Episode 8 – Getting Students to Talk: Professor Devon Hanahan and the Flipgrid Experiment

Professor Devon Hanahan

Last year, my Latin students¬† were using OAKS discussion boards to ask and answer questions about Cicero’s first and fourth Catilinarians. It was working perfectly. Well, almost. They hated the discussion assignment, which meant I was often reminding students to participate. Since then, I’ve been on the lookout for a way to create a more alluring experience. So, my interest was piqued when I heard Devon Hanahan, a senior instructor in Hispanic Studies, mention her experiment with Flipgrid this summer. She was generous to sit down with me recently and explain how she managed to make discussions both purposeful and fun. Below are the directions and rubric Hanahan used to enhance her discussions.

SPAN 202 Flipgrid Assignments (English) (2)

Professor Hanahan’s Flipgrid Rubric

 

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