All posts by Aly Rumberger

I am an Instructional Technology Specialist who is passionate about digital citizenship, multimodal literacies, and exploring school library media centers as instructional spaces. I'm thrilled to be part of such an innovative district that is working to support students in becoming global and equity-minded young citizens. You can reach me at: rumbergera@issaquah.wednet.edu and (425) 837-7138.

Flipgrid, Microsoft, and Global Learning Week!

Save the date – next week is Global Learning Week! This is a collaboration between Microsoft, Minecraft, and Flipgrid. It’s a series of free professional development sessions that will feature success stories and tips from technology-passionate teachers. It’s an excellent way to receive professional development as we close out this school year and look intentionally ...

Flipgrid’s Creative Updates

Flipgrid has some creative updates! If you’re familiar with Flipgrid, you know that it is a platform that allows you to create projects with video, text, digital inking, and emojis. Now, there are even more tools to explore! This gives both teachers and students the ability to record simple videos, as well as much more ...

Flipgrid “Shorts” – Share Beyond the Grid!

What is a Short? A Short is a video (up to ten minutes) available to all educators with a Flipgrid account that you can share beyond the Grid! You can find Shorts located in the top right corner of your educator account. Unlike traditional Flipgrid videos, Shorts are not housed in a particular “Grid” but ...

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New to Flipgrid? Try a Short!

When trying new tech tools, start small! Flipgrid’s new feature for educators, shorts, are a great way to dip your toes in. Shorts are quick videos – recorded on Flipgrid – that can be shared with anyone! That means that they don’t need to be connected to a specific grid or topic (#Beyondthegrid), allowing you ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Next week kicks off Poetry Month! This is a perfect invitation to be creative and reflective. Here are just a few of the ways that you can celebrate.   One way to celebrate is to share a focus poem for the day! You can either share one of your own, or visit Favorite Poem Project, ...

Flipgrid Roundup: Getting Started

Are you interested in using Flipgrid as a way to communicate and engage students? We’ve got you covered. This roundup will outline the basics for getting started and offer a curation of links for more information. (For previous BNP posts on Flipgrid, click here). Flipgrid Basics Create a “grid” for your “classroom” Share your classroom ...

Flipgrid’s Appsmash Madness

You know by now that Flipgrid is a tool to help students share their voices, experiences, and learning. By “app smashing,” you can help students create engaging, creative, and interesting projects. Each of the highlighted grids shows a brief tutorial for how Flipgrid can be layered on top of other apps to produce engaging digital ...

Hack STEM with Digital Reflections

Did you know that next year will be the 20th anniversary of humans living on the International Space Station? Flipgrid, Microsoft Education and NASA’s STEM on Station team are teaming up to create awesome content for students as part of their Hacking STEM series (by the way, there are other topics available too)! For secondary ...

KidCitizen: Explore Primary Sources with Technology!

Monday is a national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Are you looking for ways to celebrate history with your students in ways that promote inquiry-based learning? KidCitizen offers opportunities for elementary students to explore primary source documents and make connections to their own lives by seeing, thinking, and wondering. In partnership with images ...

Collaboration with #GridPals

ISTE’s Global Collaborator Standard calls for students to broaden their perspectives by working with others at the local and global level. This means leveraging digital tools and resources to connect with others across their school, community, and world. Technology is a perfect platform for fostering relationships beyond the classroom walls… think of it as having ...