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

Flipgrid in World Languages 🗣📝

In the world language classroom, students learn far more than grammar, spelling, and pronunciation. They focus on interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication, relating cultural practices to perspectives, making connections, language and cultural comparisons, and global communities. Flipgrid is a perfect place for your students to practice their speaking skills and share their ideas, while providing you a simple way to hear from all of your learners. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed.
⭐️ Use language to investigate, explain, and reflect on practices and perspectives of culture.
⭐️ Access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives.
⭐️ Set goals and reflect on progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
⭐️ Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, and narrate.
⭐️ Use language to develop critical thinking, investigate, explain, and reflect.

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 World Language Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Discovery Library: Elementary (Ages 3-10)

ACCESS Speaking Practice by Meghan Love: A Topic where students complete the story.

Que ropa llevan Mark y Ruby? by Alberto Peris: A Topic for students to learn and recite the names for clothing. Can be edited to any language!

TELPAS Speaking: Comparing Dogs by Rachel Bouknight: A Topic to help young students practice rhyming words.

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

TED Talk - Nouvelle Langue by Valerie Barland: A Topic for students to review and reflect on a TED Talk.

Bonjour! Comment t’appelles tu? by Robert Proffit: A Topic in which students respond to prompts discussing themselves.

Mi Escuela by Shannan Cloud: A Topic to practice using vocabulary words.

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

Celebrities Panel Collaboration by Patricia Flores: A Topic for interpersonal speaking skills, collaboration, and conversation practice

La belleza en el Renacimiento by Ivette Torres: A Topic for developing critical thinking, art interpretation, and representational speaking.

Make Your Own Commercials by Claudio Zavala: A Topic for creatively creating a commercial in a different language.

Death in Our Cultures by Robert Hill: A Topic for discussing customs, traditions, and rituals in other cultures.

 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

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.

Global Collaborator 7 - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. 7A: Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

Let’s be #GridPals! 🌍

Connect your students with their peers around the world through #GridPals!

Imagine language learning students connecting with native speakers - making connections, conversing, and broadening perspectives to enrich their learning!

Want even more!? 🤓

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

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💥 Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with learners in world languages. 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!


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