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iPad App Review: History Here


App Name: History Here

Cost: Free  

What does it promise?  Here is an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States, brought to you by the History Channel.

History here

Does it deliver? The easy-to-use interface, photos, video and dynamic maps bring history to life anywhere in the country. Whether you’re on a class trip or just on your way to school, the app makes it simple and fun to get the facts on the history hidden all around you, including amazing architecture, museums, battlefields, monuments, famous homes and much more.

Can I use it in my classroom?  The list of classroom uses for this app is long, but some of the highlights include:

  • Thousands of exclusive points of interest, written by the history experts at the History Channel
  • Select your current location with GPS or choose any location across the country
  • Customize your search to see historic points of interest—from right next door to 100 miles away
  • View images and stream the History Channel video directly within the app Display historic locations in a zoomable, map-based view or in a scrolling list.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

Related resources

Explore the use of the iPad App Store in the classroom.
See additional EducationWorld reviews of iPad apps.
See other product reviews in our Tech in the Classroom archive.


Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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