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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, December 2, 4:30–5:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Ricardo Espinoza  
Alvaro Gutiérrez  
Eugenio Nehme  
Lorenzo Nehme  
Pedro Aparicio  

Elementary-aged students share video reviews of books read on a physical bulletin board in which observers can use the FlipGrid app with QR codes with augmented reality to view the videos. Students are encouraged to share their book reviews with others to generate interest in reading more books.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: FlipGrid App
Topic: Innovation in early childhood/elementary
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how FlipGrid can be utilized to motivate and draw young readers towards great literature using concise but meaningful video book reviews generated by students themselves who have read the books and are motivated to share their experience so that other young readers can also enjoy those titles.
1. Participants will become familiar with FlipGrid software to share video book reviews generated by students.
2. Participants will learn how FlipGrid can be a great motivator to encourage and motivate readers and generate student responses to literature, and ultimately better reading comprehension.
3. Participants will explore a bulletin board connected to FlipGrid augmented reality and view student samples of video book reviews.
4. Participants will talk to students who created their book reviews and learn from their first-hand experience both about reading the books and how they created their video book reviews.

Supporting research

The literature:
Video book reviews
FlipGrid App

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