I introduced Flipgrid at today's Tech Tuesday session. Although I am just starting to experiment with Flipgrid I can really see its potential. I don't usually showcase sites that require a subscription; free is usually my number one criteria, but I really like what I'm seeing. I haven't tried it with students yet, but I'm on the 21 day free trial and I'm hoping to use it this week. I love the idea of students being able to record video responses. I would have liked to have used it for my I Forest of Reading books and perhaps even the end of my Blind Book Date participants. It would be great to have students use as an oral exit ticket or as a reflection piece. I love that it can embed into our school sites so easily. You can't see this one because it contains some of our staff revealing their memorable moments when THEY were students so I password protected it, but I do encourage you to check it out for yourself. Very promising. Let me know if you try it.
So I wanted to create some fun in the library for Valentine's Day and I remembered a tweet by someone (apologies if that person is YOU) which talked about going on a book date.