Integration Doc: Flipgrid in Health / Physical Education

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

Are you new to Flipgrid? Get Started Here.

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 members respond to with short videos. Members 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 leads to organize multiple Topics and share them with a community of members. Invite your members to respond to an individual Topic or to access your Group of Topics by sharing the Join Code or Link.

Flipgrid is available on the web or via our iOS or Android app. 

Flipgrid in Health and Physical Education 🤸‍♀️

In Physical Education and Health, members develop competency in motor skills and movement patterns, responsible personal and social behavior, and physical, personal, family, and community health. Flipgrid allows members to explore and demonstrate understanding while making learning relevant and fun. Here are a few ways Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your members’ learning process: 

⭐️ Demonstrate the knowledge/skills of a health-enhancing level of physical activity.
⭐️ Explain the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, and self-expression.
⭐️ Identify and set goals to enhance health.
⭐️ Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, and technology on health behaviors.
⭐️ Showcase a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
⭐️ Articulate what responsible personal and social behavior looks like.
⭐️ Explain how to access information, products, and services to enhance health.

Once you’re ready to create your first Topic to explore mathematical thinking, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Discovery Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Health and PE Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by fellow leads and ready to be used with your learners! 

🚀 Discovery Library: Elementary (Ages 3-10)

Becoming a Vegetarian by Jornea Erwin: A Topic debating the pros and cons of children being vegetarians.

What’s for Breakfast? by Janet Martin: A Topic discussing the most important meal of the day. 

My Teeth! by Brittany King: A Topic for young learners to share what they know about dental hygiene. 

Being a Good Sport by Jornea Erwin: A Topic discussing how to react when winning or losing.

Winter Olympics by Carol Kratzer: A Topic for members to discuss the details of their favorite Winter Olympic sport. 

Bicycle Safety by Karen Solano: A Topic where members explain bike safety rules. 

🚀 Discovery Library: Middle School (Ages 11-13)

Volleyball Unit by Raymond Africa: A Topic for reflecting after learning different Volleyball skills. Can be modified for any sport or activity!

Focus Breath by Katie Horan: A Topic for members to discuss the benefits of focus breathing in their day-to-day.

Eat This… Not That! by James Overton:  A Topic to showcase student understanding of what is considered a healthy or unhealthy food.

How Do You Stay Healthy? by Shelby Engele:  A Topic for discussing the medicine wheel, wellness, and overall health.

Dangers of Tobacco by James Overton:  A Topic for members to create a PSA against tobacco use.

🚀 Discovery Library: High School (Ages 14-18)

Mission “Possible” Fitness by Claudio Zavala: A Topic of station rotations to demonstrate knowledge different exercises.

Meditation by Holly Witter: A Topic for members to debate the benefits of meditation. 

Kinesiology Tape by Claudio Zavala: A Topic for members to show others the proper taping techniques. 

Mental Health PSA by Katie Kennedy: A Topic for members to create a PSA on depression. 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Members 💡

Empowered Learner 1 - Members leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 1A: Members articulate and set personal learning goals, develop personal strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Creative Communicator 6 - Members 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: Members communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models, or simulations.

Want even more!? 🤓

💥 Join Education Innovation Leads Jornea Armant, Jess Boyce, Fely García López, and Ann Kozma for a LIVE Professional Development session. View upcoming dates and times!

💥 Join the #FlipgridForAll educator community on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to learn from colleagues and peers around the world!

💥 Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with learners in P.E. Dive in and help your members define and share their voice and respect the diverse voices of their peers. We are here to support you!


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