Michael Shehane recently posted an article on LinkedIn titled, “5 Strategies for Using Flipgrid in the Language Learning Classroom.” The article included practical how-to tips for making the most of video sharing in your classroom, as well as strategies for improving student engagement.
Michael Shehane (@metaprince) is a self-described post modern educator who teaches English to speakers of other languages in San Francisco, CA. In his post, Michael shares that for, “15 years I have been a language teacher who believes that students learn a new language best when they concoct utterances that are meaningful to them. So I try my best to manage classroom discussions to give every student the opportunity to share his or her story.” Michael continued, “With Flipgrid, everybody’s voice is heard. Whenever I show Flipgrid to friends, family, or colleagues, they stand back amazed and say things like, ‘Wow! We are now living in the future!’ And ‘What? Students can all do this from their phone? If only they had that when I was in school!’ What I like about Flipgrid is that I can now get students excited about classroom discussions before they even enter the classroom.”
Michael has been really creative in setting up his class grid, (check out his post for tips on how to do the same) and encourages his students to explore their creative side in their video responses, too. Thanks for sharing this post, Michael!
To read Michael Shehane’s full LinkedIn article, click here.