Appsolutely! Using Flipgrid to ignite student discussion and engagement

Recently heard about a new app you’d like to try in your teaching? Perhaps you’re pondering some new ways to tackle a learning and teaching challenge? Come and join us for the latest in this series of events looking at educational apps and tools, and explore how they can be aligned with a range of pedagogical approaches.

This regular, short session is presented by a diverse range of educators sharing what they’ve learned through their own practice. Each session includes:

  • An overview of a particular teaching and learning challenge
  • Introduction to the app or tool
  • How it can be used in teaching
  • Q&A and discussion (if you’ve tried it yourself, come along and share your own experiences!)

Today’s app: FlipGrid

Ever thought about moving from a written discussion forum to a spoken one? Flipgrid makes this possible, and for free, by allowing participants to record and share short videos in a common online space. Asynchronous discussions become visual, emotional and communicate so much more.

In this event recording Jonathan explains how the app works, show you an example and offer some ideas about how it can be incorporated into curriculum design.

 About the facilitator

Jono_BrownJonathan is an English as a Second Language Teacher who has a background in music tuition and counts 3 years living in non-English-speaking countries as his most valuable. He has been teaching academic English at Navitas since 2014, in a blended learning environment. Most recently he has helped develop the online curriculum and worked as a course supervisor for the ‘Academic Communication for English Success’ course. He is passionate exploring the opportunities that online learning brings.

To contact Jonathan email or get in touch on Yammer.