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Flipping Social Studies Classroom Advice

Jul 26, 2014 4:10pm

Hello Everyone,

This summer I have been doing research and have decided that I would like to Flip my social studies classes this year. I am starting with my Senior Government Class and moving to my 9th and 8th graders later on in the year. I really want to make sure my ducks are in a row. Can anyone give me some of their experiences/advice on their experience with the flipped classroom? I'm planning on using ITunesU for the students to access the majority of their information. Any pointers on that as well would be greatly appreciated. I would especially like to hear what you did with the classtime, and how you assessed the students work (watching videos/taking quizzes/tests etc.).

Thank you in advance for your help!

  • Social Studies
  • 8 / 12
  • Assessment / Behavior / Class Culture / Collaboration / Differentiation / Engagement / Planning


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    • Aug 17, 2014 1:05am

      1. Create videos that have 1 topic, with a length of 5-10 min.
      2. Have a script or do a couple of rehearsals before taping.
      3. Have an online repository for your videos, hopefully in conjunction w IT at your school (We went to Google for Education last year, and use Haiku as well, but there are lots of free sites for individual teachers).
      4. Have a clear consistent naming system, easy for students to access the correct video.
      5. Be flexible, it is a new system for you and a new system for your students, allow time for it to work (it does!!)

      • Aug 18, 2014 1:39pm

        Great Idea to start with one course! I have a quiz to check for understanding on almost every activity. It helps the students pay attention to video clips, readings, or team activities if they expect an individual quiz. I am not familiar with ItunesU, but most learning management systems include quiz administration. Checking for understanding is simplified by a learning management system, (once you get the hang of it) so I don't hesitate to check often.