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					GREAT SOCIAL STUDIES APPS
                                                                                              Reviewed by
Here is a quick guide to six killer apps in the iTunes store that you can
use with TCI lessons. Noted under the icon is overview, idea of use, and
price (if any). This is not an exhaustive list or ranking. We’d like to hear
of other apps you’ve found to be helpful in Bringing Learning Alive!
Share them at http://teachergenius.teachtci.com/ .

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 Wikipanion                             Google Earth                           World Book: This Day in
 Free                                   Free                                   History for iPad
                                                                               Free
 What is it?                            What is it?
 Wikipanion gives users access to       Access to world political and          What is it?
 Wikipedia. Users can search a range    physical maps. Pinch and zoom          This Day in History for iPad is an
 of topics in this encyclopedia.        features allow users to zoom in on     interactive multimedia calendar that
                                        Sat images.                            displays historical events for the
 How can you use it with TCI?                                                  current day or any selected day,
 In our History Alive! The US           How can you use it with TCI?           along with related media such as
 Through Industrialism program,         Have students use when                 photos, illustrations, music, and
 Lesson 10 on the Bill of Rights.       completing challenge 1 and             speeches.
 Students examine Supreme Court         Challenge 2 of the Geography Alive!
 cases such as Terry v. Ohio.           Regions and People mapping labs.       How can you use it with TCI?
 Students pretend to be justices        Students have to find absolute         In our History Alive! The Ancient
 determining whether or not student     location of physical and political     World and Medieval World and
 rights have been violated. Student     features.                              Beyond programs are timeline
 groups could use Wikipanion to                                                challenges. Students could use this
 research particulars of the cases.                                            calendar to find and place on
                                                                               appropriate timelines other events
                                                                               that take place in the region/time
                                                                               period they are studying.


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 My Congress for iPad                   Famous Speeches                        Elevation Pro
 Free                                   .99                                    .99

 What is it?                            What is it?                            What is it?
 MyCongress is a portal to detailed     Read some of the most powerful         Check elevation on any point on
 information about your elected U.S.    words ever spoken. Some people         earth. Set waypoints and share via
 Congressional officials. Track their   have a way with words. Enjoy the       social media.
 news, video and Twitter feeds. Look    most influential speeches known to
 up their official Open Congress        man!                                   How can you use it with TCI?
 profile or contact them directly.                                             Have students use this app when
                                        How can you use it with TCI?           completing Lesson 6 in Geography
 How can you use it with TCI?           When students read about               Alive! Regions and People. Students
 In Lesson 11 of Government Alive!      Churchill’s famous Iron Curtain        create adventure tours through Nat’l
 The Power to Choose, students learn    speech in Chapter 38 of History        Parks as they learn how to read/use
 about the legislative duties of a      Alive! Pursuing American Ideals,       topo maps.
 member of Congress. They could         have the students actually listen to
 follow their own using this app.       the speech using the app.
MORE GREAT SOCIAL STUDIES APPS
                                                                                                 Reviewed by
Here is a quick guide to six more killer apps in the iTunes store that you
can use with TCI lessons. Noted under the icon is overview, idea of use,
and price (if any). This is not an exhaustive list or ranking. We’d like to
hear of other apps you’ve found to be helpful in Bringing Learning Alive!
Share them at http://teachergenius.teachtci.com/ .

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 Notebook for iPad                       Maplets for iPhone/iPod/iPad             ArcGIS for iPhone/iPod/iPad
 Free                                    $2.99                                    Free

 What is it?                             What is it?                              What is it?
 Notebook allows users to create         Maplets is an app that allows users      ArcGIS is among many apps in the
 virtual pages including images          to find and download maps of parks,      iTunes store which are great for
 (hand or pictures), and text.           and places all over the world. Don’t     geography students. This map
                                         find one you want? Email the app         excels with topo-maps.
 How can you use it with TCI?            designer and within days you’ll have
 At the end of every TCI lesson, we      it uploaded for students to see and      How can you use it with TCI?
 build something called a Process        use.                                     Use with the Geography Alive
 assignment that students complete                                                program or in a History Alive
 to show their deep understanding of     How can you use it with TCI?             program for students to study the
 the content. Students could use this    Use with students of all levels. For     impact that geography has on the
 app to create a digital version and     elementary students, this is a great     lives of people past, present and
 email to the teacher instead of the     app to find places in their              future.
 more traditional paper/pen and          community. For middle and high
 then hand-in format.                    school students, students can
                                         explore routes and places as part of
                                         virtual fieldtrips.




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 Fotopedia Heritage for iPad             Stack the States for                     Expedition for iPad
 Free                                    iPhone/iPod/iPad                         .99
                                         .99
 What is it?                                                                      What is it?
 Think of an encyclopedia of images      What is it?                              This app is actually a browser that
 from around the world. This app         This is a tremendous game app            allows users to link up their VGA out
 allows users to explore amateur and     appropriate for early elementary         cable to a LCD to project any
 professional photos from famous         students K-3 as they learn the states.   webpage. There is a nifty little tool
 and even obscure places.                To boot – this also is a nice little     that also allows users to spotlight
                                         physics app because of the physical      using their finger places on pages
 How can you use it with TCI?            demands of the game in recognizing       projected.
 Any program that mentions a place       shapes and gravity.
 that students would benefit seeing                                               How can you use it with TCI?
 rather than reading about…then use      How can you use it with TCI?             Use where students need to project
 this app. Caution: Once you sit         As students learn about their world,     and present information to their
 down to look at the pictures, don’t     this is a great app that helps them to   classmates.
 be surprised if an hour or two go by!   understand where their state is, its
                                         shape, as well as the others. Capitals
                                         and abbreviations are just part of
                                         what kids learn.

				
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