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 and via our iOS and Android apps. 

Flipgrid in Administration

School leaders work daily to create the best conditions for learning, support classroom teaching, and share the wonderful achievements of their schools. Flipgrid provides the opportunity to engage, support, and share any time and place! Flipgrid improves visibility, communication, and connections of administrators by allowing stakeholders to receive information, engage in conversations, share successes, and receive support beyond face to face conversations. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite school and district engagement within any setting:

⭐️ Use Flipgrid AR to transform bulletin boards introducing faculty and staff
⭐️ Articulate and implement school or district vision for high quality learning
⭐️ Create and reflect on school/ district goals
⭐️ Promote a positive school culture
⭐️ Conduct virtual faculty meetings
⭐️ Observation feedback
⭐️ Share schools and district updates
⭐️ Conduct potential faculty and staff pre-interviews
⭐️ Capture school events - sporting events, performance events, talent shows, spirit days
⭐️ Build a strong community within the school or district
⭐️ Share schools and district updates with faculty and staff
⭐️ Improve school climate highlighting educators, students, and families
⭐️ Share, engage in discussion, and use data for school improvement
⭐️ Personal reflections to support professional growth
⭐️ Share best practices
⭐️ Curate resources for educators and families to support learning
⭐️ Share accomplishments and receive feedback from the community
⭐️ House professional learning for educators to access
⭐️ Manage organization and daily operations

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 topics for Administration currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your community!

🚀 Ideas + Discovery Library: Administration

Back to School Staff FlipHunt by Karen Cormay: A topic that promotes team building by engaging educators in tasks that require them to work collaboratively while they also learn more about each other.

Staff Appreciation by Heather Renshaw: A topic for faculty and staff to share their appreciation for one another.

Engaging Families in Schools by Sarah Said: A Topic to develop an understanding and call for action to improve family engagement in schools.

Learner Environments Today by Beth Clarke: A Topic that engages school leaders in exploring “look fors” to support learning for all students.

Discover and Share a Resource by Tanya Churchill: A Topic to promote discovery and learning allowing educators to share their findings with the staff.

Classroom Observation by Jayme Linton: A Topic to use for observations or to encourage educators to observe and learn best practices from one another.

Principal for a Day by Alyssa Moody: A fun Topic that helps build empathy about job roles as principal and educator switch roles for a day.

My Inbox by Eric Garcia: A Topic administrators can use to receive important video messages from staff, students, and families.

School Board Officials by Sydney Munsterman: A Topic encouraging board members to play an active role in connecting with educators and students.

Share a Strategy by Susan Payne: A topic to generate ways to build positive relationships with students.

Mindfulness by Jornea Erwin: A topic that engages a school faculty in the art of mindfulness to create a positive school culture.

Faculty Share Your Goals by Shari North: A topic to promote support with goals and build community amongst faculty members.

Summer Vacay - Staff by Melissa Culver: A fun topic to welcome new and returning faculty and staff sharing a glimpse of their summer vacation away from school.

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Education Leaders 

Visionary Planner 2 - Leaders engage others in establishing a vision, strategic plan and ongoing evaluation cycle for transforming learning with technology.  2b: Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.

Empowering Leader 3 - Leaders create a culture where teachers and learners are empowered to use technology in innovative ways to enrich teaching and learning.  3d: Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.

Connected Learner 5 - Leaders model and promote continuous professional learning for themselves and others. 5C: Use technology to regularly engage in reflective practices that support personal and professional growth.

Want even more!? 🤓

💥 Follow school and district administrators like Judyann Burgess, Dr. Randall Sampson, and Bill Selak for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.

💥 Explore this step-by-step guide to Get Started with Flipgrid!

💥 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!

💥 Bookmark our blog for the latest happenings and check out our Resource Hub for ideas, tips and best practices.

💥 Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

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

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid in Administration. 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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