Innovative Educational Apps: IBM Think

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ibm think-fiInnovative Educational Apps is not a traditional review, but rather a quick, simple way to keep you up-to-date on the very best in educational apps. We simply shine a light on an apps we think are worth your time to check out. If you know of an innovative/interesting/effective app you think we should check out, let us know.

App: IBM Think

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Grade Levels: 8-12+

Content Area: History, Social Studies, English-Language Arts, Math

What Is It? 

An app that reviews the systems and processes by which society evolves.

What Makes It Different? 

Its shift from macro ideas to micro examples of a very 21st century idea (social change), and a very visual approach that helps supplement the deep thinking.

Developer Description:

“How does progress happen? Through past and present stories, the THINK film decodes the patterns of human progress and shows how technology can improve the world around us.

5 interactive modules

Seeing: Navigate an illustrated timeline documenting our quest to measure the world with increasingly precise tools.

Mapping: Discover some of the world’s most important maps and explore how they organize complex information.

Understanding: Interact with the models used to untangle and predict the behaviors of the world.

Believing: Listen to leaders of world-changing initiatives explain how they build belief.

Acting: Travel across a virtual globe to discover some of the most inspiring examples of systemic progress.”