History & Social Studies Websites DON’T Work on iPad!

This video gives just a few examples of why iPads are not sufficient for education. In this video, I sample just a small number of useful (and often free) websites that CANNOT be used by iPads because a great many of these educational websites require web plug-ins like Flash, Shockwave, Java, or Unity. Android tablets CAN access websites that run Flash, and ALL of these websites can be accessed on desktop or laptop (or netbook/ultrabook) computers running Windows or Mac OS.

Websites introduced in this video are websites exploring history, cultures, and geography, including:

British Museum Ancient Egypt: www.ancientegypt.co.uk
University of Chicago Oriental Institute Kids Corner: oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/kids.html
British Museum Ancient China: www.ancientchina.co.uk
British Museum Mesopotamia: www.mesopotamia.co.uk
British Museum Ancient Civilizations: www.ancientcivilizations.co.uk
PBS Emperor of Rome: www.pbs.org/empires/romans/special/emperor_game.html
NOVA Build an Aqueduct: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/aqueduct.html
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire: www.pbs.org/empires/japan/
Stories of Old Japan: www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngvschools/FloatingWorld/
Colonial Williamsburg: www.history.org
Explore Maryland’s Roots: mdroots.thinkport.org
Pathways to Freedom: Maryland and the Underground Railroad: pathways.thinkport.org
American Girl: www.americangirl.com
National Geographic Education: education.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic Map Maker: education.nationalgeographic.com/mapping/interactive-map/
Scribble Maps: scribblemaps.com

 

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