Apps for Geography
Rory's Story Cubes is a virtual set of decision making dice. Great for idea generation and creative writing.
BAREFOOT WORLD ATLAS
An exciting way of finding out information about countries from all over the world. Population sizes, famous landmarks, flora and fauna etc.
NAT GEO WORLD ATLAS
Fom one of the worlds most respected geographical publishers comes this fantastic, content rich interactive map.
Engage children in learning about different countries by guiding 'Tiny' to complete missions all around the globe in an effor to save the world
Quiz style map game that will increase knowledge of country locations, GDP, head of state, flags and more.
An app that takes you out of the classroom! Brilliant! Explore London and other locations and achive challenges set! Then rate them yourself.
Addictive puzzle map app. Select countries from a toolbar and place them in over a rotating blank globe. Excellent for learning the locations of countries.
FREE HD COMPASS
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Another app to get you outdoors, linking to google maps to intergrate with further map work skills.
This bubble level and slope finder will enhance field work on angles of slopes in the outdoor environment.
Globally aclaimed weather app that allows you to access weather forcasts from around the globe instantly. Use it to talk about sunrise, sunset, humidity levels or even just to serach through pictures added by other users.
Teaching about natural disaters has never been so informative and engaging. Information is global and live!
BRITANICA KIDS: VOLCANOES
Articles and information on volcanoes, pics and videos about volcanoes, puzzles of volcanoes, maps locating volcanoes - basically eveything you need to know about volcanoes!!
An incredibly versatile app that is that daddy of all map apps!! Scour the globe for pictures and details about loactions...or just have a look at your own house!
STACK THE COUNTRIES
A fun game styled app that helps to learn about capital cities, landmarks, locations of countries around the world in an animated way. Simple enough for younger children, detailed enough for older children.
Interestingly presented character driven app that helps memorise information.
It's a shame that it only covers the USA.
WORLD GEOGRAPHY: MY FLASHCARD MAKER
A graphically simple way of presenting an age old revision tool. Only now with voice overs, facts and additional test - flashcards have never been so useful!
Whilst Apple's Maps app is great for taking a closer look at a region, Google Maps is still infinitely better if it is route planning that you need.
A good app that allows you to explore the geology of the UK down to it's street level by using the postcode function. Simple and effective.
THE WORLD FACTBOOK FOR iPAD
Who doesn't want the knowledge of the CIA at their fingertips? A content rich encylopedia style app based on more than 250 countries that will keep you reading and reading.
VIEW RANGER OUTDOORS GPS
A powerful outdoors GPS system that also includes ordinance survey maps that you can use in offline mode. The ability to plan and record your routes make it a must for outdoor fieldtrips.
1001 WONDERS OF THE WORLD HD
A visually attractive app that presents pictures from some of the most beautiful places around the globe. It will inspire the traveller instinct in your pupils.
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NB: not all apps are available in all regions