A weekly flyer discussing technology tools and ideas.
What is the Falcon Focus?
I will keep past Falcon Focus topics on our cmfalcons.org webpage, under the Technology department, for your reference. Issues can be found at http://www.cmfalcons.org/departments/technology/falcon_focus.
This week's topic is Flipgrid. Flipgrid is an online tool where teachers can post a video question and students respond with a video! Students can also respond to each other. This is a free tool and getting started is simple. The attached video will provide a walk-thru on how to create an account and post questions. Linked below is a document outlining some concepts of how to integrate into the K-12 classroom. More information on integration can be found at https://resources.flipgrid.com/docs/.
The following are a few ideas of how to use in the classroom:
1) Reading Response
After reading a book, chapter, or article post a question and have students respond.
2) EOY Reflection
Have students reflect on what they learned throughout the year.
3) Time Challenge
Have students respond to a question in 30 seconds or less!
4) Exit Ticket
In order for students to leave they have to answer a question Ex- “What did you learn today” or “What topic did we discuss today”
5) Have a Debate
Spark a question and see how students feel and how they respond to other students.
6) Give a Question and an Answer
Have students defend why they think whether an answer is right or wrong.
7) Thank You
Have students record a thank you card for a staff member or after a field trip.