Tackk the History Classroom

About the Presenter

David Lockhart

- Was a Teacher for 10 years

- Education Technology Specialist with Kennesaw State Iteach Center

- Married with 3 Kids

- Website edtechspeeddating.com and bigguyinabowtie.com

- Twitter: @bigguyinabowtie

The Goal of this Session

To Use This Great Tool Tackk in the History Classroom

So What is Tackk?

- Easy to build, and Easy to Share Simple Web Pages

- Also, has a communication feed built in to the program

- They are a Great Way to Communicate on Many Levels!

How Do I Build a Tackk?

Log In to Your Account…

Click the Pencil in the Top Right, and Pick a Template

On the Menu Bar, Just Click What you Want to Add

You Can Adjust its Placement on the Tackk by using the arrows

Tackk Sharing

Tackk has one button sharing to a load of places such as:

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Edmodo, Redditt, Tumblr, StumbleUpon,Email, Web Embed

The Stream

In Tackk, you can create communication streams to communicate with groups and people

Similar to a Text Message Group

Has Cool Features Like Timed Messages

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Bio Pages

Have students create a Bio page for a historical figure just like the bio page on their website

Could use the comment stream to have students reply like they were someone for the time replying

Could have real video of persons biggest moments if in age of video

Figure Profile

Could do quick historical character profiles

The ability to add anything means that you can take the research and sources lots of ways

Historical Event Profile

Use Tackk to put together a historical event profile

Could add great photos and videos

Could also add a map for the the event

Country Profile

Use Tackk to do a country/culture profile

Could include Videos, Maps, and Photos to get a full experience

Live Blog a Historical Event

Have students live blog an Event with Tackk

Has a Blog Outline that you could use


Tackk could be a great way to present projects

You could put the project requirements and process in a Tackk in order to communicate them

Project Collaboration

Have students use Tackk as a way to collaborate on projects


Use Tackk to have students do timelines

Would allow you to create a timeline with all kinds of media

Photo Analysis

Use Tackk to display photos for analysis

There are many ways to do photo analysis

You could even have students post their comments in the comment stream

Video Walls

Use Tackk as a way to build and hist videos in order to extend learning

Can use the comments to analyze the videos

Maybe use them to analyze the video as sources

Historical Event Invitation

Use Tackk to create a invitation to a historical event

Could be something like creating an invitation to a Sons of Liberty meeting

Gives you a first person historical perspective

Could use the RSVP tool in Tackk

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App Smashing

Tackk can be a great way to app smash in the classroom

You can even add Thing Link interactive photos to it