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As we come to the end of another school year, assessments are often the first thing that come to an educator’s mind. We are familiar with the concept of our students testing for hours at a time for multiple days, but what if there was a more engaging way to assess your students?  I’ve got a great tool for you and your students to use – Flipgrid! With their recent announcement of a FREE version called Flipgrid One, there’s never been a better time to explore this engaging platform!

Flipgrid is a tool that allows students and teachers to create videos to discuss and self-assess. It allows teachers to create up to a three-minute video asking questions or directing students on how they would like them to respond. Once created, Flipgrid automatically generates a topic code, which when shared with students,  instantly directs them to the Flipgrid topic. Once in the topic, students can respond by video for up to one minute and thirty seconds.  With Flipgrid’s paid version, known as Flipgrid Classroom, students have the additional option to respond to other student videos, allowing for increased collaboration.

Flipgrid is a great way to allow students to be engaged in an assessment without requiring your typical pencil to paper delivery. With your free account, you can refer back to past videos, or take it to the next level with Flipgrid Classroom where you have the option to export results. Sign up today for your free account and check out some of these Flipgrid examples. Allow your students the opportunity for a fun and engaging way to demonstrate learning!

Have additional ideas for using Flipgrid? Be sure to share with us on Twitter @Edvergent using #iTeachDigital!

About The Author

Tiffaney Lavoie currently serves as the Director of Instructional Media and Design at Edvergent Learning. An educator with a business background, she has served over 60 school districts in Kentucky as an instructional technology consultant where she developed and delivered professional learning opportunities and partnered with school and district technology rollouts. A former middle school teacher, Tiffaney has a passion for effective technology integration and recognizes the importance of accessible digital tools to support teaching and learning. She has presented on a state, regional, and national level, and values immersive digital learning environments that better equip students to compete in a global society.

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