For kids these days, apps like TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube Shorts are all the rage. Students engage with these apps voluntarily. If you're looking to leverage the engagement students have with those apps with what you're teaching, give Flipgrid a whirl. The aforementioned apps incorporate video, filters, etc. Flipgrid is a great way to leverage those things with your students.
If you are reading this, it's very likely you're familiar with the basics of Flipgrid. If you're looking to up your Flipgrid game and connect with likeminded educators, check out Flipgrid's Certification program. Flipgrid offers three certification levels. Level 1 is called Certified Educator. Level 2 is called Certified Expert. Level 3 is called #GridGuide. Click here to begin your journey.
I, myself, recently completed the Level 1 Certification and am raring to have a go at Level 2. To get started with Level 1, Microsoft has created user friendly training course that will give you many ideas for how to use Flipgrid. Upon completion, you'll receive a badge like the one you see above.
For me, Flipgrid has been an invaluable tool for helping to empower and engage my English learners. It really helps increasing opportunities for listening and speaking. How will you use Flipgrid to increase engagement?
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