Assessment Technology – Flip


Flip (formerly Flipgrid) ยป Arlington ISDAfter the introduction of technology in classrooms, assessment has also changed drastically. Technology has provided us with multiple ways of conducting evaluations. It has provided a path for instant assessment with the help of several edtech apps. Today, I will share my experience on Flipgrid which is now known as Flip… It is a multimedia platform owned by Microsoft Inc. I have been using this tool for more than a year now… Now, I am on a break from teaching but I have used this tool several times for my graduate studies assignments or other course works…

The reason I chose this tool for this week’s blog post is that I find this tool very engaging and easy to use. The process of interacting on this is very easy and interesting as well. I came across this tool during my graduate studies and I have been waiting to use it in my class. This facilitates video discussions and allows teachers to create a platform for these discussions. Flip works on the learning theory of connectivity and social constructivism. Educators can post a question and students can answer them by being creative in their ways. In other words, teachers can create a grid about a specific topic and students can construct videos as a response to that topic.

Surprisingly, I came to know that this can be used as an assessment tool as well. The teacher can post a question and students will be evaluated based on the response that they provide to that question. Also, students can interact with others’ responses by commenting on their posts. I believe this kind of assessment will be less stressful and enjoyable for students. This tool provides a space for creativity, so I think students can create videos with their level of comfort and creativity. Moreover, it can be used for both formative and summative assessments. Teachers can use rubrics for clarity about the content they want to see in students’ responses.


  • Free of cost
  • Easy to use
  • Flexibility
  • Enhances confidence
  • Creative
  • Interactive/Engaging
  • Communicative
  • Works for every subject
  • Improve students’ listening and speaking skills
  • Easily accessible from any device


  • Difficult for non-camera-friendly students
  • Time-taking (if students are not satisfied with their video they will try again n again)
  • Time-consuming for teachers to watch each n every video response
  • Stressful for new users
  • This can distract students from the actual content of the response
  • Detailed rubrics are not free of cost

The customizable video answers push students to be creative and plan their responses and speak thoroughly. Overall, my experience with this tool has been good till now and I enjoy using this. At first, I was also uncomfortable sharing my response on a recorded video but after doing it once I started enjoying it. I believe that is the case with students as well, after a few practices they will also start enjoying. Moreover, I believe it provides a voice to those kids in class who are shy and do not like to share/interact much in the classroom.


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