WATCH: Empowering Families and Community Connections with Flipgrid

This guest blog post is written by Ann Kozma, Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid.

 “Educators, families, and communities can all embrace the power of play and enhance and strengthen learning with play at home.”

–⁠Amanda Free, Digital Content Manager, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

I had the pleasure of speaking with Amanda Free, Digital Content Manager for the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), during a “Community Conversation” we regularly have at Flipgrid. During our chat, we explored the free resources NCFL, Wonderopolis®, and Flipgrid provide, which can all be used to support families and communities while promoting literacy and play.

It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the incredible work NCFL does and celebrate ideas to empower families and strengthen community connections. Watch to learn more.

I love that NCFL’s Wonderopolis makes learning come alive for folks worldwide, including through their partnership with us in the Flipgrid Discovery Library with over 1,000 ready-to-use discussion prompts.

Used by over 100 million educators, families, and students in 190 countries, Flipgrid is a simple, free, social learning app that uses short-form video to make learning fun, fulfilling, and empowering.

More ways to use Flipgrid as a family:    

  • Record reading progress and share with family  
  • Document oral history shared by elders
  • Read a bedtime story for a kiddo who’s far away
  • Send notes of encouragement and love

If you’re attending the 2021 Families Learning Conference October 25-27, you’ll have the chance to meet my good friend and colleague Jornea Armant, who will share stories about unlocking resilience. You might even hear how she uses the Wonder of the Day® in her own home to spark dinnertime conversation with her daughters.

NCFL, Wonderopolis and Flipgrid—a dream team. Please connect with us on social media @Flipgrid and share how you’re using these resources with your family. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


Ann loves to push all the buttons and play to learn. As an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid at Microsoft, Ann works to help others explore how to meaningfully integrate technology into teaching and learning and is on a mission to help educators engage, empower, and amplify every voice in classrooms and communities around the world. She is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015 and Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning Leader. Connect with her on Twitter at @annkozma723.