Musings of a 21st Century Middle School Social Studies Teacher
It's contagious. Was only a matter of time. I have caught Flipgrid Fever! Wow. There are seemingly limitless applications for this tool!
Very simply, we have decided to use Flipgrid to broadcast our morning announcements! It has garnered great reviews by our teachers in only ONE WEEK!
Very Simply... Why should you consider using Flipgrid for Morning Announcements?
How do we organize?
Here is the Morning Announcements Grid!
Morning Announcements Weekly "Topic"
The link to the Morning Announcements Grid has been shared with all teachers. (We have debated sharing this with parents as we become more experienced and comfortable with the media.) Within the grid, each topic is a certain week. Each day's announcements can be found within the topic, as seen above.
In our broadcast, we share morning prayer and any important announcements pertinent to the day! The broadcast is led by 7th and 8th Graders. We plan to introduce "Good News" announcements this week for students involved in sports, arts, competitions, etc. as a way for students to share their "Good News!" In the future, we plan to add a weather segment led by 4th graders as this is part of their curriculum. Great teacher and school collaboration opportunities! I'm sure the broadcast will grow and evolve as the year begins!
Our broadcasts are filmed during the lunch period the day before. If there are any last minute announcements, either myself or one of our students will add a "reply" to the original video.
That's it - no other limitations thusfar... A phenomenal resource for schools to consider! Look forward to sharing more about this endeavor as it grows and changes throughout the year!