There are lots of resources for gathering information on the iPad. For a different take on an encyclopedia try the Revolutionaries of the Past Century app. This free app allows users to explore influential (and controversial) figures of the 20th century from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Raul Castro. Search by movement or keyword to access a biography, photo, audio, and links to more information.
Here’s a Common Core aligned lesson plan that is perfect for biographies!
Check out this Common Core aligned lesson plan for another biography activity!
Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.