Friday, April 3, 2020

Other Home Study Alternatives

Hello, students!

Manlin reports that she is having issues with Flipgrid. It could be a problem with compatibility between Flipgrid and her web browser or just poor Internet reception. Certainly the Internet is very busy right now.

If you cannot use Flipgrid following the directions I posted in the earlier blog post here, then I have other ideas for you.

Do you remember our old page on this blog called Mr. Zhang's Page? I have published it again and added some new links to the top.

Check it out! Look right under the title Teacher Kelly. Do you see the menu items Home, About Me, Show and Tell Gallery, and Mr. Zhang's Page?

Click on Mr. Zhang's Page.

You can leave me comments on this blog post or email me at I put it on this blog wrong before. Sorry! You can also join the YMCA teachers on Facebook now.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Flipgrid Step by Step

Hello, seniors!

Here is a step-by-step guide on using Flipgrid. Be patient with the Internet these days. Everyone is using it at the same time all over the world.
  1.  Open your Internet browser and go to
  2.  Enter a Flip Code: ymcaseniors and hit your ENTER key
  3.  Enter your user ID given you by the teacher (five or six letters beginning with capital), ENTER key
  4.  Read the top topic. Watch your teacher's video. Do the assignment.
  5.  Click the green response bubble under an existing video (teacher's or another student's) OR just click the big green PLUS icon to start your video on this topic.
  6. When you are ready, click the camera icon under your image. Watch the 3-2-1 countdown.
  7.  Look at your camera and speak.
  8.  If you finish before time expires, click the STOP recording icon.
  9.  Your video will play. Do you like it? Choose the garbage can to repeat or NEXT.
  10.   Take a selfie. Smile and look at the camera. Click the camera icon and NEXT.
  11.  Wait for your video to process. Don't touch anything until it says 100%.
  12.  Give your video a title.
  13.  Click SUBMIT.
  14.  Click COMPLETE.
Below are screen shots to help you. Click an image to see it bigger.