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 the Library

The library is the innovation hub of a school! Flipgrid provides the opportunity to engage, support, and share any time and place! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement within the library:

⭐️ Booktalks
⭐️ First Chapter Fridays
⭐️ Information Literacy
⭐ Explore Maker Spaces and reflect on creation
⭐️ Evaluate and share resources
⭐️ Promote and explore digital citizenship
⭐️ Promote a positive school culture
⭐️ Create multimedia content
⭐️ Capture library and school events - author visits, book fairs, sporting events, performance events, talent shows, spirit days
⭐️ Build a strong community within the school or district
⭐️ Share updates with faculty and staff
⭐️ Collaborate on a global level
⭐ Discuss how to mindfully shape students’ digital footprint
⭐️ Personal reflections on the learning process
⭐️ Share best practices
⭐️ Share resources for educators and families to support learning
⭐️ House professional learning for educators to access

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

🚀 Ideas + Discovery Library: Library

#LoveYourLibrary by Leigh Woznick: A Topic where students reflect on their use of the library over the past year - to be shared with incoming students the following year.

March Madness Book Challenge by EK: A twist on book talks! Students convince others about their absolute favorite book, creating a bracket where the books go head-to-head.

Goldie Socks and the 3 Libearians by Sara Malchow: A Topic for finding a book that is “Just Right".”

Whatcha readin’…? by Fabian Hofmann: A Topic that encourages students to share about a book that they currently read.

Makerspace Challenge by Rosalita Santiago: A Topic allowing students to explain their Makerspace creations.

3 Emojis Booktalk by Jennifer Sherbak: A Topic allowing students to use their creativity to describe the book they’re reading using emojis only.

Banned Books Week by Kristina Holzweiss: A fun Topic engaging students in thoughts about book censorship.

Book Talk by Maria Jovita Reyna: A Topic to get students talking about books that they love!

Library Scavenger Hunt by Denese Anderson: A #Fliphunt to get students familiar with the library at the beginning of the year.

School Library Month by Melanie LeJeune: A Topic to celebrate libraries!

What the MakerSpace means to me... by Tommy Martinez: A Topic where students leave feedback on MakerSpaces.

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.  1D: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use, and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Digital Citizen 2 - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal, and ethical.  2C: Students demonstrate and understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

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!? 🤓

💥 Follow rockstar teacher librarians like Deb Zeman, Andy Plemmons, Shannon Miller, JoyAnn Boudreau, and Kristina Holzweiss 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 with learners in the library. 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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