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Class Tech Tips: Outread for Speed Reading

Class Tech Tips: Outread for Speed Reading

I’ve shared some of my favorite American History apps and here is another that’s worth checking out. American History Interactive Timeline lets users swipe through a timeline of significant events in the history of the United States. It has a combination of primary source documents and informational text that is placed across a timeline. This app can help children understand the sequence of events in history and introduce them to some famous figures. The first two sections of the app are free and a paid upgrade is needed to unlock the rest.

Here are two Common Core aligned QR Scanner Scavenger hunts to use with mobile devices:

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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.