Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has taken the time to reply and make their own videos in Flipgrid for Spanish 1 and 2! I was so excited every time I got a notification that someone else had added a video to the board! Spanish 1 had 12 hours of engagement (and students speaking Spanish!) and the Spanish 2 board had a whopping 30 hours of students speaking Spanish! If that isn’t something to be excited about, I am not sure what is. However, even if you didn’t get a chance to post on the previous boards, you can join in the two upcoming weeks. Also, if you have a heritage speaker class, I would love for you to join us too!
Also, I am appreciative if you “tagged” a video. 98% of the videos were wonderful and had so many students speaking in Spanish. There were a few that were not as appropriate. If you tag those, you can help me moderate the board. Also, if a few people tag a video, it becomes “inactive” but if this is done by mistake, I can go back and change the status.
For the next two weeks, I posted a discussion about what students wear to school (based on the weather where they live too) for level 1. (Shout out to my student William for the idea!) For level 2, I posted a topic about food that they eat for lunch in the cafeteria. I am trying to think of topics that will be interesting for students, so they want to learn about different schools/students. For the other boards, I will leave them “active” through the weekend. On Monday, I will switch them to “freeze.” You will still be able to see them, but I want students to add to the current board.
I am hoping that both of these boards will encourage even more conversation! Do our schools have the same foods in the cafeteria? Do you have to wear a uniform like we do? If you have any suggestions for future topics, please leave them below! Let’s chat!
Edited to add: If you want to see the former Flipgrids, you can use the grid password Spanish1 for the level 1 grid and Spanish2 for level 2. A new feature is that all grids must have passwords. Also, if you want to learn more about Flipgrid and how it works, check out my tutorial.