Recommended App: Historypin

History Pin iconRecently, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

The app Historypin made the list. Users can take a picture on their smartphone and put it on the map – creating a modern event. Users can also compare and contrast their images to the past and learn about whatever geographic area they are in! AASL recommends having students “take a photo of a location that interests them and use the app to start a research project into the history of the area.”

This free app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and is recommended for all grades K-12.  Check out their short introductory video:

For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!