Teacher Review for Political Time Machine

Simple app for finding videos relating to a specific president.

Eric L.
Classroom teacher
South Valley Junior High School
Liberty, United States
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My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
This app could be used if you assigned students to do individual research on modern presidents (FDR through Obama). The user interface has a simple selection tool to choose a president and a year to view videos relating to both. You can also ask the app to randomly select a video for you to watch. As a teacher you could share a video with a class by clicking a single button to share a link to the video on Facebook or Twitter.
My Take
I think it is a simple way to view some short videos on a variety of presidents for basic concepts. I thought it was interesting, for example, to watch a couple of Barack Obama videos from the early 1990's at Harvard. I wish there was a way to search videos for a specific topic or by theme (taxes, war, etc.). Overall it is a nice app though that groups presidential videos.