Do you know what happened “today in history”? Well, now you can document it for yourself using Historypin. This tech tool is a free digital platform for communities anywhere in the world to gather and share photos, documents, sounds, moving images, stories and oral histories relating to their local history. It consists of a shared archive, a mutually supportive community and a collaborative approach to engagement with local heritage. This video from the SimpleK12 webinar “101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers“ will give you more information how to use it in your classroom.
Historypin is a place for people to share photos and stories, telling the histories of their local communities. Take a look at today in history.
The website includes activities to run with students using one of Historypin’s activity sheets. It is great to use for document-based questions, and with language students. Have you use the “today in history activity with your students using Historypin? Share them here and tell us how it went.