Do you want help introducing a tech tool to your students?
Aidan, Kris & myself are more than happy to help introduce tech (remote, or IRL) to your class. We can also spend time, or an entire Digital Essentials class period helping your students, or supplementing an existing project in your curriculum!
If it makes sense for one of us to come in more than other (ex: Do you want Kris' database, or Sora expertise? Aidan's website building skills?) We can come into your class even if we don't regularly teach Digital Essentials in that grade.
Just let us know as a team in advance, & we will work out the logistics.
We are also as excited as you are to help in a more significant way with interdisciplinary projects. Let's collaborate!
1. After you have created your Educator Account, and have logged in at admin.flipgrid.com, Click Create a Group.
(Remember, a Group is your Classroom, which you will post questions in).
2. Click into Group Name & Type to name your Group (once again, it is helpful to create one "Group" for each your classes, or sections. That way your Topic answers will stay organized.
3. You can customize your "Join Code" if you want, but it probably isn't necessary because students can also join your Group from an Invite Link.
4. Click Student Email - this is how students will log in, and access Flipgrid (through their Berkeley Carroll email addresses).
5. Click Next
6. Make sure that this field says @berkeleycarroll.org (it should be automatically there if you are logged into your Educator Account with your BC email address).
7. If you want to add guests (such as family members who do not have BC email addresses) to view your Flipgrid & student responses, you can create a Password for them to log in with. This would then have to be shared w/the guests.
8. Click Next
9. If you're creating a new Group, but want to duplicate Topics you have already created in another class Group (might be helpful if you have two sections of the same class), then you can choose to duplicate them from here.
10. Click Skip for now if you do not want to duplicate any Topics (there is also a step-by-step instruction list on how to do this after the fact in "Flipgrid FAQs" on this Libguide)
11. You can now share your Group link with your class, so they can join. Click Copy to copy, and paste this link into Google Classroom.
12. Or Click the Share to Classroom icon to open the Google Classroom embed tool & create an announcement, or assignment straight from here.
13. Select the Class you want to share your Join link to
14. Select Create assignment and then "Go" to send your Join link as an assignment
15. When you're done with all of these steps, Click Go to Group & you are ready to create your first topic for students to engage with!
1. When you have created your Group(s), and are ready to post your first Topic, Click on the Group you want to post your Topic in
2. Click Add a Topic
3. Click into Title, and Type to name your Topic - remember, this is the prompt you want your students to respond to
4. Click into Prompt, and Type your Prompt - you want to use as many details as possible, so your students know exactly what they're expected to include in their Flipgrid video.
5. Select your Recording Time - you can set limits from 15 second videos, to 10 minutes. Use your discretion as to how long you think your students will need to adequately answer your prompt
6. Select your Closed Captions setting, if you want captions to appear on the response videos.
7. Toggle On, or Off Video Moderation. If this is toggled ON, then videos will not appear to the rest of the class until you "approve" them.
8. You can add an optional "Media Resource" to engage with your students. For example, you can record your own video explaining the prompt, or upload an image/video for students to watch & respond to.
9. Select "Save changes to my default settings" if you want to avoid customizing all of these options every time (helpful!)
10. Now Click "More Options." (There are some important things here you want to make sure are customized).
11. For example, you can set your Status to Active, or Hidden, and set it to go "Live" on a certain date. If you're setting up several Topics for students to respond to throughout the year, this might be helpful.
12. You can set up your notifications, so you receive an email daily with who has responded to your Topic, an email each time somebody responds, or no email notifications.
13. Toggle On/Off the ability for students to Download & Share their own video responses.
14. Toggle On/Off the option for students to receive notifications when their classmates post (I would recommend leaving this option off).
15. Select the Video Style that will be available to students when they record (videos + selfies, selfies only, videos only, etc.)
16. You may want to turn On/Off the ability for students to comment on each other's videos, or view how many times each video has been viewed. If you think these things might cause problems in your class, best to be safe & turn them off!
17. Same goes for Likes. If you are concerned that these videos will turn into a popularity contest, Toggle Off the option for students to Like each other's videos.
18. If you want to build Custom Feedback options, Click Custom Feedback - you can then build a rubric specifically for this Topic. Basic feedback will just allow you to grade your student based on Ideas & Performance.
19. Click Add Criteria to build a Rubric based on custom criteria.
20. Click Create Topic when everything has been customized to your liking!
21. You can now share this specific Topic with your students, so they know exactly which question to answer. This is helpful, especially if you have several Topics going in one Group. Click Copy to paste the Topic link into Google Classroom.
22. Or Click the Share to Classroom icon to create an Assignment, or Announcement directly from Flipgrid.
23. When you're done sharing, Click All Set! and your Topic is ready to be responded to by your students.
24. You will then be taken to the Topic page, and can start to see Responses here, as students respond to your Topic.