American History Interactive Timeline: Informational Text & Primary Sources

I’ve shared some of my favorite American History apps and here is another that’s worth checking out.  American History Interactive Timeline lets users swipe through a timeline of significant events in the history of the United States. It has a combination of primary source documents and informational text that is placed across a timeline.  This…

Shout Science eBook App for Reading on iPads!

I’ve shared some of my favorite storybook apps and this one is perfect for teaching children science stories!  Shout Science is an interactive book that tells the stories behind science discoveries.  This totally free science ebook app presents information to students using nonfiction text features. Finding a science eBook with compelling graphics and a high-interest content…

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: iPad App from TouchPress

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…

Congressional Moments

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…