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 the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!
Flipgrid in Professional Development
Wanting to power up your Professional Development? Use Flipgrid and augment your in-person PD with social, personalized, and anytime learning! Flipgrid reinvents traditional Professional Development by allowing educators to select relevant and personalized content and participate beyond face to face conversations. Here’s just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and support Professional Development within any setting:
⭐️ Build and welcome a community with group introductions
⭐️ Share session offerings before the start of a conference, workshop, or summit
⭐️ Ignite discussion during and after
⭐️ Model and share pedagogical approaches and best practices in action
⭐️ Provide an option for blended Professional Development
⭐️ Engage in book study discussions
⭐️ Connect and learn with experts
⭐️ Showcase and analyze student work
⭐️ Collaborate and share ideas
⭐️ Create and reflect on individual and collective goals
⭐️ Provide accountability and feedback during coaching cycles
⭐️ Curate a digital repository of resources
Once you’re ready to create your first Professional Development discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Professional Development topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your community!
🚀 Ideas + Disco Library: Professional Development
Workshop Reflection by Kim Lowden: A Topic encouraging educators to reflect on learning experiences after professional learning to inform the facilitator’s next steps.
STEAM Parking Lot by Dana Woods: A Topic to activate learning and develop a shared understanding of content.
The SAMR Model by Lesley Burdine: A Topic that engages participants in learning about a model that support best practices in technology integration.
Flipgrid Resource by Evelina Despaigne: A Topic to use after professional development to engage educators in sharing ideas for implementation based upon their learning.
Collaboration by Wayne Haskovec: A Topic inspiring educators to continue learning socially by creating networks beyond their school and district.
Favorite Technology Tools by Nicole Kempson: A Topic that helps build a resource bank of tools for educators to use as solutions for learning needs.
Meet, Greet, and Discover #FlipHunt by Jen Giffen: A Topic for educators to learn through discovery using a fun scavenger hunt.
Screencasting Annotations by Ben Kelly: A Topic showcasing a step by step demonstration of a specific task or ways to implement an idea.
Ask Your Coach by Tamika Durrah: A topic to ask questions and receive support from a coach anytime and anywhere.
Learner Environments Today by Beth Clarke: A topic that engages participants in aligning and defending their thoughts to a sketchnote representing a learner-centered classroom.
Create & Collect, Reflect & Share by Erin Holland: A Topic that allows educators to reflect on best practices for meeting the needs of a learning community.
Formative Assessment by Jornea Erwin: A Topic for teacher professional development or with pre-service teachers learning ab out effective practices in school.
My Ah-Ha Moment by Ann Kozma: A Topic that can be used after a staff meeting or Professional Development session as an “exit ticket” to share takeaways or ah-ha moments.
Consider this: ISTE Standards for Educators 💡
Learner 1 - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. 1a: Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Collaborator 4 - Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems. 4C: Use collaborative tools to expand students’ authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
Facilitator 6 - Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. 6D: Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge, or connections.
Check out this awesome article recently published on the ISTE blog titled “ How and Why Flipgrid and Learning Sciences Work Together” by Kristin Harrington.
Want even more!? 🤓
💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Holly Clark, Kathi Kersznowski, Brian Smith, Claudio Zavala, Karly Moura, Scott Titmas and Lucretia Anton for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.
💥Check out these future dates and times for upcoming Flipgrid Professional Development sessions.
💥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 a Professional Development setting. Dive in and help all participants 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