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Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Hi Peter! I spent a little

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Hi Peter!

I spent a little time this morning, and created a google doc with resources for you from History.com, PBS, and Discovery Education, to name a few. Some of these come with lesson plans as well.

Here's the link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tB4eiL-efQqQn2hxoNos0iEwugNLpDKa9vQs...

The short videos are probably best for kids at home; I would excerpt parts of the Ken Burns video for classroom use to make sure it holds their attention.

We want every kid to be prepared in the flipped classroom, but just like with reading, lectures and regular homework, some kids just won;t do it- sometimes because they forget, sometimes because they just don't, sometimes access issues- you have to get to the bottom of that one with the kids involved. They may take a bit of time to get used to a change from typical lecture format- change is hard for everyone, and not everyone embraces it first time out. Sometimes it's about saying "I can give you a choice- you can watch two four minute videos tonight, and discuss it tomorrow in class and be prepared for the activity or write a 500 word essay on XYZ or read these three articles/chapters" - whatever you find both equivalent and incentivizing- and let the kids choose. That way, you may also be differentiating the lesson- but still ensure each kid has enough knowledge to particpate the next morning in class.

Let me know what was helpful and if you need something more- my direct email is ldpodcast (at) gmail.com- happy to help! I'm a US History and constitution nerd, so I love this stuff, especially when you can relate it to the questions of presidential power now, and choices we face... it can be riveting and important stuff if we can hook it up to today for kids- everything from the importance of education to racial relations to frontier exploration and further development of our diverse country and traditions- all can be related to Jefferson.

6th and 8th Grade History Teacher

Thank you Whitney. I often

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Thank you Whitney. I often visit Ted-Ed to look for videos that I find valuable to my students and feel that the social studies division is still working something things out in terms of quality of video content that's on there. I will definitely look more into providing films for students to watch at home and then engage in conversation in class around that material.

This year I am teaching solely U.S. History, starting from Colonial America through Reconstruction. We are about to enter a unit on the Jeffersonian Era of the United States when we return from holiday break. I appreciate your help and suggestions very much.

This biggest challenge I have run into is student accountability. For example, I post my prezi's online for students to access at home, so that I don't have to be a sage on the stage in the classroom and rather a facilitator of discussion. However, what I have found so far is that only about 50% of the students are actually viewing the prezi's prior to class leaving half the class sitting there unable to engage. I'm continuing to explore how I can make all students engaged and responsible enough to complete the "lecture" portion at home.

Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Hi Peter! I have a good

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Hi Peter!

I have a good friend who is a 7th grade social studies teacher who is doing a lot of flipped classroom this year- having kids watch videos online and then using them in discussion and projects in class- Discovery, national geographic, NOVA specials- you name it. If you are interested, tell me a bit more about your curriculum, and I'd be happy to do a few searches for you and come up with suggestions. In addition, check out TED talks, and especially TED- ED- http://ed.ted.com/, and there's a specific section with lessons already attached for social studies here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=social-studies

Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Hi Peter! I have a good

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Hi Peter!

I have a good friend who is a 7th grade social studies teacher who is doing a lot of flipped classroom this year- having kids watch videos online and then using them in discussion and projects in class- Discovery, national geographic, NOVA specials- you name it. If you are interested, tell me a bit more about your curriculum, and I'd be happy to do a few searches for you and come up with suggestions. In addition, check out TED talks, and especially TED- ED- http://ed.ted.com/, and there's a specific section with lessons already attached for social studies here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=social-studies

Teacher, Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant, Flipped Class Pioneer

Some thoughts on flipping

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Some thoughts on flipping LA:

Before you teach a book that all are going to read you typically give the historical context of the book and some info about the author. flip that

If you are teaching writing skills: Do videos on literary devices like metaphor and similie and then have them practice USING those in class.

And the best is to flip the writing workshop: You can individually have a writing conference with each student and time shift it and have them all get personalized feedback. See an example here: http://flippedclassroom.org/video/example-of-an-english-podcast

Teacher, Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant, Flipped Class Pioneer

I encourage you to check out

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I encourage you to check out two resources: http://flippedclassroom.org. We have about 17,000 teachers who are flipping and we have a group of over 100 who are in a history group. Ask them.

Also: go to http://flipped-history.com and learn from one of the masters--Tom Driscoll, a flipped history teacher.

Teacher, Author, Speaker, Educational Consultant, Flipped Class Pioneer

echo-y: I often tell

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echo-y: I often tell teachers: Do you need the video perfect, or do you need it Tuesday? It doesn't have to be perfect. One shot of you teaching a concept and then post. You can add edits, etc if you have time, but I wouldn't fret about trying to get everything exact. You are not producing a Hollywood film, but rather a quick video to explain a difficult topic for your students.

6th and 8th Grade History Teacher

I've seen several articles

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I've seen several articles about flipping classrooms, but as a History teacher, I haven't really seen anyone laying out how this can be done in the history/social science classroom. Does anyone have any feedback on this or experience flipping their history/social science classrooms?

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There was a discussion on

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There was a discussion on Edutopia about flipping an AP English classroom that you might find interesting:

http://www.edutopia.org/groups/literacy/600056

4th grade math teacher in FL

Hi Echo-y I feel your pain. I

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Hi Echo-y I feel your pain. I have no clue how to flip for LA. I've made several math videos for 4th grade, but am clueless as to how to flip a LA lesson. I might check out the Flipping 2.0 as well! It took a while for me to just throw the recording 'to the wind', because I didn't like the way I sounded, either. I'd always get nervous and have a coughing fit. Good to know that this isn't just me. Thanks for sharing!

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