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iPad App Review: NBC Politics


App Name: NBC Politics

Cost: Free

What does it promise?  NBC News’ trusted political experts cover every angle of the political landscape to give you the latest news and best insights and analysis, from Capitol Hill and the White House to the campaign trail.

Does it deliver?  NBC PoliticsDefinitely. In addition to breaking political news, this app offers a ton of handy info on the political process and the candidates.

One of the nuts-and-bolts features is the Battleground Map. This interactive map lets users test potential electoral-vote tallies adding up to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. Test out different scenarios, play along with NBC News political experts and create personalized outcomes with the chance to see your map on-air or online.

Another great feature is the candidate profiles. Users can learn details about presidential candidates and get the latest headlines related to each.

Can I use it in my classroom?  Given the source of its content, the free NBC Politics app is a must-have for any civics, social studies, history or government teacher.

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

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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