Using FlipGrid with K12 STEM Teachers: Successes and Challenges

ID: 51720 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Andrea Burrows and Mike Borowczak, University of Wyoming, United States

Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D View on map

Presider: Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Utilizing video reflection to refine pedagogy and content delivery is powerful for both pre-service and in-service K12 teachers After introduction to Flipgrid at SITE 2017, two researchers engaged over 100 pre-service and in-service teachers with the video recording technology The teachers participated though outreach professional development and coursework in 2017 The teachers showcased what they learned and how they teach via the videos Researchers analyzed the videos by watching the presentations and recording themes The videos could be connected with more than one theme Findings show the themes identified included: 1) Content (STEM) discussion, 2) Pedagogy discussion, 3) Technology discussion, 4) Humor integration, and 5) Random/Off topic The researchers explore the quantitative analysis for each theme and offer suggestions for using this technology with K12 STEM teachers Implications for this technology are large as the K12 STEM teaching audience is encouraged to use Flipgrid and other technologies with their students, and their interactions with the video technology directs its use and ultimate effectiveness

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