Flipgrid Career Showcase

Format
Let's Talk Science

Students will create videos showcasing a career profile that they are interested in.

Summary

  • Students will explore different career profiles to broaden their knowledge about career options.
  • Students will reflect on their own career interests and connect them to a career profile. 
  • Students will develop digital literacy skills by creating engaging videos about different career profiles. 

Setting the Stage

Engaging video content is a huge part of students’ lives. Students are surrounded by video advertisements, television shows, and social media. This constant stream of video content has a huge impact on students’ choices and interests. Watching videos about different careers exposes students to career options that they may not have previously considered and helps them picture themselves in different careers. These videos may be even more influential when they are created by students’ peers. Additionally, gaining experience as digital media creators, rather than just consumers, helps students develop digital literacy skills. 

In this lesson, students will choose a career profile of interest from the Let’s Talk Science website. They will then create a video about their career profile of choice and share it with their class using Flipgrid. Finally, students will reflect on how making their own video and watching their classmates’ content impacted their own career goals and interests. 

Materials & Preparation

  • Computers or tablets with internet access, a microphone and camera (1 per student)
  • Access to Flipgrid
    • If you are new to Flipgrid, watch this video tutorial for teachers or read this setup guide for teachers before this lesson. Teachers could also access a free webinar on demand from Let's Talk Science that provides an overview of Flipgrid, addresses pedagogical issues, and includes a resource guide. 
    • Set up a topic for this lesson. You may want to adjust settings such as maximum length. 
    • Record or post the code for this topic for students to see.
    • If students are unable to access Flipgrid, they could use iMovie, Microsoft Video Editor, or another video creation software.
  • Access to the Let’s Talk Science Career Profiles
  • Video Assignment Planner Reproducible (1 per student) [Google doc] [PDF] - provide as a paper or e-copy
  • Career Showcase Video Rubric Reproducible (1 per student) [Google doc] [PDF] - provide as a paper or e-copy
  • Career Showcase Reflection Reproducible (1 per student) [Google doc] [PDF] - provide as a paper or e-copy

What To Do

Part 1: Identifying Career Interests

  • Teachers could start the lesson by explaining that careers are divided into different groups called sectors. Teachers could ask students to think about which career sector they are interested in learning more about or potentially working in. Students can discuss this with a partner and then share with the whole class. 
    • If the idea of career sectors is new to students, teachers could provide a list of career sectors such as: agriculture, architecture and construction, arts, business, education, engineering, government, health sciences, hospitality, human services, information technology, law and public safety, manufacturing, marketing and sales, mathematics, natural resources, science, skilled trades, technology and transportation. 
  • Optional: Teachers could do the Let’s Talk Science Lesson Work Interests and the Holland Code before this lesson to allow students to further explore their own career interests.

Part 2: Choosing a Career Profile

  • Teachers could explain that students will be choosing one career profile from the Let’s Talk Science website that may fit in their identified sector of interest. Students will be creating a short video to share this profile with their class. 
  • Teachers could show how to find career profiles by displaying the Let’s Talk Science career discovery page.
    • Students should click on the “See List View” button on the bottom right of the page to display photos and descriptions of each career profile. 
    • Students could filter the profiles by clicking on the “Sector” drop-down menu at the top of the page. Students could select the sector that matches their interest.
  • Teachers should direct students to look through some of the career profiles in their sector of interest and select one that they want to showcase through a Flipgrid video. Some profiles also have associated videos that students may want to view.

Part 3: Using Flipgrid to Create Videos

  • Teachers could teach students how to use Flipgrid by playing this video tutorial for students or by demonstrating themselves. If students have used this website before, this can be skipped.
Flipgrid logo
Flipgrid logo
  • Teachers could lead a discussion about what makes video content engaging using the following guiding questions.
    • What was a video that you watched recently that you really enjoyed? Why did you like it so much? 
    • How do presenters look and sound in an engaging video?
    • Videos should start with an engaging hook or introduction and end with a conclusion. What should a good introduction include? How can you conclude a video?
    • How might a video that you make for school or work (like this one) be different that one you make for your friends? How can we make our videos appropriate for a classroom audience?
    • Why might it be important to learn how to make engaging video content?
  • Teachers could share the Career Showcase Video Rubric reproducible and discuss expectations for this assignment with students. 
  • Students will complete the Video Assignment Planner reproducible and create their own Flipgrid videos. 

Part 4: Sharing our Videos

  • Students could watch each others’ videos either independently or as a class. Students are encouraged to leave positive comments and ask questions about their peers’ work.
  • Students could answer the following questions on the Career Showcase Reflection reproducible. Teachers could lead a discussion about their reflections. 
    • Which of the profiled careers did you find the most interesting? Would you want to pursue this job? Why or why not?
    • Which of the profiled careers do you most want to learn more about?
    • How did this activity impact your own career interests or goals? 
    • Was making your own video easier or harder than you expected? What would you do differently next time?
    • How can learning about others’ career paths help us figure out our own?

Details

Assessment

  • Teachers could assess students’ videos using the Career Showcase Video Rubric  reproducible. 
  • Teachers could assess students’ reflections on the Career Showcase Reflection reproducible. 

Assessment

  • Teachers could assess students’ videos using the Career Showcase Video Rubric  reproducible. 
  • Teachers could assess students’ reflections on the Career Showcase Reflection reproducible. 

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