unlimited Grids.

With Flipgrid 4.0 we've made our simple educator pricing even better. For $65 a year, teachers can now create as many grids and topics as they'd like, share with whoever they want, and collect an unlimited number of responses.

Take student conversation to the next level, literally.

We've heard it a lot: our users want to allow the members of their community to respond directly to each other’s responses. Now they can. Educators can enhance their active, social classroom by allowing students to build on other’s ideas or challenge a peer’s logic, provide direct feedback, or answer questions.

Say “cheese,” then say some more.

Flipgrid has been completely redesigned to make genuine discussion easier and more intuitive. Videos are higher quality, load faster, and can be viewed from any device.

More customization and more integration.

The refreshed admin dashboard lets you personalize grids with custom banners, toggle settings - including likes - on or off, and share or embed Flipgrid wherever you’d like.

Join the conversation, anywhere.

With a social-media-feel, the new Flipgrid Android and iOS apps are modeled on student’s familiarity with the apps they already use. They remain intuitive, discussion-focused, and free with an updated look and feel. Using your unique grid code, students can easily join the conversation from their mobile or tablet device.

Get on the grid.

Start your Flipgrid experience today with a free trial. Already a Flipgrid admin? All existing accounts have been automatically upgraded for free. Log in to start exploring!

Harvard Professor Emphasizes the Importance of Identifying Misconceptions

NPR reporter Anya Kamenetz interviewed Harvard's Director of the Science Education Department and professor, Dr. Philip Sadler, in her piece, "The Importance Of Getting Things Wrong." In the article, Dr. Sadler emphasizes the value of having students think out loud to identify their misconceptions.

Dr. Sadler praises Socratic teaching by "asking questions and having students think out loud." Crucial in all fields and especially applicable in STEAM, he conveys "if you don't understand the flaws in students' reasoning, you're not going to be able to dislodge their misconceptions and replace them with the correct concepts."

Many educators have shared they use Flipgrid for this exact purpose. One recent example is Dr. Ramesh Laungani, professor of Biology at Doane University. In his Flipgrid story, Dr. Laungani explains how Flipgrid enables him to challenge his students and analyze their learning. He notes that Flipgrid, "not only helped my students learn to clearly and concisely articulate ideas and questions that they had, but it also allowed me to identify any misconceptions."

Just as Dr. Laungani does, Dr. Sadler posits that great educators hone in on flawed reasoning and "give students exposure to the information and experience that will enable them to reason their way to the right answer." We love our innovative community of educators who do just this and use Flipgrid to amplify student voice, identify misconceptions, and empower students with enriched learning.

John McCarthy Celebrates #StudentVoice

John McCarthy is an Education Consultant and Advocate for Student Voice in Learning (one of our favorite job titles). In his Edutopia piece, “Establishing a Culture of Student Voice,” McCarthy offers reasons for and ideas on promoting student voice in the classroom.

McCarthy urges that educators “coach and provide opportunities for students to reflect and give feedback about curriculum, classroom culture, and classroom systems.” Giving students “airtime,” as McCarthy coins, is an important factor in having students take pride in what and how they’re learning. Flipgrid strives to do just this: provide students around the world with, quite literally, “airtime” in front of their peers and educators.

McCarthy concludes with, "Teachers who co-create a culture of student voice are setting the foundation for students owning their own learning." We love our awesome community of educators, who use Flipgrid to enhance the classroom and empower their students!

Jon Bergmann Proposes Scaling Flipped Learning

In his two-part report on scaling Flipped Learning, Jon Bergman, educator, bestselling author, and advocate for the Flipped Class Movement, presents his findings on implementing technology in flipping the classroom and why doing so is important for educating today's students.

One important element he identifies is establishing an advanced yet simple technological foundation. “Technology infrastructure matters,” Bergman emphasizes; he elaborates, "if there is inadequate technology, flipped learning is difficult to implement.”

Flipgrid plays an important role in flipped classrooms all over the world, encouraging active engagement and discussion among students outside of classroom hours for face-to-face, hybrid, and online programs. And we built it to be incredibly simple and user-friendly for teachers and students alike.

We love helping educators facilitate peer-to-peer learning with their students and totally agree with Bergman's view that “ultimately, the goal of flipped learning is for teachers to create active places of learning.”