Fliphunts are an engaging way to get your students moving and having fun as they explore your curriculum. We recently caught up with Kathi Kersznowski, an amazing tech coach, MIEExpert, and the original creator of the #Fliphunt. Check out this Q & A as she shares all the things you need to know to create and use a #Fliphunt in your learning community!
Q What is a #Fliphunt?
A #Fliphunt is a digital scavenger hunt that takes place on Flip. You create the topics to engage your students and challenge them to show what they know with video responses. I had a “Flipiphany” and realized that the idea of using Flip as a formative assessment tool was a fun and meaningful way to check for understanding. I started calling these learning scavenger hunts Fliphunts.
Q How can I use a #Fliphunt in class?
Focus on an objective or your subject matter. Ask yourself what you want your students to know and how could you gamify it to make it fun? Connect your content and objectives to a Fliphunt “task” and let your students show what they know by giving them the opportunity to be creative with their Flip responses.
Q Where do you start?
Start with your curricular objectives and build tasks around that. Then create a document (Word or Google) that you will add as a Topic Attachment. 90% of the work is in creating that #Fliphunt doc! Always add in some silliness - Fliphunts are meant to be fun - by adding action verbs to your prompts. If you can think of ways to take it outside your classroom, that’s even better. The movement needs to be creative and varied to keep interest. Act it out...use the pause button...add props…act like a TV reporter…give it an action...don’t repeat the same task, it’s a video after all!
Q Do you set up a #Fliphunt as different Topics?
You can set up a Fliphunt as different topics in your group. I encourage participants to use the caption feature to write the name of the task they are responding to when they submit their video. That way, everyone sees all the responses that have been added to the #Fliphunt. It’s helpful to let others know exactly which task or challenge is featured in the video! I prefer to set up one Flip group for each Fliphunt. For me, it’s organizationally convenient.
Q What pro-tips do you have for teachers?
🎯 Have fun making the task document - I like to use Checkboxes, but I’ve seen folks use point values or assign “levels” for the tasks. If you want to differentiate your directions, use different text colors to indicate the degree of difficulty.
🎯 Although you have a digital doc linked to the topic, it may be easier for participants if they have a paper copy. You may want to print it out!
🎯 The most common question is: Do “players” make one long vid of all their responses and just use the pause button, or should each be a separate video post? There’s no right way, but my recommendation is usually the latter because I value the opportunity for the community to add feedback on each one.
🎯 Be mindful of the time! Set your Video Response Length to 30 seconds MAX!
🎯 Remember, Fliphunts are not just for students! You can make a #Fliphunt for anything from family events, club activities, and teacher team building fun.
🎯 Add your own ideas to this collaborative, crowd-sourced #Fliphunt Group or find new ones to use in your classroom.
🎯 Get connected on social media through the #Fliphunt hashtag, and be sure to check out these Fliphunt Variations and Game Ideas.