Teacher Review For Historypin

An innovative means to explore history using mapping, imagery and text.

Anne K.
Classroom teacher
Newcomers High School
Long Island City, NY
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This tool is great for exploration of a location or place over time. Students get to visibly create a sort of timeline wherein they can see images of a (usually known or landmark) place. A plus is that it interfaces with Google which students are familiar with and there is also an app for Androids and iPhones which students tend to like.
My Take
Very nice interface in the way that mapping can be used as well as the accompanying images and could be a great jumping off point for further research and to inspire curiosity. This tool can be differentiated in that a student can either focus on one place or they can create an entire tour of an area and go deeper into the environment, change, demographics, etc.