Dr. Therese Kennelly Okraku
Published June 29, 2023
Over the past decade, Flip has transformed classrooms around the globe by fostering magical learning moments that connect educators, students, and their families. We work hard to stay deeply connected to the experiences and changing perspectives of the incredible educator community we serve. This year, educators shared some of the challenges that have emerged since the pandemic and asked for ideas to:
- Boost student participation and engagement
- Build deeper connections with their students and their families
- Make learning fun for students again, especially for those who’ve fallen behind
If you are new to Flip, this article will provide you an overview of how to get started and ensure it’s a teaching tool you can rely on throughout the school year. If you’ve used Flip before, you’ve seen firsthand the magic of students coming out of their shells and engaging with learning in new ways. This article will give you ideas of how to integrate Flip in your classroom even more this school year.
Here are 3 simple evidence-based ways you can use Flip to deepen your connection with your students, boost their self-confidence and critical skill development, and reignite their love of learning.
1. The Flip camera makes learning fun - this leads to more engaged learners, all school year long
A lot of times with the heavy rigorous curriculum we have, we don’t have a lot of time for fun ... I love to use Flip to incorporate fun, holidays, vacations, things they don’t have time to share during class time … they love to share those things [via Flip].
– 2nd grade teacher, Tennessee, USA
2. Flip makes check-ins easy
Their Flip responses were so good! A lot of them were touching and moving. They shared aspects and parts of them that I had not known and would have no way to know, other than them sharing this Flip with me…It was a really great way for me to know my students on a deeper level.
– Middle school teacher, Texas, USA
3. Flip easily connects to and enhances your curriculum
I find that [Flip] is extremely helpful when I’m trying to assess children who may not be able to read that well or just generally don’t test well, and you can’t really tell if they’re understanding the material...Flip helps me understand what they know, and it takes a lot of the pressure off the students because they’re not struggling with writing, and they’re able to get their thoughts out on video.
– 1st grade teacher, New Jersey, USA