Here to stay! My favourite teaching apps and websites: Flipgrid

As promised, I am starting a series of posts about apps and websites I've grown to love during online teaching; apps and websites which I am definitely going to continue using once this craziness is over and we're back in our classrooms. Today's hero:

Flipgrid is both a website and an app and you use it to create and share videos ... I mean ... not you ... your students 馃槄 It's made specifically for educational purposes, so you can be sure that your students' data and videos they create are safe and protected.

My students love Flipgrid! I kid you not, I had kids begging me for more assignments! It also got the highest possible praise a thing can get from a teenager: "It's like TikTok but for school!" 馃槀

As a teacher, you create an account on their website: using the "Educator sign up" button. Once your account is all set up you can start creating groups/classes. Flipgrid will assign a join code for each group. You can decide to give the code to students and make them sign up like that OR you can add their school emails and send out invitations to specific groups OR you can create their accounts by adding their names and assigning usernames.

Once your group is ready, you can start creating your topics. This is what one of my groups looks like:

In the photo you can see the top of the page and in the video you can see all the topics. I chose to show it to you as a video so you can see all the moving GIF covers for each topic 馃槃 I'm an avid GIF enthusiast so I appreciate this option A LOT!

In each topic you