iPad Mobile and E-Learning Resources
the Missouri Bar, Department of Citizenship Education
Within the past
year, more teachers have been buying or have been given iPads to expand their
teaching options and content. However,
recent polls show that few teachers have been given sufficient in-service
and/or resources to begin the process.
In an effort to aid social studies teachers in addressing this problem,
the following “starter list” has been compiled in the areas of civics and
American government. Each app has been verified, and a special effort has been made
to find free or low cost apps that will be useful to both teacher and student. For ease of use the apps have been divided
into two categories, content and productivity.
Common Core Standards
(Free): A great reference for students, parents and teachers
to easily read and understand the core
standards. Quickly find standards by subject,
grade, and subject category
Common Core Tracker ($2.99): Common Core Tracker
gives you the ability to transform your grade book and track Student Common
Core Mastery! You can input and keep track of student scores directly from your
iPad or your computer. Integrated Common Core and State Standards let you
easily align any assignment.
iPad($4.99): Outliner helps you organize and get things together at the
library and otherwise.
Machine (Free): Pick a year and select a president... then watch from a collection of
over 2,500 political videos.
The Branches ($0.99): An
interactive app for learning about the three branches of government.
($2.99): The best works of Politics and the Art of Ruling. Read the most
influential works in the history of mankind, the fundamentals of modern
civilization and democracy.
WP Politics (Free): The Washington Post
Politics app for iPad provides our award-winning political journalism in an
innovative, interactive and visual format.
OyezToday HD (Free): Tracks the current business of the U.S. Supreme Court in the form of
($0.99)): Focuses on the Supreme Court's
constitutional jurisprudence regardless of term.
Constitution and Federalist Papers (Free): Not only does the app include the
full text of the Constitution, the product also features an explanation of each
and every clause, as well as commentary on each of the amendments.
U.S. Constitution Interactive Guide (Free): An app that is intended for people
who are interested in learning and sharing the basis of U.S. law.
The U.S. Constitution Flash Card Trivia (Free): U.S. Constitution Flash Card
Trivia is an easy-to-use flash card reference suitable for all ages and
backgrounds. This reference contains 150 detailed questions and answers on
constitutional history, facts and events.
U.S. Constitution Annotated (Free): An
annotated version of The Constitution for the United States of America.
U.S. Historical Documents for iPad ($0.99): A collection of U.S. historical
documents assembled for a handheld device - you can search, annotate, bookmark,
and even highlight words!
U. S. Government (Free): Primary focus is helping you learn
FASTER. Through Confidence-Based Repetition, our intelligent flashcard platform
delivers knowledge to you in the most efficient way possible.
Constitutional Law 101 ($4.99): A crash course featuring eight
engaging animations that will get you up-to-speed on the laws that govern us
under the US Constitution.
Constitutional Reference Suite ($0.99): This electronic reference
is a great tool for quick access to the US Constitution and other Founding
Works and Documents. Each collection is fully navigable using hypertext links
Glossary Laws ($0.99): Published by The Missouri Press-Bar
Commission. This app contains legal
terms and definitions.
Law Dictionary (Free): An easy to use, user-friendly legal dictionary,
with a very big database (more than 1,200 terms). No Internet connection is
Magna Carta The Definitive Guide ($0.99): This app provides a full
historical overview of the Magna Carta, from its origin through to the modern
era. The app contains a full Latin and English translation of the original
Magna Carta and includes a very large and scrollable image of one of the only
remaining exemplars of the 1215 Magna Carta.
American Revolution: History
Challenge ($0.99): Die-hard history buffs and those looking to learn more about
the American Revolution and the early years of the United States of America
will delight in this challenging app.
American Revolution Interactive
Timeline Lite (Free): This app
offers beautiful imagery, video, and information through an interactive,
zoomable timeline showcasing artwork, weapons, clothing, objects, and
manuscripts. Image captions and video podcasts provide an overview of key
milestones of the American Revolution.
Timeline-US History ($0.99): Timeline – U.S. History shows
American history on a timeline with an easy-to-navigate user interface. It
provides detailed descriptions of historical events along with high-resolution
United States Books (reference): ($0.99): This compilation of
books offers the best in U.S. references. The books have varied topics like
rivers, lakes, the constitution, taxes, the military, the government and many
more items of interest about the United States.
American legacy ($1.99): A collection of documents that
encompass essential ideas of American democracy. These seminal works are arranged
chronologically beginning with the Mayflower Compact.
Revolution First-hand American
History ($0.99): This is volume 3 of the First-hand History of America. This
essential app includes 85 primary source accounts from 1745 to 1784.
The Revolution Interactive Guide (Free): The American Revolution
comes to life with a fully interactive textbook and study guide designed
exclusively for the iPad by a high school senior with a passion for U.S.
History. Journey through the formation of our country with interactive
flashcards, exportable war maps, audio narrations, review quizzes, interactive
biographies, and exportable images.
Intimate Lives of the founding Fathers ($9.99): Thomas Fleming examines the women
at the center of the founding fathers’ lives. Mothers strongly shaped their
sons' view of domestic life, but lovers and wives played more critical roles as
friends. Fleming nimbly takes us through early American history, as the
founding fathers strove to reconcile the private and the public, often beset by
a media just as gossip seeking and inflammatory as ours today, and examines the
challenges women faced, which makes it all the more remarkable that these women
loomed so large in the lives of their husbands—and, in some cases, their
Federalist Era Firsthand America ($0.99): Study Federalist Era of America
from first-hand perspective. This is volume 4 of the First-hand History of
America. This app includes 32 primary source accounts from pre 1785 to 1801. It
is untainted and tells the history as it happened.
American Dreams Speeches and
Documents in US History HD ($2.99): Featuring 800 documents, and audio and video recordings
include: 90 Supreme Court Decisions, all the US Presidential Inaugural
Addresses State of the Union Addresses, the Constitution and dozens of key
laws, first-hand accounts and speeches.
Archiving Early America (Free): Discover early America's historic
sites as you tour the 13 original colonies. Each colony offers guideposts to
visit the historic places that are part of the American heritage.
Beyond Textbooks 2010: American
(Free): This application helps students connect to the Social Studies content
that they are about to learn through fun interactive games. The games are
designed to get students warmed up and ready to learn.
USA 20th Century
History Games (Free): This app is a good way to learn the chronology of key
Declaration (Free): Features historical notes and
images of the original Declaration of Independence document.
Manifest Destiny (Free): This fun, interactive app
filled with voices from the past and present allows the user to
move all the figures out of Gast’s
painting, learning more about the American West and Manifest Destiny as each figure is dragged back into the painting.
Designed to connect yesterday with today,
the app also looks at the contemporary Westin a parallel view that allows the player to
drag contemporary images into the
painting, now updated to present time.
Human Conflict ($2.99): Traces the trajectory of
violence and war through history, exploring racism, ethnic conflict, the rise
of terrorism, and the possible future of armed conflicts.
First hand America ($0.99): Study the Colonization and Settlement of
America from first-hand perspective. This is volume 2 of the First-hand History
of America. This essential app includes 63 primary source accounts from 1562 to
History Line (Free): History
Line is a collaborative learning game for the iPad focusing on US History. The
game can be played by 1-6 players.
Flow of History ($0.99): The
Flow of History gives you world history in a series of 243 hyper-linked
full-color flowcharts. Now you can explore the connections between various
historical events and processes, both across time and between cultures.
Speeches in History (Free):
Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream - delivered 28 August 1963, at the
Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
John F. Kennedy - Inaugural Address -
delivered 20 January 1961
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - First Inaugural Address -
delivered 4 March 1933
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address to the
Nation - delivered 8 December 1941.
Lincoln Letters lite (Free): Original documents from the Lincoln
Lincoln Telegrams (Free): Includes
over three hundred digitized telegram memos written by President Abraham
Lincoln between March 10, 1864 and April 12, 1865.
Real Time Congress (Free): Puts the U.S. legislative process
at your fingertips. Have key updates, schedules, and key policy documents
delivered to you the moment they are released by Congress and the White House.
The Congressional Record (Free): Daily
insight to the actions and discussion by members of Congress.
Today’s Document (National Archives) (Free): Explore
American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents and photos from the
collections of the US National Archives. Today's Document is an interactive
gallery that displays a significant historical document or photo for each day
of the year. You can learn what happened on your birthday, search for a
document by keyword and other options.
Time Machine (Free): Pick a year + select a president... then
watch from a collection of over 2,500 political videos!
My Congress (Free): Is a portal to detailed information
about your elected U.S. Congressional officials. Track their news, video and
Twitter feeds. Look up their official Open Congress profile or contact them
U.S. Congress Watch for IOS (Free): Stay in touch with Congress like
never before. View the latest and top bills, today's House and Senate bills,
and quickly browse and view your local Representatives and Senators. View a
bill's summary, the person who sponsored the bill, the state of the bill, even
every action taken on the bill from introduction to finalization into law.
POLITICO for iPad (Free): POLITICO serves as the one-stop
shop for the fastest, most in-depth coverage of the president and Congress.
Civic Quotes (Free): Civic Quotes provides a collection
of notable quotations from a variety of U.S. government leaders over the years
addressing representative democracy, the impact of government, the democratic
process and citizen participation. Read the quotes, view primary source images
related to the themes of the quotes.
U.S. Congressional Leaders Flash Cards (Free): Discover who the Senate Minority
Leader is, or who is the chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee?
Learn your Congressional leaders fast.
U.S. Citizenship Test (Free): Test yourself using the same
questions that State Department uses to test new immigrates.
Wartime Washington ($1.99): This app shows over 2000
photographs Esther Bubley took for the Office of War Information (OWI) during
Missouri Revised Statutes ($29.99): All of Missouri Revised Statutes
(MO Law) in one app.
American Presidents ($3.99): Information and
biography in addition to maps, specific Supreme Court Cases and more content for casual readers, educators
JFK History Maker ($4.99): 250
High Quality Photographs, 200 Full Text, Documents and 25 Videos, complement
this original biography of JFK written from the perspective of 50 years.
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ($1.99): Published
after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and
influential examples of autobiography ever written.
White House (Free): The official White House app brings you
the latest from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, including news from the White House
blog and press briefing room, photo and video archives, and live streams of
events around the country with President Barack Obama and administration
iGov.am (Free): Get
news, photos and videos to you directly from the Armenian Government. Stay
updated on the Government sessions and view related documents. Send a letter or
an application to any state body and use this app to track the process.
Rights (Free): If government agents question you, it is important to
understand your rights. You should be careful about what you say when
approached by law enforcement officials. If you give answers, they can be used
against you in a criminal, immigration, or civil case.
OyezToday HD (Free): This
free app offers you the latest information and media on the current business of
the Supreme Court of the United States. OyezToday provides: easy-to-grasp
abstracts for every case granted review, timely and searchable audio of oral
arguments + transcripts, and up-to-date summaries of the Court's most recent
decisions including the Court's full opinions.
US Civics Self Test (Free): US Civics Self Test was designed to
help immigrants learn about U.S. civics (history and government) while
preparing for the naturalization test.
Civics 101 ($4.99): CIVICS
101: WE THE PEOPLE contains multimedia presentations explaining every part of
the U.S. government, including in-depth presentations on the powers and history
of the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court. A distinctive section of
multimedia presentations contains all of the basic questions covered in the
National Civic Standards.
ISCOTUS Now (Free): ISCOTUS Now provides detailed
information on all U.S. Supreme Court cases accepted for review or decided by
the Court in the current and immediately preceding Terms.
Into Time and Place (Free): Place a picture of yourself, friends, or
family in the place and time of history using McGraw-Hill Networks: Step into
Time and Place. Learn more about the historic event and place yourself at the
Politics Classics HD ($2.99): 20 of
the Best works of Politics and the Art of Ruling, finally here! Read the most
influential works in the history of mankind, the fundaments of modern
civilization and democracy.
Conflict in Viet Nam ($2.99): An in-depth
history of the conflict containing pictures, maps, etc.
The Sixties (Free): The
Sixties Free for iPad provides a multimedia journey of the 1960s. The app
delivers an experience of the sixties on the iPad that includes music, movies,
events, video, vintage editorial cartoons and more.
Political Time Machine (Free):
a year and select a presidential candidate... then watch from a collection of
over 2,000 political videos!
Cold War 101 ($4.99S): Roots of the Cold War: A pre war
timeline that spans the period from 1917 to 1945.
- Cold War Terms and
- A short e-book called The Cold War in a Nutshell. Chapters
include: The Beginning, Ideology, The Arms Race, Europe, Second Cold War (Part
I), Second Cold War (Part II), The Reagan Years, and End of the Cold War.
podcasts on the Cold War, including Causes of the Cold War (Parts 1 and 2), and
the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan.
PBS iPad App (free): Watch
the most popular and current PBS programs free and with minimal interruption.
PBS for iPad features more than 300 videos, including full-length episodes,
segments and previews with new content updated daily.
Barnes & Noble (Free): A free E-reader
Docs Anywhere ($1.99): This
app allows you to check out your documents anywhere. (Excel, MS Word or a
gFlashPro ($3.99): This flashcard app allows you to
explore subjects you already know and find out trivia for things you do not
Maker (Free): Create flashcards using your own terms and image.
World Book – This Day in History ( Free): An interactive multimedia calendar
that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along
with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches.
Pages ($9.99): Apple’s “word document” app for
creating documents. Documents may be saved in I Cloud for access anywhere.
History – Maps of the World (Free): Maps of
the World, useful for getting geographically familiar with the material you are
History (Free): An interactive guide to thousands
of historic locations across the United States brought to you by the HISTORY
CHANNEL. The easy-to-use interface, photos, video and dynamic maps bring
history to life anywhere in the country.
Ultimate All American Quiz ($2.99): Thousands of questions on
everything from U.S. presidents and pop culture to military heroes and ancient
Discovery Channel HD (Free): Watch selected full
episodes for free and watch thousands of clips from shows like Deadliest Catch,
Gold Rush, MythBusters, and more!
Keynote: ($9.99) This is Apple’s version of Power
Point. Numerous templates and graphics
are included. Power Points created with
MS Office may be imported into Keynote.
Free Books (Free): This app
gives you instant access to many books including classics like Great
Expectations and The Great Gatsby.
eClicker (Free): This app is useful for getting
immediate feedback on various messages you send to students.
Sundry Notes ($2.99): Make
notes, plan and get organized in one convenient place.
This app also gives you the ability to search Google and Wikipedia.
Netflix ($8.00 p/month for unlimited use): View
current and classic movies without commercials.
Bento For iPad ($9.99): Create databases, spread
sheets and surf the net at the same time.
iNapkin ($1.99): Like scribbling your random notes
on a napkin,. This app keeps all of your
notes in one place and allows you to categorize.
Evernote (Free): This is the ultimate note-taking
app. Organize your thoughts on paper or use the audio function.
Dropbox (5Gb. Free): Save you documents, pictures in
Dictionary (Free): Need a definition…right now? Dictionary takes
care of it for you with just a few taps.
Wikipanion (Free): This app
allows you to look up a wealth of information on any topic.
The Guardian Witness (Free): The
Guardian newspaper, gives you a perspective of world news from Western Europe.
Newsrack (Free): For news from around the world,
check out this app that displays all of your news in one layout.
Offline Pages ($4.99): Save
entire web pages and pick up reading right where you left off when you were
near a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Audiobooks (Free): Now you
can download literature, classic books and listen on your i-Pod or MP3 player.
a Story ($0.99): This is an app for the development of digital storytelling.
and Flash Cards (Free): This app allows you to download flash cards assignment, quizzes, tests, store
images and audio for reference or incorporation into a lecture.
(Free): One of several apps that allow
you to make lists, and organize thoughts.
for iPad ($0.99): This app will help you organize your day,
(Free): Unstuck will help you identify, analyze and solve problems.
Visual (Free): An accurate source for researching earth
and space through articles and pictures from this federal site.
Mover (Free): Allows a student to create poetry by
choosing from a word bank of terms.
Combines screen casting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard within
Reader ($4.99): With Good Reader on your iPad, you can read
virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. In addition,
you can highlight, copy, paste, attach notes and many more options.
Writer Lite (Free): This user-friendly and simple text editor is an
excellent productivity text tool.
(Free): The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage
content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation,
collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
Earth (Free): Identify and view specific locations on
(Free): Create, capture and share your creative ideas with other
Geographic World Atlas ($1.99): Award-winning World Atlas and
updated it completely for 2013, with a new look, improved functionality and
brand new features.
Britannica (Free): The complete Encyclopedia Britannica with one app.
(Free): A national news agency with the latest headlines and original stories from
around the globe.
iTrivia Politics ($0.99): A political trivia game that will test your
students’ knowledge on the presidents and their campaigns.
History Tools (Free): Lists many of the famous
and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events
that occurred on each day.
with Google Maps ($1.99): Present live maps and satellite imagery from ANY iPad
to a TV or projector! Map projector lets you save multiple maps with landmarks,
and present them on the big screen.
Storyboard Composer ($14.99): It is the world's first mobile storyboarding application
which allows you to acquire photos with your phone or by Artemis Directors
Finder for iPhone, then add traditional storyboarding markups such as dolly,
track, zoom and pan. You can even add your own stand-ins. The user can set duration
for each storyboard panel and then play it back to get real time feedback on
pacing and framing.
Tech ($1.99): This app helps you find “how-to” videos on all things Web
2.0-related in the classroom.
iTranslate (Free): An award winning translation tool
that helps you break down language barriers. With its state of the art
technology, you can speak any language in a second.
GoClass (Free): Teachers can create different
lectures and add students to the virtual roster to give them access. Students
can view different lectures and teachers can check out which lectures are being
viewed. Teachers can annotate images while sharing them to get their point
BrainPop Featured Movie
(Free): Watch a different animated movie every day, then
test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz.
Slides (Free): Mobile Slides is a presentation tool
that goes wherever you do. It provides playback control, Q&A session
archiving and quick web publishing functions.
This is a great and safe way to text parents and students
Author (Free): This is an app for creating interactive digital books. The app
provides numerous templates for ease of use.
Socrative (Free): An easy a method for achieving immediate
student responses to classroom activities.
($2.99): Pick a student at random just by giving your device a shake or tapping
the screen. Stick Pick suggests question starters for
learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during
($1.99): Penultimate has
outstanding pen to paper feel, with the ink flowing smoothly across the page.
It incorporates very, very good palm protection. Photos can be imported from
either the iPad’s photo album or directly from the camera.
(Free): Broadcast live and watch live video on your device - anytime,
anywhere!Ustream powers live interactive video that enables anyone to watch and
interact with a global audience of unlimited size.
Nearpod (Free): This app allows teachers to create interactive
presentations and then share them with students. Students then use their Nearpod apps to
submit responses that teachers can then assess on their own Nearpod app.
USA TODAY for
iPad (Free): The latest
news stories, scores, weather and photos you’ve come to expect from USA TODAY.
NPR for iPad
(Free): This NPR magazine provides timely news, arts & life, and music
Choice (Free): The Editors’ Choice application offers a
selection of latest news, opinion and features that are automatically updated
to your device.
(Free): AP News keeps you up-to-date with what is happening anywhere, in your
hometown and across the globe.
Icivics.org (website): This site contains numerous innovative educational activities and
lessons to engage 21st century citizens.
(Free): Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram – mind map, concept map, or
flow chart – and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea
Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts,
making lists and outlines, planning presentations and creating organizational
Dictation (Free): Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice
recognition application it allows you to easily speak and instantly see your
text or email messages.
Showme (Free): Turn your iPad into your personal
interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows
you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online.
of the Founding Fathers - Colonial Hall contains 103
biographical sketches of America's founding fathers divided into 3 groups:
Signers of the Declaration, Signers of the Articles of Confederation and
Signers of the U. S. Constitution.
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