Authentic Engagement: Flipping with Flipgrid

Thursday, August 1

Session 2 – 12:45 – 1:45 pm

Location: MU: Trails Room

In an age where students are adept at capturing every piece of their lives through various social media platforms or watching more YouTube videos than TV programs, how can we channel this behavior and mode of learning in the classroom? Moreover, from a Constructivist stand-point, we know that students not only learn from us, as a teacher but from peers. The use of Flipgrid allows students to reflect, share, join a discussion or teach a peer and a host of other instructional modes through the use of small video segments. The web-based tool, Flipgrid, allows for varied settings and administrative functions to make the most of your student’s videos. This is also a great tool for flipping the classroom and weaving in discussions about acceptable use and various 21st Century Learning Skills. Through an interactive approach, the facilitators of this session will guide you through various dynamic uses for FlipGrid that can be utilized in a host of content areas and settings.

Presented by
Elodie Jones, Fort Hays State University,
Carrie Tholstrup, Fort Hays State University,

Presenter Bio(s)
Elodie J. Jones, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the College of Education at Fort Hays State University. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology) from KU. Dr. Jones primarily facilitates online courses in the Master of Instructional Technology Program online, plus one undergraduate face-to-face course. Her research interests include K-12 technology integration, experiential learning, and pre-service teacher cultural competency.

Carrie Tholstrup, Ed.S., is a coordinator in the College of Education at Fort Hays State University. Ms. Tholstrup assists with the online Reading Specialist program. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Reading at Kansas State University. Her research interests include middle grades reading and reading motivation.

Session Type: Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Learner Engagement | Hands On Lab (50 min.)

Keywords: Apps and tools, Assistive technology, Blended/hybrid course, Classroom practices, Flipped classrooms, Instructional technology, Media in online classes, Online student support, Pedagogy

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty, Role: Librarian, Role: Administrator | K-12, Higher Education | Novice

Targeted Learning: Attendees will learn how to use Flipgrid to empower students to demonstrate their learning in new ways and to collaborate with others to understand multiple perspectives (ISTE-S 1c, 7b). Attendees will explore how to seamlessly facilitate the use of technology to foster a culture of hands-on learning and an environment that supports creative, innovative problem-solving through the use of digital platforms, such as Flipgrid (ISTE-E, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d).