Thayer Teachers Catch “Flipgrid Fever”


Several Waynesville R-VI elementary educators, including teachers at Thayer Elementary, recently explored Flipgrid during Lunch in the Lab.

Flipgrid gives every student a voice by allowing students to quickly and easily record a video of themselves and post it to the teacher’s board. Students use videos as a reading fluency check, to explain math problem solutions, to present their research findings, to share what they learned during a problem-based learning activity and much more.

On Twitter, follow the hashtag #FlipgridFever to see dozens of implementation ideas for Flipgrid.

Once a month, elementary teachers gather for Lunch in the Lab, a voluntary professional development program, presented by their technology integration specialist. Robin Woolsey founded the successful program last year at Wood Elementary and it has quickly spread to other K-5 buildings within the district. Each month’s topic is customized for building needs and interests.

Teachers bring their lunch and enjoy learning a new education-based technology tool in a casual setting. These are “come and go” events; teachers can stay for just a few minutes or for their whole lunch break. Past topics have included Nearpod VR, Buncee Booksnaps, Mystery Skype and more.