What are the best History apps for teachers?

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    #1Learn World History

    Learn World History

    Learn World History is a free app for Android for learning the history of the civilization, from the oldest ones to the modern days. It offers quizzes that use filters to choose the historical period you want to focus on.



    Free- Pro version available

    Richard Cooper
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "This is a decent app for people interested in getting little tidbits about historical events, but I wouldn't use this to really teach anyone. It doesn't get very indepth and for anyone looking to actually learn much beyond a single line about something happening on some date, there are many better alternatives."
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    #2Today In History

    Today In History

    Today In History is a free app for iOS devices in which you will have access to all kind of daily facts about raw history. It allows you to filter the facts to be based on the tags you are more interested in.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Lee
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "It's hard to say what a history teacher may really be looking for in an application, but this one does do a good job of making history a bit more interesting. It does so in easily digestible tidbits on a daily basis rather than trying to lecture on major historical subjects. Might be enough to pique someone's interest in history in general, which is a plus."
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    #3The Civil War Today

    The Civil War Today

    The Civil War Today is a paid app exclusive for iPad, brought to you by HISTORY, in which you can have an immersive account of the events that took place in America almost two centuries ago.




    Justin Hopkins
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "As a teacher I am always looking for resources for my classes. Today I tried The Civil War Today. It has lots of good tidbits and other real good information for my students. It was interactive and I thought it was pretty good. Probably the best app for the Civil War I have seen."
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    #4HISTORY Here

    HISTORY Here

    History HERE is a free app for Android and iOS devices that allows you to have precious information about the historical spots that rest in the places you visit. It works across the US.


    iOS, Android


    Scott Hayes
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "While this app is in itself good, it is limited to your immediate location and surrounding area. While useful on a field trip, this app is useless in the classroom. "
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    #5HISTORY Vault

    HISTORY Vault

    HISTORY Vault is an app with mobile devices with a 7-days free trial to watch full-length videos about history, from the eldest civilization to the modern days. This streaming service is only available in the US territory.


    Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Guillermina Ventura
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Wow this has everything you could ever want as a History teacher. Easy to set up too!"
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    Ready to build an amazing classroom community? ClassDojo is a beautiful, safe, and simple communication app for teachers, parents, and students.

    Android, iOS


    Harry Bell
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "ClassDojo is a wonderful classroom community app for your mobile device. It allows you to manage the entire classroom experience and keeps a history of all interactions. I can use this app to keep in contact with my child's teacher and be more aware of what's happening in the classroom."
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    Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia on the world wide web. It is open-source and currently has 5 million articles in the English language ranging from different topics such as science, entertainment, literature, and more.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Albert Munoz
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "Wikipedia is great. It's the mobile version of their website and you can find anything in the world you are looking for. It's great for when you're on the go. There are millions of topics and ways to kill time learning about something fascinating or looking for topics that already interest you. "
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    Edmodo is a free app that helps teachers to communicate with parents and students. With this interactive platform, teachers can also share documents and assign duties in a very easy manner! It's available for both iOS and Android devices.


    Android, iOS


    Scott Gardner
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Edmodo has been a fantastic resource for me to interactive with my children's teachers. It provided a very intuitive and useful interface and is very well deigned to be used by anyone easily. I would highly reccomend it to anyone that cares about their children's education!"
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    iBooks is a built-in app for iOS devices that enables the user to read and download books and audiobooks from every possible category. It features new releases, curated collections, and exclusive content all directed in a user-friendly interface.


    iOS, Mac


    Sarah Jensen
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "ibooks is super helpful for finding history books for my classes. As a teacher I definitely recommend it."
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    Flipboard is a reader that allows users to draw from blogs and publications in order to create their own personal magazine. You can also connect to social networks to see what your friends are posting. It's available on Android and iOS devices.


    Android, iOS


    Jean Brown
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "Flipboard is an app that lets you create your own personal magazines. Teachers can tell the app what they are looking for and Flipboard will collect articles from relevant websites and blogs that will go right along with their lesson plans."
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    #11Google Earth

    Google Earth

    Google Earth is an online and mobile tool that lets you take a virtual trip to anywhere, with tons of photos, information, and other types of interactive displays you can explore. You can view terrains, 3D buildings, canyons, and more.



    Dan Li
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This is a good app for helping teach students. You can browse the planet, and get lots of photos and information on the earth."
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    #12Barefoot World Atlas

    Barefoot World Atlas

    The Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe model that invites kids to explore the rich wonders of the Earth. It has a multi-language feature, and the app is optimized for retina display. The presenter in the app is BBC's Nick Crane. 



    $4.99- with in-app purchases

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    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Angela Gibson
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This is a good storage app. It seems secure, and makes sharing with other people really easy. No real frills with this app, it does what it's supposed to do, and it does it well. "
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    Clear is a colorful app to help you to keep on top of your tasks. Simple gestures create, rearrange and tick off your to-dos, and you can create separate lists to ensure your shopping and working duties aren't jumbled together.


    iOS, Android


    Eugene Crawford
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Making a todo list for a lesson plan really made my job easier as a History teacher but I would not use this app to do it. For a long time this app had more and more bugs creeping in and even though the developer eventually came back and promised they were working on things I just had to move on. Do not pay money for this app unless you are sure they are actually supporting it."
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    #15Explain Everything™ Classic

    Explain Everything™ Classic

    Explain Everything™ Classic is a useful app that works as an interactive whiteboard. With this helpful tool, teachers can have an immediate communication with students, and they can also prepare and share any type of documents and lessons.


    iOS, Android


    Ann Ramos
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "I needed the best app on History for teachers. I found Explain Everything Classic, and it even has an interactive whiteboard and instant communication with students."
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    History is an American digital cable and satellite television network, In HISTORY you will find an exclusive program dedicated 100% to history. With premieres of major blockbusters and original content created especially for you.


    Varies by plan

    Jack Cole
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "This seems like a useful app for teachers to check if they want basic history info. It won't be the end all but it will have some stuff. "


Best What are the best History apps for teachers
1Learn World HistoryApps 16 Free
2Today In History Apps 13 Free
3The Civil War TodayApps 13 Paid
4HISTORY HereApps 11 Free
5HISTORY VaultApps 10 Free
6ClassDojoApps 9 Free
7WikipediaApps 8 Free
8EdmodoApps 7 Free
9iBooksApps 6 Free
10FlipboardApps 5 Free

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