Civic Quotes

Civic Quotes contains quotes from famous American politicians and government leaders. After launching the app, users must tap the “View Quotes” button on the bottom right of the screen to access the quotes. Here, users are presented with 64 quotes, and they can swipe sideways to transition between quotes. Each quote contains its original phrasing, a headshot of the individual who said the quote, an option to read a brief biography of the individual, and a “Quiz” option that asks a multiple choice question related to the quote and/or individual who said it. Users can tap the “i”…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.3
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 6.3

6.8

Civic Quote: An App for Government

Summary : Keeping Quotes Relevant

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Civic Quotes contains quotes from famous American politicians and government leaders. After launching the app, users must tap the “View Quotes” button on the bottom right of the screen to access the quotes. Here, users are presented with 64 quotes, and they can swipe sideways to transition between quotes. Each quote contains its original phrasing, a headshot of the individual who said the quote, an option to read a brief biography of the individual, and a “Quiz” option that asks a multiple choice question related to the quote and/or individual who said it. Users can tap the “i” button on the top left of the screen to access the citations for the images, the “arrow” button share the information over email and social media, and the “lined” button to view all 64 individuals included in this app.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As a journal prompt, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show their students a quote and image from this app. Next, teachers can ask students what does this quote mean to you? Students can then respond in their journal or by composing a response using an Office app. Afterwards, teachers can have students share their responses with a partner, the whole class, or by posting to a class website.
  2. After reading a quote said by an individual in this app, teachers can have students research additional quotes said by that individual. Next, students can analyze the different quotes to identify any similarities or themes that appear across them, how the quotes can be applied to the contemporary political context, and if the quotes are still relevant. Students can write their responses using an Office app, and responses can be submitted to their teacher via email or posted to a class website.
  3. When assigning students a research project about a historical figure, teachers can limit their choices by requiring students choose a historical figure from this app.
  4. After students become familiar with this app, teachers can have students identify a famous individual who is not included in this app. Next, students will have to design a slide that models the format used by this app, which includes the quote, a headshot of the individual who said the quote, and a background image that is representative of the quote. Students can use the Popplet, Jimdo, or Haiku Deck app among others to create their slide, and slides can be shared via email or by posting to a class website.
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
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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