Be in the Know: Consent Forms and Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a tool that is taking off in our district, and rightly so. Students can engage with one another by reflecting on content or lessons, and they can respond and hear classmate responses. The possibilities for sharing learning in creative ways are endless! Click here to read past posts on Flipgrid and how to get started.

However, we understand that tech tools can be tricky to navigate, especially at the elementary level when student privacy is a concern. No fear – Flipgrid has done the heavy lifting for you!

Before using Flipgrid with your students, make sure that you read the Terms of Use. You can find them linked here.

If you do teach students under 13 years of age, you must have parent permission. You can find the consent form here. This can be printed as is and returned to school to ensure that you are adhering to Flipgrid’s Terms of Use, and protecting your students’ privacy.

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For  the Do’s and Don’ts of Flipgrid, continue reading below.

Do’s

  • Do read Flipgrid’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • Do follow your school policies around using the application and be mindful about posting content with the privacy setting most applicable to the educational purposes of the student content.
  • Do clean up the student content when the class no longer needs it or if you leave your school.
  • Do be sure to collect consent forms before onboarding students on to the platform, completed by parents/guardians.
  • Consent forms are designed for students under 13 years of age in the U.S. or under 16 elsewhere.
  • Do comply with any student or parent requests to take down Flipgrid content.

Don’ts

  • Don’t share student information outside the classroom or the school community.
  • Don’t use Flipgrid to request students to buy things.

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