Learning is filled with wonder and excitement and Alexandra Larson brings that same zeal to fellow educators and students daily! Alexandra is an Instructional Technology Specialist and teacher in Atlanta, Georgia who has been using Flipgrid for over two years. As a Student Voice Ambassador and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, she has presented ways to amplify student voice at various conferences and helped us celebrate our 1st ever FlipgridLIVE event held in Minneapolis, MN in 2017.
“Versatile” is the one word Alex uses to describe Flipgrid, and through her implementation, she has shared various ways to meet the needs of learners!
#WednesdayWisdom from Alexandra
I've used Flipgrid to...
📝 get student feedback on technology tools and how their teachers could incorporate them
🥳wish our front office staff a happy Administrative Professionals' Day
💕 have students discuss charitable organizations they would like to support and why
🌎connect with students in another country
🤖have Maker Camp students explain a prototype they’ve created
💭allow students to share their favorite middle school memory
❇️ collect videos to use with a green screen at a later date
🤔have students reflect on their Problem Based Learning unit
👫allow community members to talk about their career and how it connects to STEM
📣 let students voice opinions on whether or not they should build terrariums for their school
👩✈️co-pilot with another teacher to review student reflections for our yearbook (using Flipgrid QR codes)
💥have a collection space for videos created on other apps (app smashing)
☎️allow teachers to leave me moderated (private) messages
Flipgrid has made it easy to promote the 21st Century learning skills- communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity! As I always share, it's such a versatile tool!
My advice to a new user is to become part of the amazing Flipgrid PLN on social media! This is where you can connect with other educators, get new ideas, share your stories, ask questions, and challenge yourself to think critically- especially during the quick fire Twitter chats #FlipgridFever!
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