Flipgrid for student-student collaboration and feedback

Use Flipgrid as a forum for students to respond to and build off other students' ideas and work.

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In AP Research, students have to develop their own unique research question that fills a gap in existing research. Then, they design and carry out their project to complete the research. Question development is something that students find very challenging. By offering each other short recorded feedback in Flipgrid, students peer review each others' work. Students will also use this form to respond to each others' ideas about method, data collection, and interpretation. The video conversation throughout the year on their projects helps the students clearly verbalize their work and their changing ideas about it, which helps them in the presentation and oral defense at the end of the project. I've loved the online community we're developing in the class, with students helping each other to drive forward their research.

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It is surprising how little students are asked to generate their own questions and what they wonder.

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I agree - it's been interesting seeing what they come up with. I have struggled with getting kids to participate. Some of them don't want to post their videos, even when I've made the site password-protected. I'm wondering if anyone has any other engagement ideas. When students do participate, I think they give and receive a lot of great feedback. There are just a few who aren't participating. I don't want to make it required that they post on the Flipgrid, but maybe I should?

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You could make the presentation vehicle more abstract. A few suggestions: a video of images and drawings and students records voice-overs; a video of student pictures (think stop-motion video and students add voice-overs; an animation tool like GoAnimate.