Teacher Review for Flipgrid

A Quick Video Answer to share with the class, this easy-to-use tool is a clever and engaging way to "hear" and "see" what students have to say.

Tracy R.
Media specialist/librarian
I.S. 034 Tottenville School
Staten Island, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This interactive video platform was used during our social studies unit. I took small groups of students in the library to complete their "Flipgrid" video. Students had 90 seconds to present their side of an argument and were required to come prepared with text references. Teachers could bring up the page of completed responses in their rooms for the class to evaluate. One challenge would be the filming itself. Adobe needed to be activated and the camera alignment is sometimes tricky. We had two teachers involved which made the task much easier to accomplish.
My Take
We love this tool at our school. We have used it both in the classroom, as a component on digital collaboration projects, and for professional development with adults. This tool might be used in a formative way (interviewing students about background knowledge or what they notice) or in a summative way (to assess understanding of a topic) and students are excited to speak and see themselves on a video.