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Flipgrid and Padlet: The Dynamic Duo

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Kathy Schrock  
Padlet and Flipgrid are popular educational tools you can use in ways the creators never intended! Learn how Padlet and Flipgrid can support teaching and learning, promote collaboration and communication, and be used for creative assessments.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Tablets and smartphones



Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Many teachers and students use online tools with students. However, these two popular tools include built-in creative ways to both present information as well allow teachers and students
 to use the tools for their own creative purposes. 

This presentation will provide a deep dive into the ways Flipgrid and Padlet can be used to support teaching and learning. In addition, unique ways to use them will be showcased. Teachers will leave with many ways to use these two tools, singly and together, for formative and summative assessments.

Technology is not about the tools, but what the tool scan bring to the creator as they begin to think outside the box. Many of the current pedagogical practices -- problem and project based learning, challenge-based learning, and design thinking -- all include aspects of design and creativity. These connections will be discussed in this session as well as ways for teachers to foster creativity in their classroom.


ISTE Standards address and overview of tools and fostering creativity in the classroom (5 minutes)

Application of the uses of Flipgrid to support teaching and learning (20)

Application of the uses of Padlet to support teaching and learning (20)

Hands-on practice with Padlet (10 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Bartlett, Michelle. Using Flipgrid to Increase Students’ Connectedness in an Online Class.

Johnson and Skarphol. The Effects of Digital Portfolios and Flipgrid on Student Engagement and Communication in a Connected Learning Secondary Visual Arts Classroom.

Fuchs. The Writing is On the Wall: Using Padlet for Whole-Class Engagement.

Kimura. ICT, A Motivating Tool: A Case Study with Padlet.

Mishra and Richardson. Unleashing every genius. ISTE Empowered Learner. April 2018, v.1:4, p.26.

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Kathy Schrock, Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist. She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Innovator, an Amazon Teacher Innovator, an Apple Teacher 2016, an Alpha Squirrel, a ThingLink Certified Educator, a MakerBot Curriculum Creator, and a Discovery Education Guru. URL: Twitter:@kathyschrock

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