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Docs Teach by the National Archives ~ Primary Resources

Docs Teach by the National Archives houses a plethora of primary documents and photography from U.S. history organized by topics. The DocsTeach app includes different document-based activities, such as identification, matching, and short answer, designed to support users’ understanding of the presented sources. When users select an activity, they are given an “Introduction” and an “I’m Done” option. The “Introduction” ...

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Band Bio

Band Bio provides users with a brief biography of any band. To use Band Bio, users must play a song using music loaded to their iPad. Next, users need to open the Band Bio app, and the Band Bio app will immediately pull up a short biography and a picture of the singer or band. Then, when ready, users can play ...

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NASA App

The NASA App is the official app of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration featuring news, images, videos, learning materials, and all things space-related from NASA. The “Missions” section is an alphabetic catalogue that details current and past NASA space missions. In addition, the Missions section houses NASA’s future launch schedule, and it includes the dates and times of International ...

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Sports Rules – For PE Teachers & Coaches

Sports Rules includes basic rules for 18 different sports that may be played in any age Physical Education classroom. Sports Rules includes rules and information for traditional sports, such as baseball, basketball, and football. It also includes rules and information for non-traditional sports, such as korfball, netball, and speedball. Using Sports Rules, educators can quickly scan over the rules and ...

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Peterson Backyard Birds – A Field Guide to Birds of North America

Peterson Backyard Birds is an app encyclopedia of North American birds. Users can swipe through the display screens of icons that represent families of birds, arranged in taxonomic order. Illustrations and information can be accessed by tapping the icon of a family of birds or by using the search bar. Information is included for each type of bird in the ...

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The Sixties Free

The Sixties Free is a collection of information and artifacts from the 1960s organized chronologically. When first opening The Sixties Free, users must select a year ranging from 1960 to 1969. Once a year is selected, users are presented with a brief overview of that year and are then provided with options for reading about that year in a political-cartoon ...

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Classical Masterpieces Free

Classical Masterpieces contains recordings of famous classical music pieces and biographies of their composers. In this app, users can listen to recordings of famous classical pieces and read the biography of each composer. Additionally, users can create playlists of the recordings included in Classical Masterpieces, as well as share composers’ biographies over email. Please note: Users do not need an Internet ...

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People HD – Brief History of People

People HD is an encyclopedia-type app that chronicles historical people’s lives from across the globe. For each person, People HD offers a brief biography about that person, a timeline of significant events/accomplishments in that person’s life, and memorable quotes said by that person. Additionally, there is an option that allows users to suggest other historical individuals to be included in ...

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The Life of Art

The Life of Art contains detailed information about four objects housed in Getty’s galleries. The four objects are referred to as Lidded Bowl, Silver Fountain, Side Chair, and Wall Light. When users select an object, a 360-degree panoramic image of the object is presented that prompts users to note specific details about the object. Next, users are able to swipe ...

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Revolutionaries of the Past Century

Revolutionaries of the Past Century illustrates the parallels between revolutionary leaders and their contributions to history over the previous 100+ years. Users can navigate between comparable revolutionary leaders through a bubble navigation system. Bubbles that house descriptors connected to each revolutionary leader surround him or her. By swiping through, users can view each revolutionary leader’s descriptors—such as profession, religion, nationality, political/social change ...

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