Old and New: Primary Sources in the 21st Century

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for studying the American Revolution and industrialization.  National Archives DocsTeach and Today’s Document are two great apps for exploring American history in your classroom.  Search by topic or check daily for high quality images with detailed information on a variety of subjects. Check out my common core aligned…

Create Graphic Organizers on iPads with Grafio Lite

There are lots of apps I like, and Grafio Lite lets you create graphic organizers. Students can design their own graphic organizer by drawing shapes on the screen. Can’t draw a perfect circle?  The shapes autocorrect and allow you to duplicate in case you want four ovals on your graphic organizer that are exactly the same size. In addition to drawing shapes,…

ELA Talk Bubbles

There are lots of great ways to incorporate Perfect Captions in your classroom.  I love using this app with primary source documents, but it’s also perfect for reinforcing literacy skills.  Have students create captions to record their predictions, to jot questions that they have, or write dialogue for the main character. Check out my common…

American Revolution Timeline

It’s easy for American History to come to life if you’re on iPads!  I’ve shared some great timeline apps and here’s another that’s worth checking out.  The American Revolution Interactive Timeline app let’s you travel through this period looking at artifacts and documents that tell the story of the Revolutionary War.  Students can tap and…