Sunday, February 28, 2016

App Review: My Congress

MYCONGRESS is an easy-to-use app for locating detailed information about U.S. Congressional officials.
Users can locate congressional members by zip code, name, state, party, or chamber. A screen is provided for each person that includes background information and a photo. Links are included to their official website and Open Congress profile page. A link is also provided to their contact information.
One of the app’s most useful features is updated information about recent news associated with the congressman. Information is also provided about their YouTube Channel or Twitter Feed if available.
A bookmarks feature allows users to track individuals of interest.
Librarians will find this app to be popular with social studies teachers, particularly those teaching high school government.