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/ . 1 2 3 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. 4 5 6 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/ . 1 2 3 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. 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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.