Flipgrid conversations round 2!

Flipgrid Spanish

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.


10 thoughts on “Flipgrid conversations round 2!

  1. I love this idea! But my students don’t have cameras on their computers. So, I’ll have to figure that out… Ideas?

    Also, I teach level 3,4,5…how can I publish grids to interact with those students?

    1. I am not sure a work around if your students don’t have cameras. I know that Flipgrid does have a wonderful app. If a few of your students have phones with the app, they could allow others to use their phones. I publish the levels 1 and 2 to my own personal account; however, if you would want to start one for a different level- you can! I could post the grid on here when I post mine or you could share via Facebook in a Facebook group or Twitter.

  2. So sorry and embarrassed I had students in that 2%…I flagged them as soon as they were posted but good to know that multiple reports will make a video inactive. Our department just started using Flipgrid more regularly this year so it was a teachable moment for me and my middle schoolers as we ventured out with sharing beyond our building – some students may be “grounded” from contributing for a bit!

    1. Not a problem at all! I knew that it would happen- it has happened to all of us! I am so glad that your class contributed, and I hope that they will continue to do so.

  3. I’m interested in the Flipgrid project for Spanish (grades 5-7), what an awesome project! I would love to get some more information and see some examples if you will be continuing with this in the fall.

  4. I’m trying to do some planning to use Flipgrid in a more collaborative way next year and came across several of your posts. (Also hoping that you are planning to do more in the fall!) Each one that I went to take a look at, said that it was locked and I needed a grid password. Are they all frozen now? Will I normally need a password to join in? Thanks, I’m still a Flipgrid newbie:)

    1. Hi! I will start again in the fall. They are all frozen because Flipgrid set a password at the end of the year last year. The passwords are: Spanish1 for level 1 and Spanish2 for level 2. Let me know if that doesn’t help! I look forward to your participation in the fall!

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