Integration Doc: Flipgrid in High School (Ages 14-18) 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 or via our iOS or Android apps. 

Flipgrid in High School (Ages 14-18) Social Studies 🌍

In high school Social Studies, students explore power and responsibility distribution, rights of citizens, the role of incentives on an economy, and major global trends. Flipgrid provides a fun and social way to engage your students on any of your Social Studies lessons! Here are just a few ways that Flipgrid can ignite engagement and capture your students’ learning process:

⭐️ Compare major global trends from different eras
⭐️ Compare the benefits and costs of different allocation methods
⭐️ Elaborate on how the choices people make have present and future consequences
⭐️ Explain how a shortage or surplus affects market price and demand
⭐️ Describe how citizens take part in civic life

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 are some high school Social Studies Topics currently available in the Disco Library, all created by your peers and ready to be used with your learners!

🚀 Discovery Library: Economics/Citizenship

Economics in Real Life by Rachel Murat: A Topic where students explain economics in everyday life.

What Makes an Outstanding Citizen by Craig Rush: A Topic discussing the qualities of a good citizen.

Digital Citizenship with Skype by Jimrey Dapin: A Topic highlighting how to be a multicultural digital citizen.

🚀 Discovery Library: Global and Contemporary Issues

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Kris Harrell: A Topic to accompany reading Guns, Gems, and Steel and discussing the origins of inequality.

Overpopulation Challenges by Patrisia Andrioti: A Topic for discussing opinions on challenges humanity faces due to overpopulation.

The Civil War in Syria by Nathan Gildart: A Topic discussing causes of the war and suggesting methods of resolution.

🚀 Discovery Library: Civics/Government

Types of Government by Jessica Buckle: A Topic discussing which type of government is most effective for its citizens.

Gun Control by Jornea Erwin: A Topic for debating the sides of gun control.

Analyzing Civic Issues by Karen Bayer: A Topic for researching and analyzing credible sources.

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. 3C: Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Creative Communicator 6 - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. 6C: Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

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 your teenage learners. 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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