Amplify Student Voice with Flipgrid: How To Guide

June 19, 2018

Great news! Flipgrid is now a free resource. I love Flipgrid so much that I paid for it last school year. Now, all the amazing features are free thanks to Microsoft. Flipgrid is a platform for student discussions and to amplify student voice. Students record short video responses to questions you pose on the platform. They can respond to each other through videos or by typing in a response.

Since Flipgrid is full of student responses, I will show some pictures of my students using the platform but their faces and names will be covered.

Teacher Experience

In Flipgrid, you create grids. Each grid can have multiple topics. In each topic, you can ask a question or have students respond to a task. You can set the time length for how long you want them to record. You can allow responses to videos, students to have emojis to add to their selfies, and so much more. Everything is pretty much up to you!

Student Experience

Students can go to Flipgrid through a shared link or code. The grids are password protected so you must set up a password that your students can enter to view the grid. Your questions show up below and students respond to the question and each other. I usually just have one question up at first and add other questions to the grid as we study a topic on following days.


To really understand Flipgrid, try it out as a student. Use the password Flipgrid to log in to our grid. Introduce yourself with a 90 second video and tell us your favorite book to share with your class. You can see other people’s videos and respond with a video or text. I’ve already posted a video to get us started. Have fun!

Check out my post for how to use Flipgrid in the primary grades at this link.