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Catch the Flipgrid fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class

Catch the Flipgrid fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class
Bring the back row in class to the FRONT row! Flipgrid, a FREE video discussion platform, gives all students a voice. Here are more than 15 ideas on how to use it in class. This post is by Karly Moura, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. Check out her blog at and follow it by email to get her excellent posts delivered right to your inbox! ********Updated September 2018******** If you haven’t heard of Flipgrid yet then you will soon be seeing it everywhere. I had my first experience with Flipgrid on March 2nd in a #Ditchbook chat. Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students or other educators. And the best part? My first few experiences with Flipgrid were in an educational chat setting where a group of educators from all over the country shared ideas and inspired one another online. But don’t take my word for it, check it out and try it yourself! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Let’s go on a Fliphunt □️‍♀️ with Kathi K! — Flipgrid Fliphunts are an engaging way to get your students moving and having fun as they explore your curriculum. We recently caught up with Kathi Kersznowski, an amazing tech coach, MIEExpert, and the original creator of the #Fliphunt. Check out this Q & A as she shares all the things you need to know to create and use a #Fliphunt in your learning community! Q What is a #Fliphunt? 5 Simple Ways To Use Google Docs In The Classroom 5 Simple Ways To Use Google Docs In The Classroom by Susan Oxnevad first appeared on Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the students in our school received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy getting students and teachers up and running with the new tools, then discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning. Here are some of the favorites.

Technology, Student Voice, and Shining a Light IN CLOSE WITH | Andy Plemmons As a media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA, Andy Plemmons is focused on giving students a voice. How to Use Google Classroom for Standards-Based Grading Have you ever been a part of a conversation like this one that has taken place in my house more than once:14-year-old: “Mom, do we have any tissues I can bring to school?”Me: “Why, are you getting a cold?”14-year-old: “No, if I bring a box of tissues today I will get 10 points added to my test so I can get two wrong and still get a hundred.”Cue that emoji with the really big eyes, exhibiting shock and horror.

Creative Ways to Use Video in The Classroom I’m always looking for new ways to get middle school and high school students more engaged. Hello to the world of video! We already know that students respond well to video in the classroom and curriculum. But what’s the best way to use it with older students? Here are my favorite ways to use video in instruction and assignments. 1. Students Learn More When THEY Do the Work A major barrier to innovation in the classroom is teacher exhaustion. I regularly work with teachers who like the idea of trying new teaching strategies, blended learning models, and technology tools, but they don’t have the time or energy to experiment. When I work with teachers, my goal is to get them to shift their mindsets. Instead of asking themselves, “How can I?” I want them to pause and rephrase the question, “How can students?”

11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom Read Time: 6 minutes I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind: “A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a ‘good’ or ‘expensive’ or ‘public’ education, but whether you were encouraged to develop your creativity starting at an early age and continuing throughout your school years.” — Adobe Powtoon in Your Classroom — Creativity & Education We saw this first-hand, when Edson Tellez, a volunteer teacher in rural Mexico, wrote to us about how Powtoon changed the way his students viewed the world.

Ditch those sub plans Writing sub plans can be very time-consuming. With technology, we can speed up the process and make sure our students are getting what they need when we are out of the classroom. This post is written by Denise Douglas, the Coordinator of Educational Technology at Tulare Joint Union High School District in California. You can connect with Denise on Twitter at @DougieFreshTech. 5 Ways to Use a Document Camera in the Classroom Document cameras are a great tool for teachers. They allow teachers to take what used to be individual assignments and turn them into class assignments, creating more discussion, interaction, and maintaining students' attention. I highly recommend purchasing of a document camera for your teachers or departments. After two years of helping teachers utilize a document camera and providing ideas for how they could use them, it became my turn when I got back into the classroom. Unfortunately the classroom setup is a little odd, but utilizing other tools, I am able to use the camera in an effective manner with my students.

The Infographic Syllabus Template The idea of turning a syllabus in to an infographic has been around for at least several years. This year my colleague made one for herself in a not-free, not-collaborative, tool, so even though we normally share all of our materials, there was no easy way for her to share her version with me. I did a bit of searching for templates, but I mostly found links to paid services. So, I challenged myself to create one from scratch in a Google Drawing.

Why these 10 less popular apps rock your Chromebook classroom. Teaching is about inspiring, creating geniuses, reaching goals and engaging students to go higher. There are so many amazing apps for Chromebooks in the universe of the internet that help you to achieve this. Almost too many. We don’t know all the apps for education, and don’t know their powers either. We’re afraid of trying something new and we’re definitely afraid that it won’t work. That’s why I’m here. First Day of School? Here’s How to Get Students Thinking – Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas As a social studies high school teacher, I faced over 25 years of the first day of school. When I first began teaching, I did usual thing – working through the class list (“do you prefer Patrick, or Pat?), a dry recitation of the class rules, passing out the textbooks. Blah, blah, blah – think of the message it sent to my students.

Classroom Clickers: The Ultimate Guide Read this Ultimate Guide to gain a clear understanding of clickers, otherwise known as classroom response systems, as well as how the different types work, and how they have evolved from being handheld remotes to mobile devices students already own. You’ll also find tips on how to successfully implement clickers to encourage participation of all students in large classes, and you’ll understand the many ways clickers can be used—such as: For taking attendance;In formative assessment (like multiple choice, yes/no, or numeric-based questions that can gauge student understanding of basic concepts and facts);For active learning (i.e. more complex, strategically-posed questions that foster deeper discussions and promote, or stem from, group work). Want more examples of best practices with clickers, including interviews with professors who are successfully using them in class? Download our free e-book.