Flipgrid Fever

Flipgrid Fever Cures Literature Boredom

Isn’t it amazing how our favorite tech tools become verbs?  “Google it” is, of course, the most ubiquitous, and my students get all excited when I tell them “we’re going to Kahoot today.”  Well, I want to introduce another tool that I hope will wind its way into your verb vocabulary – Flipgrid.

Flipgrid is a marvel.  In the simplest terms, it is a place to record short videos in response to a common prompt.  These videos are then displayed on a grid, so you can easily view all of the responses.  That is the simple version.  Flipgrid is so much more. … KEEP READING

Blogging in the Classroom

Classroom Blogs- The Basics

The first time I used blogs was the first year I taught AP Literature.  It was one piece of one assignment, highly structured, and, to be honest, we didn’t really know what we were doing.  That was pretty much it for a while.

Several years later, Brian Sztabnik was looking for readers for his students’ blogs.  I volunteered and had a great time responding to his students and looking around to figure out what he was doing.  It put blogging back on my radar.KEEP READING