Integration Doc: Flipgrid in PreK-2 (Ages 3-7) Social Studies 🌍

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What is Flipgrid? 💭

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families around the world. Flipgrid promotes fun and social learning by giving every student an equal and amplified voice on the Topics you define!

 

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Grid for your learning community. Grids are the canvas you will use to post discussion Topics, to which your students will post short video Responses. That’s how they share their voice! Students can then view and Reply to each other’s Responses, infusing your class with a dose of social and emotional learning! Flipgrid is available on the web or via our Windows 10, iOS, or Android apps.

If you’re just getting started, we recommend checking out the Flipgrid Educator Innovation Station. It’s filled with everything you need to become a Flipgrid pro!

 

Flipgrid in PreK-2 Social Studies 🌍✈

Flipgrid helps younger learners develop their voice and communicate with others while kickstarting a habit of reflection. Moreover, Flipgrid allows all students to share their thoughts regardless of reading or writing skill level! Some goals for Social Studies in early elementary include living and working together in communities, the history of cultures around the world, how things change over time, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Highlight key people and events
⭐️ Compare and contrast past, present, and future
⭐️ Demonstrate rights and responsibilities of citizenship
⭐️ Explain symbols, icons, and traditions
⭐️ Discuss the importance of individual action and character
⭐️ Explain historical figures’ impact

Once you’re ready to create your first discussion Topic, you can dive right in from your Educator Admin or head to the Disco Library for inspiration. Here is a sampling of PreK-2 Social Studies Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Disco Library: PreK - Kindergarten

American Symbols by Laina Rivers: Students explain what they know about their favorite American symbol.

Favorite President by Rocio Church: A Topic where students use reasoning to explain who is their favorite president.

Supporting Veterans and Military by Jornea Erwin: A Topic where students explore and share their knowledge about active military personnel or veterans.

🚀 Disco Library: 1st Grade

I Have a Dream by Sara Malchow: A Topic that allows students to share something they can do to make the world a better place.

Goods and Services by Jornea Erwin: A Topic that asks students to create an imaginary good or service and describe how it will help consumers.

Time Travel by Emilia Miller: A Topic that challenges students to pick an important figure from history and travel back in time to meet them.

🚀 Disco Library: 2nd Grade

Virtual Wax Museum by Tamara Letter: A Topic for students to bring historical figures to life.

Community Helpers by Jamie Spikerman: A Topic that allows students to explain jobs to their community.

Who is Your Hero? by Dushanca Fowls: A Topic where students share about a personal hero.

 

Consider this: ISTE Standards for Students 💡

Knowledge Constructor 3 - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. 3D: Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Global Collaborator 7 - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. 7A: Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

 

Want even more!? 🤓

💥Connect your students with their peers around the world through #GridPals!

💥Join the #FlipgridFever educator community on Twitter and Facebook! Follow educators like Joe Merrill, Eric Garcia, Michael Hughes, and Bonnie McClelland for tons of mic-drop Flipgrid ideas.

💥While you’re at it, say hi to Flipgrid Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma. Jornea, Jess, and Ann are always here to support you!

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There is no limit to the ways you can use Flipgrid with younger learners. Dive in and help your students define their voice, share their voice, and respect the diverse voice of their peers. We are here to support you as you engage and amplify!

💚 Team Flipgrid in Minneapolis, MN