Are you just getting started with Flipgrid? Learn more from our Getting Started Guide.
Here are the basics: When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Topic for your learning community. Topics are discussion prompts that your students respond to with short videos. Students then Record a Response and post their video or view and Add a Comment to one another’s Responses.
Groups are a great way for educators to organize multiple Topics and share them with a community of learners. Invite your students to respond to an individual Topic or to access your Group of Topics by sharing the Join Code or Link.
Flipgrid in PreK-2 Science 🧪🧬
One of the major goals of a science class is to help students communicate effectively while developing a mindset of inquiry and investigation. Flipgrid is designed to give students a fun and creative avenue to develop voice and provide educators with a simple way to integrate it in their classroom. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:
⭐️ Plan and conduct investigations
⭐️ Analyze data
⭐️ Use observation to describe patterns in plants and animals
⭐️ Analyze weather conditions
⭐️ Observe and report patterns of the sun, moon, and stars
⭐️ Classify different kinds of materials based on their properties
Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Discovery Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of PreK-2 Science Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!
🚀 Discovery Library: PreK - Kindergarten
Solids, Liquids, and Gasses by Brittany King: A Topic for assessing prior knowledge about solids, liquids, and gasses.
My Pet Rock by Krynica Drake: A Topic to close out a lesson on habitats and physical features.
Hibernation by Brittany King: A Topic having students explain what they know about hibernation.
🚀 Discovery Library: 1st Grade
Very Hungry Caterpillar - Stages by Jornea Erwin: A Topic discussing a caterpillar’s life cycle.
Who Would Win: Polar Bear v. Grizzly Bear by Christin Becker: A Topic predicting which bear would win a battle and why.
Autumn by Amanda Bley: A Topic for discussing the season of autumn.
🚀 Discovery Library: 2nd Grade
States of Matter by Paula Ott: A Topic where students tell and describe states of matter.
Animal Adaptations by Mandy Alderman: A Topic for making text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.
Liquid - Matter by Joanna Barney: A Topic asking students to find liquids around their homes.
Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡
Innovative Designer 4 - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful, or imaginative solutions. 4A: Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts, or solving authentic problems.
Creative Communicator 6 - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. 6C: Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models, or simulations.
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There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with learners in science. Dive in and help your students define and share their voice and respect the diverse voices of their peers. We are here to support you!