I have really been enjoying incorporating Flipgrid into my classes. In the back of my mind, I have been wanting to set up my classroom with other classes. But, it keeps getting pushed back on my to do list. Then, Melanie sent out a tweet to connect with her classes! We set up a grid for level 5, and I wanted to do the same thing for my other levels, too.
I sent out a tweet thinking that I would get a few responses, but I kept getting more and more responses. I thought that I could do something similar to Laura and set up some Flipgrids that would be a bit more universal. Everyone can participate- the more the merrier! I want to keep the topics a bit universal and conversational. I hope that each topic will be universal enough that it is part of your curriculum already. I will add a new topic to the same grid every two weeks. I hope that the two week timeline will give students enough time to record AND respond to one another. They can have mini conversations on each topic and get to know one another! (All while practicing their interpersonal skills!)
I have an account, so all students can add their thoughts to my Flipgrid! One of the best things about Flipgrid is that students don’t need an account. You can also see your students responses on the grid. To start this week, students can introduce themselves! To create a flip video, it typically takes my students 5-10 minutes. Therefore, you can fit this into a regular day. I have also assigned it for homework.
Here is my grid for level 1.
Here is my grid for level 2.
For level 2, my students will make their first flips on Monday. For level 1, my students will make their first flips on Wednesday. Feel free to add to them before that! If you haven’t used Flipgrid before, your students can just push the big green plus button on each topic to start a new video!
Once there is a video, students can reply to the video by pushing the button to the right that says “add reply to…” Let’s get started! Share one of these grids this week to connect our students! If you have any questions or suggestions- let me know!
ps: If you are reading this now, we are on our second round of conversations! You can find the links here.