Sometimes I’m just amazed at both the creativity some people have to develop these web applications, plus the technical knowledge to actually make it happen. I felt that way after I saw Moment Tracker.

Moment Tracker lists key events in modern history. You pick one, and you’re shown a map that indicates the key event and what happened. On the same map, you see other pins indicating where other people where at that moment. Click on the pins, and you can read where they were and what they were feeling at that moment. You, too, can write about your own experience.

It’s such a simple idea, but a great one. I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience” and it’s a great place for students to learn history, too.