Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥
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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 Grades 6 - 8 Mathematics 📊📏
In middle grades, learners refine their voice and communicate with others while strengthening skills such as elaboration and reflection. Flipgrid helps students leverage technology to take an active role in demonstrating competency in their learning goals (ISTE Standards for Students 1). Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Some goals for Math in the middle grades include computing with multi-digit numbers and decimals, solving equations and inequalities, and proportional reasoning. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:
⭐️ Compute rates, ratios, and proportional relationships
⭐️ Solve linear questions with multiple variables
⭐️ Graph integers and absolute value on a number line and coordinate plane
⭐️ Find area, surface area, and volume
⭐️ Describe transformations, congruence, and similarity
⭐️ Collect and analyze statistical data
⭐️ Solve multi-step percent problems involving tax, tip, and discount
⭐️ Discuss and demonstrate probability of events
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 middle grades Mathematics Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!
🚀 Discovery Library: 6th Grade
Space Saga by Donna Schies: A Topic where students complete a breakout to practice the Order of Operations.
Pancake Ratios by Kristie Follett: A Topic for showing how to change a recipe according to a specific ratio.
Find the Mistake by Sean Fahey: A Topic having students find the mistake in an incorrectly solved Order of Operations problem.
🚀 Discovery Library: 7th Grade
Fortnite - Math Edition by Jaime Chavkin: A Topic for students to share instances of math occurring in the video game Fortnite.
2 Step Equations by Meredith Schnick: A Topic for solving multi-step equations.
Integer Rules by Kellsi Sinnett: A Topic allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge of integer rules.
🚀 Discovery Library: 8th Grade
Shoe Sale - Percent of Change by Jornea Erwin: A Topic for reasoning if specific discounts are a good deal.
Pythagorean Theorem Story by Randy Woods: A Topic for students to explain how to use the Pythagorean Theorem by telling a story.
Animal Speed Dimensional Analysis by Kyle Spangler: A Topic for measurement conversion.
Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡
Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3D: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Computational Thinker 5 - Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions. 5A: Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
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