๐Ÿ’ซ Student Voice Rockstar: Jake Miller

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โœจAmazementโœจ- thatโ€™s what Jake Miller brings to the world of education. Jake is a Technology Integration Coach from Kent, Ohio who loves creating tutorial videos and gifs for others to learn. He first tried out Flipgrid two years ago and has since been rocking Flipgrid in several meaningful ways. As a coach, Jake regularly shares innovative ways teachers can implement technology to support their goals, such as students providing meaningful feedback to one other.

โ€œVOICEโ€ is the one word Jake uses to describe Flipgrid, and through his ideas, voices are truly magnified! Thanks Jake for continuing to amplify the VOICE of ALL!

#WednesdayWisdom from Jake

Uses
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Students share/ upload videos created in other platforms (Screencastify, WeVideo, etc.)
๐Ÿ“– Students share thoughts on readings in their English Language Arts classes
๐ŸŽปOrchestra students record performances
๐Ÿ–ฅ Educators share tech integration ideas with their peers
๐Ÿš€Students appsmash with stop-motion slides

Impact
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Flipgrid engages our students in reflection, discussion and sharing in a way that other platforms can't match! ๐Ÿ’•

Advice
Start with your content or learning goal in mind.
๐Ÿค”How can you leverage Flipgrid to help you crush that goal? ๐Ÿ™Œ

Learn from Jake
Check out ALL of Jakeโ€™s innovative technology integration ideas on his blog http://jakemiller.net/
Twitter: @jakemillertech
Check out Jakeโ€™s Rockstar Video:

January 2019 Newsletter ๐Ÿฆ„

Welcome to the Flipgrid Newsletter! Bookmark this page, come back often, and let us know what youโ€™d like to see featured next month! Looking for last month's news? Check out the December issue over here!

January 2019 Newsletter Flipgrid

Our New Yearโ€™s resolution for the 2019 Flipgrid Newsletter is brevity. Read on to explore our new Integration Docs, hear from Flipgrid Founder Dr. Charlie Miller, launch an amazing collection of free STEM activities, and more!

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Educator Innovation Leads Jornea, Jess, and Ann created age- and subject-specific docs equipped with Disco Library Topics, ISTE Standards, and powerful resources to help you engage and amplify your learners!

Explore the Flipgrid Integration Docs!


Join Flipgrid Founder Dr. Charlie Miller and the team as we crack the crystal ball and share what's in the works for the year ahead! Charlie and the crew are broadcasting LIVE from London at this year's BETT conference.

Join the party!


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We are always making improvements to Flipgrid based on the amazing ideas and feedback from educators in this community. Here are five recent updates!

๐ŸŒ• Tap the moon in the upper right-hand corner of a Grid or Topic to turn on Night Mode!

โœˆ๏ธ Nicole Rude wanted an easy way to create course template Grids that her educator colleagues could duplicate to their Flipgrid accounts. CoPilots can now Duplicate Grids!

๐ŸŽง Families and guests can now Follow your MixTapes to receive an update (daily or weekly) when you add new videos!

๐ŸŒŠ Jen Saarinen wanted to embed Flipgrid Responses into a Wakelet canvas. Now itโ€™s as easy as copy/pasting the Family Share Link!

๐Ÿ”ฎ When you share the magic of #StudentVoice on Twitter, the videoโ€™s selfie and name is now displayed!


With the new year comes new opportunities to engage your learners! Here are 12 ideas from Jess, Jornea, and Ann that will get your students sharing, complete with launch-ready Disco Library Topics!

12 ways to ring in the new year with Flipgrid


Microsoftโ€™s Hacking STEM Activity Library is filled with FREE downloadable, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone.

Explore 5 engaging lessons in the Disco Library!


Heartwarming, creative, music to our earsโ€ฆ

We love seeing the inspiring ways you empower your scholars, foster a connected community, and ignite magic. Here are a few amazing ideas shared by your peers in the #FlipgridFever community last month!


Gen Z extraordinaire Holly Clark has created an amazing, FREE Flipgrid course to help you become a Flipgrid expert!

Mastering Flipgrid in 5 Easy Steps


Talk to you soonโ€ฆ

Thank you again! We are so grateful to work with you and we are so inspired by the innovative ways you empower and amplify your students. Please continue sharing your amazing ideas, feedback, and questions with us on Twitter and via email - we love chatting!

๐Ÿ’š Your friends at Flipgrid in Minneapolis, Minnesota

12 Ways to Ring in the New Year with Flipgrid ๐ŸŽ‰

The following is written by Educator Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Ann Kozma, and Jess Boyce. In the #GridTip Series, Jornea, Ann, and Jess share tips and tricks to help you explore ideas and possibilities with Flipgrid. Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Educator Innovation Station!

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Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‰

The new year presents new opportunities to engage our learners and encourage them to share their voice! Here are 12 ways to ring in the new year with Flipgrid. Simply click any of the headings below to add a ready made topic to your own class grid!

โ˜๏ธ1๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿ’ซ#OneWord - Start a new tradition and have everyone choose one word that will be a guiding mindset for the year. Have students share why they choose that word, what it means to them, and how it will guide them.

๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰Celebrate Success - A win is a win, no matter how small! Students can share their epic wins or something they are proud of and highlight what contributed to their success. Celebrate those moments and their hard work!

๐ŸŒโ˜ฎ๏ธโ™ป๏ธLearn the Global Goals - Use teachsdgs.org to share about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Encourage students to get involved, make a plan, then share it with their peers!

๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽจ Share Hobbies & Interests - Give students a platform to share the things they love and what makes them unique individuals!

๐Ÿก๐Ÿ—“๐ŸซInformation & Updates - Create a digital learning community for your school. Set up a Grid to share information and updates so that students and families never miss out on an upcoming event or important updates.

๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿง Teach Others - Let your students create something that will teach someone else! Give them the chance to share their learning with peers. Let everyone share their smarts, get creative, and have fun teaching others!

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ญReflections - Reflection is powerful in the learning process. Infuse reflections daily or weekly (#FlipgridFriday!) within your lesson for students to share their "lightbulb moments" for learning.

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿž๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธHealthy Habits - Let your students explain the ways that they take care of themselves! Perhaps they love to bike, hike, or do yoga. Encourage your class to share tips for rest, relaxation, or rejuvenation!

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค”2 Truths & a Lie - Have fun getting to know your community! Whether it is the start of a new school year or returning from a holiday, set up a Grid to play this fun and insightful game! You'll learn a lot about your students and share some laughs along the way.

๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿš€Resolutions & Goals - A new year is the perfect time to establish new goals. Ask your students what they want to work on or strive for this year? Provide the opportunity for them to establish a plan, put it in motion by sharing it with others, and then encourage them to go for it!

 ๐Ÿ—ฃโ”๐Ÿ”ฎI Wish You Knew - Give your students the opportunity to share what they want you to know. Consider setting up a moderated Topic as a way to get to know your students better as well as providing them a safe space to share more about themselves. 

๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐ŸŽŸ๐Ÿ’ฌConnecting Classrooms - Take learning beyond your classroom walls and get connected globally! Share with #GridPals, extend the learning with collaborative projects, or contribute to a global learning Grid like Our Global Classroom.

Have fun exploring these Topics and adding them to your Grid. Let the learning adventures begin! ๐Ÿš€

See you on the Grid!

 ๐Ÿ’š Jornea, Jess, & Ann

PS: For more ideas and inspiration, check out Building Community on the First Day of School by Student Voice Ambassador Kristin Merrill.

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Dive Deeper as a Level 2 Flipgrid Certified Educator ๐Ÿ 

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NOW through July 31, 2019: Win a #FlipgridVoicePod by becoming a Flipgrid Certified Expert (Level 2) before August 1, 2019 (scroll down to find out how)!

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Ready to dive deeper and become a Level 2 Flipgrid Certified Educator?

Strap on your scuba gear and jump in:

  1. Earn your Level 1 Flipgrid Certified Educator Badge

  2. Add five enriching, resource-infused Topics to the Disco Library. Be sure to include Integration Notes to help your peers as they use your Topic with their class. After being reviewed by our Educator Innovation Leads, your Topic will be launched in Disco Library. Check out this post for best practices and guidance!

  3. Explore the rad ways you can engage families and the community by creating a MixTape and adding at least 3 videos from across your Grids.

  4. Share your voice by posting a video on this Topic.

Once your five Disco Library Topics are approved, email us at certified@flipgrid.com with your My Disco Library link (see image below) and the subject line โ€œLevel 2โ€!

**BONUS: Now that you have a direct link to all your Disco Library Topics, share your awesome creations with the world on social!

Thank you for diving deeper and becoming a Flipgrid Certified Expert (Level 2)!

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๐Ÿ’ซ Student Voice Rockstar: Jodie Dienhammer

Jodie Deinhammer has fueled imagination, inspiration, and innovation through rockinโ€™ out Flipgrid for almost 4 years! She is an amazing science educator, Flipgrid Certified Educator, and Student Voice Ambassador from Coppell, Texas. Jodie has engaged students from all over the world in discussing science topics within her incredible IMAGINE grid, which has generated over 2700 responses and the World Water Day grid with close to 1200 responses! We had a blast visiting Jodie and the students at Coppell Middle School East during the LoneStar ๐Ÿค ๐ŸšŒ #FlipgridBusTour!

Jodieโ€™s one word to describe Flipgrid is โ€œPOWERFULโ€ and we also believe her implementation of Flipgrid has been powerful in amplifying student ideas about science topics.

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#WednesdayWisdom from Jodie

Uses
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collaborate with other classes around the world
๐Ÿ”ฅ discuss hot topics in science
๐Ÿ”ฌ share lab data
๐Ÿค” reflect on learning
๐ŸŒ develop global projects.

Impact
Flipgrid allows my classroom to make connections with a global audience. When we work with other schools, students work becomes purposeful and relevant. Connect that with authentic projects that serve a real world purpose, and it gives you a great experience for the classroom.

Advice
Use the Flipgrid Disco Library! There are so many great lessons in there that will connect you to other classes and give you ideas to make your classes more engaging. I would also recommend to check out the Explorer Series and the resources created for those.

Learn from Jodie
Engage your students in amazing topics created by Jodie, all found within the Flipgrid Disco Library.

Connect with Jodie
Twitter: @jdeinhammer
Check out Jodieโ€™s Rockstar Video:

Blast Off By Becoming Flipgrid Certified ๐Ÿš€

New to Flipgrid? Savvy veteran? Let the universe know youโ€™re committed to empowering student voice as you earn your Flipgrid Certified Educator badge. Like everything in our world, we made it simple!

  1. Complete your Flipgrid Educator Profile

  2. Use Flipgrid with your students or colleagues and receive at least 3 video Responses.

  3. Meet (and join!) the #FlipgridFever community on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

  4. Share your voice by posting a video in this Topic.

Thatโ€™s it! Once you have completed the requirements, our team will review and activate your badge. If you have any questions, just email certified@flipgrid.com and weโ€™ll respond ASAP!

Thank you for taking the steps to become a Flipgrid Certified Educator! When you're ready, dive into the Level 2 Certification!