Common Sense Review
Updated April 2014


Easy-to-use video slideshow creator has potential for classroom use
Common Sense Rating 3
  • Kids flip through all of their photos to create their own animation.
  • Animations can include hundreds of photos.
  • Kids can edit animations to adjust the speed, add a song, or include their own narration.
  • Share features make it easy to post animations in lots of places.
Having access to all of your photos makes creating videos simple, and the added editing tools make it easy to customize.
The lack of tutorials may make using the app difficult for some students.
Bottom Line
This is a simple tool for creating and sharing presentations.
Megan Leppla
Common Sense Reviewer
Common Sense Rating 3
Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return? 3

Flip through all of your photos to create a short animation. Moments are catalogued by albums, people, places, and times.

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer? 3

There are no instructions provided, but there’s plenty of potential to showcase student work in a simple presentation.

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students? 2

The functions are fairly simple, but it would be helpful to have some tutorials for students to get started.

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How Can Teachers Use It?

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.

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What's It Like?

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.

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Is It Good For Learning?

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.

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