Students can use Flipagram as a digital storytelling tool or to showcase their work. Consider creating a video story based on animal migration patterns, sentence structure, or the Pythagorean theorem. The possibilities are endless, but creative educational prompts will need to come from the teachers. Flipagram doesn’t provide any tutorials, but there’s a vast community of people creating through this app.
Flipagram encourages students to explore their Instagram account to see projects from others in the community. Of course, this opens up the potential for practicing digital citizenship skills, and some teachers may be concerned about sending students out into the wild.Continue reading Show less
Flipagram organizes all of your photos into neat categories such as people, places, and times. Flip through your photos, select your "moments," add your own music or narration, set the animation speed, and share your story. Share features include email, social media, or simply saving to your camera roll. Photo slideshows are automatically stored in your private gallery, which makes it easy for students to reference back to all the pieces they've created. Although Flipagram doesn't provide tutorials, the tools are fairly intuitive. The overall experience is free, though prompts offer an upgrade to remove the Flipagram watermark for an in-app purchase.
There's a lot of potential for students to showcase what they've learned in class with Flipagram. Making animated slideshows used to be tedious -- slowly framing and photographing image after image. Flipagram demystifies that process and helps students understand animation basics. Sudents who want to go beyond the basics will need to look elsewhere for a more sophisticated tool, but this is a great starting point.
If students have access to other apps like Instagram, they can browse projects from Flipagram users to see how others are using the app, and potentially learn something new from the community. There's an emphasis on sharing Flipagram creations through social media, with prompts to post to a variety of accounts.