Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Audio Tour: Finding A Way to Freedom

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Audio Tour app takes users on a narrated journey along the Underground Railroad. Designed to be a narrated auto tour, the app allows users to access a map of the Railroad from its home screen. Once the map loads, users can follow the Railroad’s stops, starting with the introduction and first stop at the Dorchester County Visitor Center and ending 34 stops later at Red Bridges. As users progress along the Railroad, they can tap the stops highlighted on the map. For each stop, the app provides a narrated account of it…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.5
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 5.7

5.8

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad: An App for History

Summary : The Legacy of Harriet Tubman Continues!

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Audio Tour app takes users on a narrated journey along the Underground Railroad. Designed to be a narrated auto tour, the app allows users to access a map of the Railroad from its home screen. Once the map loads, users can follow the Railroad’s stops, starting with the introduction and first stop at the Dorchester County Visitor Center and ending 34 stops later at Red Bridges. As users progress along the Railroad, they can tap the stops highlighted on the map. For each stop, the app provides a narrated account of it that explains the stop’s significance.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When researching the Underground Railroad, teachers can assign each student a stop they are to research. Students can use this app to begin learning about their stop before conducting additional research. Students can report how the fleeing slaves used this stop, the danger levels of this stop, and the resources this stop provided. Students can present their findings as a poster using the PopBoardz or Pic Collage app, as a website using the Weebly or Jimdo app, or as a movie using the Adobe Voice or ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard app. Students can present their research to the class as a face-to-face presentation or by posting it to a class website.
  2. After learning about a stop on the Underground Railroad, students can complete a RAFT writing exercise where they take the role of a fleeing slave who is traveling the Railroad towards freedom. Students can use the WPS Office, Office Offline, or Hanx Writer app to compose their short stories. Once completed, students can post their work to a class website, so other students can read it.
  3. If given the opportunity to take a field trip to drive the Underground Railroad, teachers and students could use this app to learn about the Railroad as they travel it.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
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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  • ‎Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Screenshot
  • ‎Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Screenshot
  • ‎Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Screenshot