App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Stellar history website, gateway to cool PD and scholarship
Pros: Tons of images, audio, and video bring primary source documents and expert perspectives to your classroom.
Cons: More accessibility features -- like better text-to-speech integration and video captions -- would improve usability for a broader range of users.
Bottom Line: In class, a good resource for U.S. history; beyond, a great website for free teacher PD and some great in-depth exploration of primary sources.
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