Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. You can create up to four grids with a Flipgrid account. Grids can be classes, sections, groups of students, research groups, faculty groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of questions, and each question can hold an unlimited number of responses. Questions are short, text-based prompts (think Twitter) that can include basic formatting (such as bold, italic) and links to websites or documents.
I’ve always been an early adopter of teaching technologies. This one is tempting indeed. This review looks at Flipgrid for use in Grades 6-12. I can see it working at a graduate level.
To risk a cliche: “The proof is in the pudding…” You won’t really know unless you try it.