Free App of the Week: On This Day

Starting up a new feature this week with Free App of the Week. First up, we have the On This Day app, a free downloadable application that displays information on that day in history. Here are the features as seen on the app store: Display Events, Birth and Death dates Quickly select a specific calendar … Continue reading Free App of the Week: On This Day

8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month

I recently learned that March is National Women’s History Month.  I encourage all of you to take this month as an opportunity to educate your students on the struggles and successes of women throughout history. As you put together lessons plans, check out these 8 amazing websites for valuable information: History Channel Compilation of videos, articles, … Continue reading 8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month

The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

Saw this awesome infographic on Educator's Technology today and had to share! Just a cool visualization of how technology has changed in our classrooms. Can you believe how much we've progressed as a society? Call me old, but I still remember the days when clapping out the chalkboard dusters was something worth fighting over. Now, … Continue reading The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines

As you gear up for the start of the semester, it might be a good time to have students compile and collect information from the year 2013. A colleague of mine was interested in having students create timelines that showcased the 10 most important events they had learned about this year, and since we are … Continue reading 4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines

Free App of the Week: Constitution

This week, I want to share with you Consitution, a simple, basic application that allows students access to the entire text of the Constitution in a legible, readable font. When learning about the founding fathers or the setup of our government, this app could prove useful to allow students to explore the text on their … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Constitution

Analyze Primary Sources Online!

The Library of Congress has a fantastic tool online that lets students follow three basic steps to analyze primary sources: observe, reflect, and question. The tool allows students to record their responses to primary sources given by the instructor in a clean, easy-to-use format. The process of using the tool is simple. First, students select … Continue reading Analyze Primary Sources Online!