Innovative Educational Apps: Back in Time
App: Back in Time
Grade Levels: K-20+ (though probably best suited for 6-12)
Content Area: All
What Is It?
An app that uses a clock as an analogue for a time machine, swiping through history to not only know what happened when, but to further explore with images, video, and other information. An excellent starting point for macro-historical research.
What Makes It Innovative And/Or Worth My Time?
Finally, an app that visualizes the mind-numbing scale of history. We’ve yet to see an app that so clearly demonstrates such a complex idea–a wonderful union of hardware potential and software design. Yes, it’s 8 bucks, but you’re not going to miss that 8 bucks 6 months from now when you can hand a student this app and help them understand the scale of the earth’s history.