Integration Doc: Flipgrid in High School Language Arts (Ages 14-18)

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 High School Language Arts 📖📝

In high school Language Arts, students learn to analyze texts and world literature, summarize central ideas and themes, evaluate arguments and claims, and present information with strategic use of digital media. Flipgrid provides a fun, social way to engage your students on any of your Language Arts lessons! Here are a few ways that Flipgrid can be integrated to ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Analyze and discuss various texts to determine theme, distinguish the impact of point of view, and explain inferences.
⭐️ Evaluate and share how author’s choices contribute to the structure and meaning of a text.
⭐️ Demonstrate the understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuance.
⭐️ Share arguments to support claims and convey complex ideas from informative text.
⭐️ Explain the evidence drawn from text to support analysis, reflection, and research.
⭐️ Use digital media in presentations to enhance understanding, reasoning, and findings.
⭐️ Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and justify points of view.

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

🚀 Discovery Library: World Reading and Literature

Book Speed Dating by Brooksie Kramer: A Topic for book reflections and recommendations

Adversity in Literature by Laura Ebersole: A Topic for analyzing literature in the coming of age genre

Shakespearean Insults by Nicole LaFave: A Topic for having fun with Shakespeare and language

I am Malala - Chapter Reflections by Ceci Gomez-Galvez: A Topic for focusing on metacognitive readings strategies

3 Emojis Booktalk by Jennifer Sherbak: A Topic for sharing reading reflections with textual evidence

🚀 Discovery Library: Reading Informational Text

Brain Dump by Christine Godard: A Topic for helping students reflect on learning with verbal-visual coding and developing retrieval skills

5 W & H Strategy Informational Text by Sheila Chabera: A Topic for exploring text features

🚀 Discovery Library: Writing and Research

Social Justice by Monifa Nealy: A Topic for reflecting on social justice movements

Perspective: Right or Wrong by Claudio Zavala: A Topic for sharing ideas and reasoning

Pitch Perfect Practice by Michael Lamb: A Topic for practicing persuasion techniques

Warriors Don't Cry Fliphunt by Laela Bunn: A Topic for demonstrating comprehension and defending an opinion statement

Debate - It’s OK to Disagree by Jornea Ewrin: A Topic for debate and research pros and cons. 

🚀 Discovery Library: Speaking and Listening

Rhetoric by Brandi Waruch: A Topic for exploring rhetoric and persuasive communication

Pathos, Ethos, Logos: Parents by David Theriault: A Topic for questioning strategies

Socratic Smackdown by Lisa Scumpieru: A Topic for developing listening and speaking skills

TKAM Quote Analysis by Kayla Anderson: A Topic for analyzing quotes by determining meaning, context, and significance.

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Empowered Learner 1 - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 1B Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

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. 3C: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

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. 6D: Students publish and or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

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. 7B Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts, or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

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!

💥 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 language arts. 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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