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

Flipgrid Basics 💻📱🖥

Are you new to Flipgrid? Get Started Here.

Here are the basics: When you set up your account, you’ll first create a Topic for your learning community. Topics are discussion prompts that your students respond to with short videos. Students then Record a Response and post their video or view and Add a Comment to one another’s Responses.

Groups are a great way for educators to organize multiple Topics and share them with a community of learners. Invite your students to respond to an individual Topic or to access your Group of Topics by sharing the Join Code or Link.

Flipgrid is available on the web and via our iOS and Android apps. 

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 Discovery 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!

🚀 Discovery 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.

🚀 Discovery 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.

🚀 Discovery 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!? 🤓

💥 Join Education Innovation Leads Jornea Erwin, Jess Boyce, and Ann Kozma for a LIVE Professional Development session. View upcoming dates and times!

💥 Join the #FlipgridForAll educator community on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to learn from colleagues and peers around the world!

💥 Become a Level One Flipgrid Certified Educator.

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


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