Flipgrid Collab with @ADickie601 — AP Calculus Final Review

The idea: for students to watch the last video posted & pick up the solution from where the last student’s Flipgrid left off.
Emphasis: verbalizing the solution process & learning from students outside of our class

Goal: to collaboratively complete the 2018 FRQs even though our classes have never met. Each student is tasked w/watching the last video response & solving the next piece of the question that follows


  • watch the last Flipgrid video posted to see which question needs to be solved next
  • remember, you will be solving the next part of the next question that needs to be solved
  • ~so if the last person who posted a video solved 3(b), you would solve 3(c)*
  • ~in case any of these videos get out of order, just look at which questions have been posted and do the next sub-problem that you see unsolved
  • ~if we’ve reached the last problem (ie: 6(c) has already been solved) and you still need to post a solution, just start back at 1(a)
  • on a piece of paper, neatly and carefully write out your full response to the question you are solving. make sure you have either printed out the problem or have re-written it at the top of your paper. you’ll need this for your Flipgrid recording.
  • ~you should consult the scoring guidelines to check your answer before you record your Flipgrid. if you have made any mistakes, fix them. but don’t mindlessly copy the scoring guidelines. you will be graded on the clarity of your explanation. so if you write it on your paper, you need to understand it well enough to explain!
  • open the Flipgrid app on your phone and enter Flip code: _add code here___
  • watch my video introduction to make sure you fully understand all instructions and expectations
  • hit the big green “+” sign and log in
  • you will have 5 minutes to record your response. by no means does your video need to be that long!
  • alternate between using your front camera to record your lovely face and the back camera to record your handwritten work
  • ~your video should start by identifying the problem you are solving. show us the question and read it aloud to us before you begin solving.
  • ~you can click the pause button if you need a break mid-recording
  • ~press next when you are done recording & review your response
  • ~for your “selfie”, take a snapshot of the problem/your solution but DO NOT hit submit until you…
  • ~hit the pencil icon
  • at the top right of the screen. use your finger to write the question you just solved… like this:
  • now you can hit submit

So what happens if…

  • I start solving a problem and somebody else posts the solution that I’m working on
  • I start a problem but don’t have time to finish it and need to come back to record later


  • print out the 2018 scoring guidelines so you have them in front of you
  • go back to our Flipgrid solution posts: ___add link here________
  • pick two videos that you have not yet watched (meaning not the problem you solved or the video solution that your answer followed-up on)
  • for each video that you watch, compare the solution and explanation to the scoring guidelines. in your Flipgrid reply, get ready to talk about:
  • ~particular strengths in the video solution you watched
  • ~any areas that the video solution skimmed over or missed
  • ~if any points would have been missed based on the scoring guidelines for this question, what was missing and what should be added?
  • ~anything you would have done differently if you were to solve this problem
  • ~one major takeaway you had from watching this solution and/or reviewing the scoring guidelines
  • when you are ready to record, hit the reply icon within the video you are responding to.


  1. my students got to hear how other students, from a different school and with a different teacher, thought about and went about solving a problem;
  2. it served as extra motivation for students to complete the assignment since they knew that the success of this project relied on their contribution;
  3. students took extra time to thoroughly verbalize their solution process since they knew that somebody from outside of our class would be trying to understand their video solution.



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Stacey Roshan

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