Why Video?

Video can be an effective tool to encourage students to develop their voice.  Often we, as teachers, ask students to respond to questions with written answers.  In developing thought processes, it can be advantageous of us to look to other technological tools available, as with audio and video.

Students today are exposed to video creation and consumption through the ubiquitous availability of smart phones, tablets, computers, and television.  A great tool to easily create prompts and a format where which kids can respond to these prompts using video, is Flipgrid.

What is Flipgrid?

Get Started with Flipgrid

Step 1 – Set up an account and download the App

Step 2 – Make a Plan and Connect with Others

3 Easy Ways You Can Use Flipgrid

Exit Ticket

Create a simple prompt that kids respond to after the lesson for the day is complete. Consider this question:

“What was most confusing about the material we explored today?”


Fliphunts, or digital scavenger hunts on Flipgrid, provide powerful learning experiences that get your students collaborating while exploring learning and showcasing their understanding in a meaningful ways.

Great for science lessons observing our environment or social studies exploring our community


Imagine students’ video responses being able to “come to life and jump off the page”! Flipgrid makes it possible with the #magical FlipgridAR codes and the Flipgrid App, on your device!

Great idea for sharing student work at Open House!

Step 3 – Get Going!

Try it out! Flipgrid is a tool that you can use occasionally, or every day. Post below how you have used Flipgrid in your classroom!

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Level Up!

When using these or any other digital tools with students, be sure to check the Terms of Service to make sure your students meet the age requirements for using that tool.  It’s also a good idea to let parents know what tools their students will be using in your class.