Teacher Review For Today in History

Good Jeopardy style knowledge app.

Joe T.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 10, 11
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
The app has events from specific days in history. Students can click on an event and be taken to a page for further links to the topic. The links were to Wikipedia and seemed unstable. Each time I pressed a link the app would quickly crash. It would be good for rote information about what happened on any given day in history. It may be good to use as a primer for varying topics about a certain day also.
My Take
Other than using the app as a fact of the day for a given day, it has limited use in the classroom. The birth and death dates are for popular culture figures more so than business and political/historical figures. Lacking pictures, this would be welcomed and help the students retain interest. Due to the frequent crashing of the app upon going to a Wikipedia link, it appears software updates are in order. This would be frustrating for students trying to use the app as a primer for further research from its links.