#14 of the 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts –
14. Flipgrid – Video for Student Engagement and Formative Assessment
As nominated by Alec Couros.
Flipgrid is video platform used in over 50,000 classrooms to empower student voice and ignite discussion. In Flipgrid, teachers post discussion topics to which students respond via video, creating a social learning environment that provides every student an equal voice and increases engagement.
With the advent and increasing popularity of short video based communication a la Snapchat, Instagram Stories and more, allowing students to communicate and learn through a medium they are familiar with can improve engagement and knowledge retention.
Created ‘grids’ can also be embedded or connected with a variety of other platforms such as Blackboard, WordPress, Moodle and more.