Flip Basics 💻📱🖥

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Here are the basics: When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Topic for your learning community. Topics are discussion prompts that your students respond to with short videos. Students then Record a Response and post their video or view and Add a Comment to one another’s Responses.

Groups are a great way for educators to organize multiple Topics and share them with a community of learners. Invite your students to respond to an individual Topic or to access your Group of Topics by sharing the Join Code or Link.

Flip is available on the web and via our iOS and Android apps. 

Flip in Professional Development

Wanting to power up your Professional Development? Use Flip and augment your in-person PD with social, personalized, and anytime learning! Flip reinvents traditional Professional Development by allowing educators to select relevant and personalized content and participate beyond face to face conversations. Here’s just a few ways that Flip can ignite engagement and support Professional Development within any setting:

⭐️ Build and welcome a community with group introductions
⭐️ Share session offerings before the start of a conference, workshop, or summit
⭐️ Ignite discussion during and after
⭐️ Model and share pedagogical approaches and best practices in action
⭐️ Provide an option for blended Professional Development
⭐️ Engage in book study discussions
⭐️ Connect and learn with experts
⭐️ Showcase and analyze student work
⭐️ Collaborate and share ideas
⭐️ Create and reflect on individual and collective goals
⭐️ Provide accountability and feedback during coaching cycles
⭐️ Curate a digital repository of resources

Once you’re ready to create your first Professional Development discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of Professional Development topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your community!

🚀 Ideas + Discovery Library: Professional Development

Workshop Reflection by Kim Lowden: A Topic encouraging educators to reflect on learning experiences after professional learning to inform the facilitator’s next steps.

STEAM Parking Lot by Dana Woods: A Topic to activate learning and develop a shared understanding of content.

The SAMR Model by Lesley Burdine: A Topic that engages participants in learning about a model that support best practices in technology integration.

Flip Resource by Evelina Despaigne: A Topic to use after professional development to engage educators in sharing ideas for implementation based upon their learning.

Collaboration by Wayne Haskovec: A Topic inspiring educators to continue learning socially by creating networks beyond their school and district.

Favorite Technology Tools by Nicole Kempson: A Topic that helps build a resource bank of tools for educators to use as solutions for learning needs.

Meet, Greet, and Discover #FlipHunt by Jen Giffen: A Topic for educators to learn through discovery using a fun scavenger hunt.

Screencasting Annotations by Ben Kelly: A Topic showcasing a step by step demonstration of a specific task or ways to implement an idea.

Ask Your Coach by Tamika Durrah: A topic to ask questions and receive support from a coach anytime and anywhere.

Learner Environments Today by Beth Clarke: A topic that engages participants in aligning and defending their thoughts to a sketchnote representing a learner-centered classroom.

Create & Collect, Reflect & Share by Erin Holland: A Topic that allows educators to reflect on best practices for meeting the needs of a learning community.

Formative Assessment by Jornea Erwin: A Topic for teacher professional development or with pre-service teachers learning ab out effective practices in school.

My Ah-Ha Moment by Ann Kozma: A Topic that can be used after a staff meeting or Professional Development session as an “exit ticket” to share takeaways or ah-ha moments.

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Educators 💡

Learner 1 - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. 1a: Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Collaborator 4 - Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems. 4C: Use collaborative tools to expand students’ authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.

Facilitator 6 - Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. 6D: Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge, or connections.

Check out this awesome article recently published on the ISTE blog titled “ How and Why Flip and Learning Sciences Work Together” by Kristin Harrington.

Want even more!? 🤓

💥 Follow educators like Holly Clark, Kathi Kersznowski, Brian Smith, Claudio Zavala, Karly Moura, Scott Titmas and Lucretia Anton for tons of mic-drop Flip ideas.

💥 Join Education Innovation Leads Jornea Armant, Jess Boyce, Fely García López, and Ann Kozma for a LIVE Professional Development session. 

💥 Become a Level One Flip Certified Educator.

There is no limit to the ways you can use Flip in Professional Development. Dive in and help your participants define and share their voice and respect the diverse voices of their peers. We are here to support you!

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