Building Community on the First Day of School
The following is a guest post from Student Voice Ambassador Kristin Merrill. Kristin works as a fourth-grade language arts teacher in Naples, Florida. For over 10 years now, she has worked on developing her teaching into a model that fits all learners as she strives to digitally differentiate. Connect with her on Twitter @FriendsinFourth.
I was recently asked why there is so much #FlipgridForAll, and whether I really thought it was going to “burn” for a while. How can it truly be integrated in an academic way? Did I really see myself using this tool daily in the classroom? The answer was an immediate — YES!
What makes this platform so appealing is its versatility and simplicity. It is applicable in almost every grade and subject area and can be used by students of all ages. Flipgrid can be utilized in a 1:1 classroom or in a room with one lone teacher device. This tool gives students the opportunity to share their voice, and, once they see how easy it is, they aren’t going to want to stop!
I’m often asked how best to introduce Flipgrid. I say unleash the #StudentVoice on the first day of school!