Integration Doc: Flipgrid in the Library 📖📚💻


What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every educator an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!


Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your learning community will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Learners can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out this Getting Started guide.


Flipgrid in the Library

The library is the innovation hub of a school! Flipgrid provides the opportunity to engage, support, and share any time and place! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement within the library:

⭐️ Booktalks
⭐️ First Chapter Fridays
⭐️ Information Literacy
⭐ Explore Maker Spaces and reflect on creation
⭐️ Evaluate and share resources
⭐️ Promote and explore digital citizenship
⭐️ Promote a positive school culture
⭐️ Create multimedia content
⭐️ Capture library and school events - author visits, book fairs, sporting events, performance events, talent shows, spirit days
⭐️ Build a strong community within the school or district
⭐️ Share updates with faculty and staff
⭐️ Collaborate on a global level
⭐ Discuss how to mindfully shape students’ digital footprint
⭐️ Personal reflections on the learning process
⭐️ Share best practices
⭐️ Share resources for educators and families to support learning
⭐️ House professional learning for educators to access

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of topics for Library and Media Centers currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your community!

🚀 Ideas + Disco Library: Library

#LoveYourLibrary by Leigh Woznick: A Topic where students reflect on their use of the library over the past year - to be shared with incoming students the following year.

March Madness Book Challenge by EK: A twist on book talks! Students convince others about their absolute favorite book, creating a bracket where the books go head-to-head.

Goldie Socks and the 3 Libearians by Sara Malchow: A Topic for finding a book that is “Just Right".”

Whatcha readin’…? by Fabian Hofmann: A Topic that encourages students to share about a book that they currently read.

Makerspace Challenge by Rosalita Santiago: A Topic allowing students to explain their Makerspace creations.

3 Emojis Booktalk by Jennifer Sherbak: A Topic allowing students to use their creativity to describe the book they’re reading using emojis only.

Banned Books Week by Kristina Holzweiss: A fun Topic engaging students in thoughts about book censorship.

Book Talk by Maria Jovita Reyna: A Topic to get students talking about books that they love!

Library Scavenger Hunt by Denese Anderson: A #Fliphunt to get students familiar with the library at the beginning of the year.

School Library Month by Melanie LeJeune: A Topic to celebrate libraries!

What the MakerSpace means to me... by Tommy Martinez: A Topic where students leave feedback on MakerSpaces.


Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Empowered Learner 1 - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.  1D: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use, and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Digital Citizen 2 - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal, and ethical.  2C: Students demonstrate and understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Global Collaborator 7 - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. 7B: Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts, or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.


Want even more!? 🤓

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow rockstar teacher librarians like Deb Zeman, Andy Plemmons, Shannon Miller, JoyAnn Boudreau, and Kristina Holzweiss for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.

💥While you’re at it, say hi to Flipgrid Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma. Jornea, Jess, and Ann are always here to support you!

💥Bookmark our monthly newsletter for the latest happenings and check out our Educator Innovation Station for administrative and classroom integration ideas.

💥Explore the Help Center for answers to most common questions.

💥Become a Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid in the Library. Dive in and help your students, faculty, and staff define their voice, share their voice, and respect the diverse voice of their peers. We are here to support you as you engage and amplify!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN