Welcome to our monthly newsletter, the “Shorts Report!” Learning loves community: share with your friends!
Whether you are returning from summer break, winter break, or just the weekend, welcome back! Last week we celebrated the first day of school at Flipgrid Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have loved seeing the innovative ways you’re welcoming students with community-building activities, staff introductions, and family involvement from day one.
If this is your first Flipgrid newsletter, hello! My name is Adam (@AdamShortShorts on Twitter) and I work alongside Jornea, Jess, Ann, George, and Joey on the Flipgrid Engagement team. We’re always here to support YOU! In this monthly newsletter - the “Shorts Report” - I’ve curated our latest updates and opportunities. Read on to learn more about the Disco Library, our first Flipgrid Virtual Field Trip, the new Wakelet Shorts integration, and more!
The Disco Library (available in your Flipgrid Educator Admin) is filled with 9,000+ launch-ready Topics as well as subject-specific playlists from your educator peers, our Educator Innovation Leads, and partners like Code.org and Wonderopolis. Explore today to discover…
#FlipgridWeeklyHits: Trending Topics, refreshed every week!
My Favs: Save the best Topics you discover so you can use them with your students later! In addition to saving for yourself, you can also share your collection. Check out Jess’ My Favs Playlist of fun Topics to use when introducing Flipgrid to your scholars.
Weekly Selects: Hand-selected Topics from Jornea, Jess, and Ann (your Educator Innovation Leads)!
Made for Me: Trending Topics tailored to your specific age and subject.
Partner Playlists: Explore subject-specific playlists of Topics from Code.org, Wonderopolis, HackingSTEM and more!
Join us with your scholars on a virtual field trip to Flipgrid Studios! During the half hour session our team will broadcast live from our office as we discuss coding, entrepreneurship, social media, and #StudentVoice!
Record and add videos directly in your Wakelet Collection with Shorts: LIVE now!
Every day we’re inspired by the transformative and magical ways you #EmpowerEveryVoice! This past month, these #FlipgridFever tweets were particularly inspiring.
My students shared their “All About Me” information using @Flipgrid! They loved recording themselves and I loved learning more about them! Each student’s video has a QR code outside our classroom so that everyone else can learn about them! #ALLIN #edtech pic.twitter.com/B1EFqTIfwk— Jasmine Hughes (@Hughes_4thgrade) August 29, 2019
Our #flipgridfever entryway is almost ready for our Back To School Night!! Just waiting on a few more videos 😉Our entryway sets the stage for our guests. This wall says “What we expect of our students we require of ourselves!” We ❤️ @Flipgrid ! #weCODE #TEAMLUA #teachervoices pic.twitter.com/3OyZSfR0GG— Molly Dandelet (@mdandelet) September 3, 2019
Over 100 Ss in 4 classes and I already know all of their names when looking at their faces (not just by where they sit), correct pronunciation, and a bit about each of them in just ONE week! Thanks @Flipgrid for making this feat possible the last 2 years!!! #FlipgridFever— Julie Saller (@cooljewel2000) August 22, 2019
Every week Jornea, Jess, or Ann (your Educator Innovation Leads) go live for an overview of everything you need to know to get started with Flipgrid.
This past June we unveiled #FlipgridAR, which allows you to stick and playback Flipgrid videos in your physical environment! To celebrate, all September long we’re giving away a #FlipgridVoicePod to every educator who completes our #FlipgridAR Challenge:
Click the new Shorts tab in your Educator Admin
Record an intro video for your community (be sure to include some fun emoji, text, or even a photo sticker - visitors to your room will see this!)
Click submit, grab the Flipgrid QR Code, and paste/tape/pin in your school environment
Tweet a picture with the hashtags #FlipgridFever and #FlipgridAR (make sure you’re following @Flipgrid so we can send you a message with how to win the award)