I know we didn’t have to post for this next week, but I found this cool educational program called Flipgrid. I thought it would be nice to share this with the class as it is an alternate way to design discussion boards and encourage students to write out a response to them. Flipgrid is a video discussion platform where a teacher can set up a classroom and add topics to spark conversations. Students would then submit what are basically video blog post responding to the topic and then video comments to continue conversations on other student responses.
This works on computers, tablet, and even smartphones to record and post videos. As an added bonus, it can be fully integrated to Canvas here at Virginia Tech. Did I forget to mention the best part? The basic program, Flipgrid One, is ABSOLUTELY FREE and gives you one grid (classroom) and unlimited topics/student responses.
There are many ways to incorporate Flipgrid into higher ed, but that’s half the fun, so I’ll let you decide if Flipgrid could enhance your teaching. (If you need a jump start check out this article.) Check it out if you are interested.