October 2018 Newsletter 🍂

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Educators in the Flipgrid community are doing amazing, innovative things every day. So we decided to sprinkle a little magic dust on the Flipgrid newsletter to keep up with your creativity!

Welcome to the very first blog edition of the Flipgrid Newsletter! We'll update this post every month with all our latest product updates, educator innovation, and community activities. Bookmark blog.flipgrid.com/newsletter to make sure you're always up to speed on what's happening!

Keep reading to learn about AppSmash Innovation Month, the glorious return of the Share to Google Classroom button, the all-new Educator’s Guide to Flipgrid, and more!

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Tip or Treat! With the help of the #Appsmashing King himself, Joe Merrill, his talented partner-in-ingenuity, Kristin Merrill, our Education Innovation Leads (Jornea, Jess, and Ann), and YOU, we’re equipping you with the what, why, and how of #appsmashing to level-up your instruction and spark your students’ magic all month long!

Check out all the details - including an AppSmashing 101 webinar, our first Flipgrid Feature, weekly #GridTips, Instagram adventures, and how you can win a #StudentVoiceIsMagic sticker and #FlipgridVoicePod - over here!

 

Flipgrid Updates

Every week we are updating Flipgrid based on your amazing ideas and feedback. Here’s a couple brand new Flipgrid updates!

Share to Google Classroom

Back by popular demand, the Share to Google Classroom button is BACK! You can share any Topic to Google Classroom from your Educator Dashboard!

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Edit Display Name

Incorrect or undesired display name attached to your Flipgrid response? Now you can update it!

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Meet MixTapes

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The greatest way to share the best videos from your incredible rockstars with your amazing families, school, or even community! True to the feature’s namesake, MixTapes is a view-only, curated collection of Flipgrid videos from any of your Topics in any of your Grids. Learn all about the newest addition to Flipgrid over here and check out a series of inspiring ideas for MixTapes over here!

 
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Created by educators, for educators, the renowned Karly Moura and Sean Fahey have created a truly incredible, comprehensive, and totally free guide for educators new and experienced! Packed with all the things you need to know to get started and then to blast off with Flipgrid, The Educator’s Guide to Flipgrid, Volume 3 is a fantastic resource to learn more yourself and to share with peers. Their latest guide has been updated to reflect all the new features of Flipgrid, including MixTapes!

 
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Celebrate the magic of Student Voice every time you pick up your phone or tablet with these groovy new #StudentVoiceIsMagic wallpapers! Full gallery here.

 

Featured Tweetchers

Every day we’re inspired by the awesome ideas shared on Twitter by educators using the hashtag #FlipgridFever. Here’s a couple that went viral this past month!

 
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The Flipgrid Explorer Series is an opportunity for you to launch enriched, expert-lead lessons right inside your Grid! The package of stellar Disco Library Topics equipped with exciting lessons, engaging companion activities, and a stimulating prompt for your students can be adapted to meet the needs of your learners, adjusted to align with your curriculum, or simply added as they are.

Sean Fahey (yes, THE Sean from the amazing Educator’s Guide above) and Jen Saarinen (the fun and inspiring hero you saw on Twitter introducing families to Flipgrid before it was cool and heard cheering loud and proud for #StudentVoice on the FlipgridLIVE broadcast) have brewed up an incredible inaugural Explorer Series for the school year: MatheMAGIC! Conjure your students’ curiosity and bring math to life with all six of their amazing Topics paired with the amazing Educator’s Guide over here!

 
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We’re saddling up and headed down where the the stars at night are big and bright…

Join us on the Lone Star #FlipgridBusTour by following that hashtag on Twitter. And, if you are in or suddenly have plans to travel to Texas during the week of October 14th, join us at one of our educator #FlipHunt gatherings, the Texas State Fair, or at TCCA!

 

Until next month...

Thank you to the millions of Flipgrid educators committed to amplifying #StudentVoice and igniting creativity. We are so grateful we get to work with you and we are so inspired by the innovative ways you’re empowering and amplifying your students. Please continue sharing your amazing ideas, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we love chatting!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, Minnesota