Gold - Empower Student Voice With Flip

17. Creative Communications


Communicating with technology can be very powerful. A resource that can give you, your friends and your teacher a voice in the classroom is .Flip

You share your ideas by recording yourself using the Flip app on your PC or mobile device and then receive feedback from your classmates and teacher using the Flip app. 

Your teacher will create what is called a Grid and all the students in your class will join the teacher's community grid by using the code generated by Flip. Your teacher may have you join the grid with your own email address or with a username selected by the teacher. 

I Can Statements

  • give constructive feedback to my fellow students
  • record myself using Flip to communicate a message

Key Vocabulary

Constructive Feedback: Constructive feedback is honest feedback and advice that will help you improve the final outcome.

Grid: A grid in Flip is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.

Convey: To convey is to communicate a thought, feeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people. 

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary.

You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link


Your teacher will have assigned a project that you are going to talk about using Flip. You may have written a short essay, created a slide presentation, worked on a science or history fair project. 

You will give a short video talk about the project so that your teachers and classmates have a good understanding of what you created and the message that your project is conveying. Your classmates and/or teacher will give you feedback using Flip. 

1. Open up Flip on a device that has a camera and sound. If you have a mobile device, you will want to download the FREE iOS, Android or Microsoft App from their app stores. 

2. Your teacher will have created a grid for you to join. Enter the code given to you to join your teacher's community. You will join using the username given to you by your teacher or your email address if you have one. 

3. You will create a short video less than two minutes explaining a project you are working on in class. (Your teacher will set a time limit in Flip so you can only record a certain amount of time.) 

  • Create a short outline of what you are going to talk about in the video. 
  • Practice what you are going to say in the video. 
  • If you have a physical project, you can show it in the video. 
  • Record your video and take a selfie. 

Here is a handy recording guide created by @ClaudioZavalaJr. 

Flipgrid Guide

4. You and your classmates will then give each constructive feedback on the projects using Flip.  The teachers and classmates will find your video in the grid and give you no more than 60-90 seconds of feedback. (The teacher may assign partners/groups to give feedback on two-four projects.)

5. The video feedback you give your peers is really important so that they know how they did and how they can improve their project.

  • As you are watching a classmate's video, have a notepad to jot down things you saw in the video. 
  • Find at least two-three positive things to comment on the project. 
  • Think of at least one to two ways that your classmate can improve the project, but convey it in a positive manner. 
  • You will want to create a brief outline of your ideas to use as you do your video feedback so that your video is under the time limit. 

Completing This GOLD Quest

In order to complete this Quest, you will have worked on a project and recorded a short video explaining it creatively with Flip. Your classmates will give you video feedback on the project and you, in turn, will give your classmates video feedback on one or more projects. 

Check off this Gold Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences

7. Global Collaborator
a. Use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
b. With guidance from an educator, students use technology tools to work with friends and with people outside their neighborhood, city and beyond