For preschool and elementary school students there are great apps for exploring music. If older students are feeling left out, show them Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. This comprehensive app lets children explore music with a tap and swipe of their screen. Kids can switch between performances, listen to interviews and see which part of the orchestra is playing at different times.
The Library of Congress has an excellent new app to help students learn about primary source documents. With video clips, quizzes and a gallery to explore, the Congressional Moments app will support American History teachers as they gather resources for their classroom.
Here’s a Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for teaching with primary source documents on iPads!
Check out this Common Core aligned iPad lesson plan for a biography study!
I love apps that simulate a field trip and I’ve shared some of my favorites (Art Walk, TourWrist). Timeline: Art Museum is an excellent free app that allows users to explore the artwork of artists from the 14th to 20th centuries. I’m a big fan of timelines (Titanic, American Revolution, Math History, Revolutionaries) and this one is great for finding paintings from a specific time period or by a particular artist.
Biographies are a great way to get students excited about Social Studies. People HD provides information on different historical figures, a timeline of their life and famous quotes. The list could be more diverse, but I think it presents a great opportunity to have students research and create their own entry.
Here’s a Common Core aligned lesson planthat is perfect for biographies!
Check out this Common Core aligned lesson plan for another biography activity!
There are lots of great free timeline apps for the iPad and I’ve shared some already (American Revolution and Titanic). IBM’s Mind of Modern Mathematics is a fantastic interactive timeline with illustrations, primary source documents and information on important moments in the history of math. It includes biographies of famous mathematicians and vintage videos on math concepts.
Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan using this app!
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 explore primary sources while swiping through the years of the American Revolution.
Here’s a common core aligned lesson using this app in the classroom!
Check out my common core aligned lesson using timelines in the classroom!
One more common core aligned lesson using primary sources in the classroom!
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