Flippity Flashcard

Knowledge Constructor


Students create a set of online flashcards from a Google spreadsheet. Flashcards are a great way for students to practice vocabulary, memorize the U.S. capitals, and much more on their own or with others. 

This may take take more than class period to create and learn how to use the website. Creating flashcards should be an ongoing activity. 

Students will:

  • Be able to create a google spreadsheet and then with flippity.net turn it into a set of online flashcards.
  • Be able to practice their vocabulary using flashcards.​

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Tab: A tab is a second or further document or page that can be opened on a spreadsheet or web browser.

To prepare for this lesson:

See the Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students website in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. The teacher will first demonstrate to the students how to create their own cards. The students will then create their own. 

  2. Have the students open www.flippity.net and click on Flippity Flashcards instructions.

  3. Have them click on “make a copy of this template” in step one.

  4. Click Make a Copy.

  5. Rename a copy for the files.

  6. Delete cells 3-29 so you can create your flashcards.

  7. Under Side One list the front of the flash card. Example: Capital of Michigan

  8. Under Side Two type in the answer. Example: Lansing

  9. After both columns are complete go to File and Publish to the Web.

  10. Copy the link that is provided.

  11. At the bottom of the Google spreadsheet click on the “Get Link Here” tab.

  12. The cards will be published.

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Quiz students on flashcards made.
  • Partner with peer to quiz one another.
  • Under the More tab create a printable quiz.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Knowledge Constructor
3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3b. Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
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.
3d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Device: Any device that has Google drive for spreadsheets.


Flippity Google Spreadsheets Video

Flippity Teacher Tutorial

  • Students practice their spelling words

  • Students create flashcards to review the main points of a story. 

Students create flashcards to memorize science terms. 

  • Students create flashcards to memorize the U.S. capitals. 

  • Students create flashcards to memorize facts about other countries. 

  • Students create flashcards for social studies terms. 

This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, April 2018. Updated October 2023.