If you are looking for a way to make your online, hybrid or lecture course come alive, Flipgrid may be just the new interactive technology tool you need in your teaching and learning toolbox. Flipgrid is an easy to use application that gives every student a voice in your course. It creates a vibrant learning community. Whether you want to increase engagement or create a collaborative, dynamic learning environment, Flipgrid may be just the tool to accomplish your goals.
To start using Flipgrid, create a new grid. This will be your classroom or learning community hub. Next, you will add a discussion topic. These can include text, videos from YouTube or Vimeo, diagrams, files (e.g. OneNote, Google Docs, Dropbox), documents (e.g. PDFs, Word, Excel) and/or weblinks. Flipgrid also lets you embed a HyperDoc (a digital document containing all of the learning objective or learning cycle components in one central location such as Google Docs). In response to the discussion topic, students will create and post short videos that share their ideas and research about the subject. Flipgrid is a great way to replace static discussion boards with dynamic virtual dialogue.
Flipgrid has a free version, is easy to use and it works on any device and with any browser. The Flipgrid video response player is like other social media applications where participants can react or reply to their classmate’s posts.
As the instructor, you are always 100% in control. You can moderate videos, provide custom feedback and establish privacy rules. Flipgrid’s ability to integrate with numerous learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and Schoology) as well as Microsoft Team apps like Sway or other classroom apps such as OneNote and Google Classroom are additional benefits. Flipgrid also makes assessment easy, providing instructors the ability to create custom rubrics, and individualized video feedback.
Are you ready to try Flipgrid? To learn more about how to get started or to set up your free Flipgrid account, visit https://info.flipgrid.com/?action=signup.
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