On the Second Day of Teaching with Technology
Who I am: Kim Walter and Elaine White
About me: I am from Midway Elementary teaching 5th grade in Pierce County part of OKRESA. - Kim. I am from Hart County Charter system, teaching K-5, and am part of Pioneer RESA.
Twitter or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, @selainewhite
Link to tool: FlipGrid
Short description of what the tool is/does
Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students or other educators. Teachers can provide feedback to students AND better yet students can provide feedback to one another. FlipGrid is a website for students to video their response to various tasks posed by their teacher. Students enjoy FlipGrid because it is so different from a traditional written response, and teachers love the engagement that occurs with the implementation of it. Another added bonus of using FlipGrid is that it’s a sure way to work on the Speaking and Listening standards while incorporating content at the same time.
Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment
Flipgrid is a great way to assess your students on a topic. It also gives the students an opportunity to be creative. It gives them a voice especially those quiet kids that might be too afraid to talk in front of their peers. - Kim
Simply give the students a code for them to enter on the home page of the website. This application works on any device and is very simple to use! - Elaine
How you've used the tool: How I use Flipgrid
Link to Student work: Student using Flipgrid from Kim, Student using Flipgrid - Elaine
Screenshot of student using Flipgrid
Ideas on how to use the tool
"Reading response goes digital, Show what you know, End of year (semester) reflection ,Reflect on a lesson or unit, Advice to next year’s class , 30 second book talk challenge, Debate a topic, formative/summative assessment." - Kim.
"Activate Prior Knowledge, Create a Commerical, Summarizing a Lesson, Review Tool Prior to an Assessment, Book Talks, and much more!" -Elaine
Anything else that you think would be beneficial
This is a great tool to use for digital portfolios. I love to show parents or email parents their child's video so they can see what their child has been doing in class. - Kim
Cheat Sheet - Provided by Elaine