I love the idea of randomizing learning and giving students choice by using cubes and dice in the classroom. I recently began thinking what it might look like to use Flipgrid as part of this idea and now I can't turn my brain off!
I shared the idea of creating Kindness Cubes as an easy way to weave SEL into the classroom on Twitter.
After sharing, I kept thinking of different ways that you could use cubes and Flipgrid to design meaningful learning experiences for the classroom. Here are some of the additional ideas that I came up with:
💡 Have students document the 6 Ps of Genius Hour on Flipgrid and then share their entire project on the cube. Learn how to create a Genius Hour grid by reading my blog post, Using Flipgrid to Manage Genius Hour.
💡 Create cubes for vocabulary words. Have students share "hints" on each side of the cube. Challenge students to see how many "rolls" they need to guess the word.
💡 Story Starters...have students begin to tell a story on Flipgrid. When a student finishes their work early or has already mastered what is being taught, they can roll the cube to hear their story starter as they are challenged to finish the story on their own.
💡 Math word problems can be read aloud on Flipgrid and then shared on the cube. Students can roll the cube to find out what problem they need to solve.
💡 As the teacher, record several different options for your students that finish their work early or have already mastered what is being learned. They may roll the cube to find out what they need to do to experience new learning.
I mean...seriously...the possibilities are ENDLESS. Using Flipgrid along with a cube to randomize learning can be so much fun and make learning unpredictable in an effort to engage. Below is a link to a cube template that you can use along with the QR codes that are automatically created when a Flipgrid video is shared. What ideas can you see using in your classroom and what would you add to the list?
Link to a Cube Template
© 2018 Andi McNair