Explore 9/11

Explore 9/11 provides users with detailed information about the tragic event. From the app’s main screen, users can tap the “Lined” button, which provides them with information about the 9/11 Memorial. In this option, users can tap the “Find a Name on the Memorial” option that allows them to search for people who lost their lives because of the attack. Users must enter the person’s name and the app will load a list of people who match the name. Users can then tap on a person’s name to learn more about the individual. They can also tap the…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.2
C. Engagement - 8.3

7.6

Never Forget 9/11

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Explore 9/11 provides users with detailed information about the tragic event. From the app’s main screen, users can tap the “Lined” button, which provides them with information about the 9/11 Memorial. In this option, users can tap the “Find a Name on the Memorial” option that allows them to search for people who lost their lives because of the attack. Users must enter the person’s name and the app will load a list of people who match the name. Users can then tap on a person’s name to learn more about the individual. They can also tap the From the main menu, users can also tap the “Explore” button. In this feature, users are presented with information about the World Trade Center before the attack, the events from the day of the attack, the 9/11 Memorial and its museum, the Slurry Wall, and The Last Column. For each subject in the “Explore” feature, users are presented with text and videos.

Please Note: On the phone version of this app, there is a “Tribute” feature that lets students view and offer digital tributes to the victims of this attack.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students peruse the “Explore” feature in this app. As they do so, students can be required to find a topic of specific interest that they wish to further research. After students identify their topic, they can write a short rationale using an Office app that explains their research and how they plan to conduct it.
  2. Teachers can have students browse the “Find a Name on the Memorial” feature in this app to develop a scope of how many people lost their lives in this attack and how the nation responded. The teacher can first model how to search for individuals and cobblestones by name and then allow students to explore independently. Students can compose a personal journal response to this experience. If comfortable, teachers can ask students if they wish to share.
  3. In the “Explore” feature, teachers can have students view the different pieces of content. Once they find a topic that speaks to them, students can research it online for additional sources that further validate the information included in this app. Students can then create a presentation of their findings using the Popboardz, Prezi, or PowerPoint app.
  4. If students are accessing this app on their phone, they can compose a tribute for the victims of this attack.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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