The big news at the ISTE Conference this year was the announcement that Microsoft acquired the educational video company Flipgrid in a move that had everyone in Chicago buzzing with #FlipgridFever! This year I had the opportunity to get to meet the team and sit down with Joey Taralson for an in-depth conversation about what the news means for Flipgid… for Microsoft … and for teachers everywhere.
What is Flipgrid?
Created a few years ago in Minnesota, Flipgrid is a video platform that allows students and teachers to share ideas and learn together. Building on the concept of personalized learning, Flipgrid has grown into the goto video learning platform in more than 150 countries.
The mission of Flipgrid is to “Empower learners of all ages to define their voices, share their voices, and respect the diverse voices of overs.”
In a message heard round the world, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Flipgrid would be joining the Microsoft family on June 18.
How can I learn More about Flipgrid?
The educator community for Flipgrid is VERY active in sharing great resources and providing help and feedback for those who are new to the platform.
Some great places to start learning about Flipgrid are
- Official YouTube Tutorial
Teacher Created Resources
If you have great resources to add to this blog, please share them with us below in the comments area.
What are your thoughts about Flipgrid and Microsoft Education partnering?
— Jeffrey Bradbury (@TeacherCast) June 29, 2018