When you are searching for apps on your phone, it can be quite overwhelming the hundreds of apps that come back in the search results. This alone could cause a Middle School Social Studies teacher to shy away from the thought of implementing this type of technology into the classroom. This website gives 7, a much more manageable number, awesome apps that can bring History to life.
This website is one you want to bookmark and return to time after time. I cannot count the number of times, both in middle and high school, as well as college, that students came to me about how boring Social Studies is. I always rebut that it can be but it all depends on how it is taught. This is where you come in. With this arsenal of educational apps and websites, you will surely find a way to breath life in the content area of Social Studies.
If you are a lover of Apple apps, this is the app for you and your Social Studies classroom. As I watched this video, not only was I intrigued by the fact that the student who was presenting had so successfully researched and eloquently orated her response to her question but I was further amazed to see that as she swiped through her presentation, the other students' presentations automatically refreshed with her. This is an engaging app for you to see.
This is an Android app that takes Social Studies and turns it into a game. I covers topics from Kindergarten through 8th grade and even offers the ability to receive assistance from a free tutor. This could be a good app to reinforce learning at home or to have in one of your learning centers in your classroom.
Who said you can't play games and learn at the same time? This Apple app would beg the question of why not. We all know that the students are playing games on their phones, tablets, and computers for leisure pleasure so why not tap into that energy and use it to the advantage of learning more about World History. This app provides a variety of game types to engage all of your learners.