Welcome to this, the eighth day of the edtech Appvent calendar.
Today, congratulations go to Flipgrid as we open door eight on our edtech Appvent calendar. If you haven’t heard of or come across Flipgrid then where have you been?! One of my favourite reasons for using Flipgrid is how it links really well in promoting student oracy. Obviously, there are more reasons to use it than that but this is an area where it can help.
Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion.
As a product now owned by Microsoft too, it’s got single sign-on through Office 365 and there are a plethora of courses to support you learning how to use it effectively in the classroom on the Microsoft Education Community (MEC).
You can simply pose a question and students, colleagues or whoever you choose to share your grid with can respond. It also has immersive reader built-in and there are features that will automatically add subtitles to the videos that are added.
You can find a superb ‘Educator’s guide to Flipgrid’ here. where you can not only learn how to use the product but there are lots of ideas here for its use in the classroom.
A quick glance over the hashtag #FlipGridFever will also show you not just how popular it is, but also highlight lots of different creative use cases for it in the classroom too!
I hope you’re finding the series interesting and helpful. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you across the rest of the Appvent series. Watch out too for some special guests who will be recommending some great tools from their classrooms too. More tomorrow!