As teachers, we are always able to express our opinions and share our feelings with our students. But do all of our students' voices get heard? In a traditional classroom, the answer is no. Whether that is because a student is shy or anxious or we simply run out of time, there's always an unheard perspective. Flipgrid, a video discussion platform, is changing that. Teachers post questions, videos, or links to start discussions. Students respond to the prompts and to each other with short video reflections. TA-DA! Everyone is given a voice. Watch the two videos below to discover the power of Flipgrid and student voice.
As a graduate student, I used Flipgrid to communicate with my classmates. I was often required to create one video with own thinking and then respond to at least two classmates' responses. To ensure all of us received peer feedback, we were asked to give priority to students with less responses (i.e. everyone should have 2 responses before receiving a 3rd response). From responding to readings to providing feedback on each other's projects, my classmates and I were in constant dialogue, having deep and reflective conversations long after class ended.
Flipgrid's website has a wide range of ideas for using Flipgrid in K-12 classrooms. From the homeroom to Art, World Language, and P.E., the sky's the limit. Click on the buttons below to learn how Flipgrid can enhance the discussions in your classroom and give all of your students a voice.
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