Thursday, 19 April 2012

Apps for Geography in Primary Education


Google Earth: FREE

Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass. 

Maps: Built in App

See where you are or where you’re going in map view, satellite view, or a hybrid of both. Even see street-level images. Zoom in and the Retina display puts you right in front of, say, the Eiffel Tower. Zoom out to explore.

GeoMaster Plus HD: £2.49

GeoMaster Plus includes an atlas and 9 games with high resolution maps : World's capitals, European cities, Asian countries, States of America etc. Interactive and fun, Geomaster can put your Geography knowledge to the test while you are playing.

Barefoot World Atlas: £5.49

Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe for iPad that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet. 

World Atlas HD: £1.49

The National Geographic World Atlas HD utilises press-ready images, providing you found in wall maps and bound atlases. The app is preloaded with 3 different styles of world maps, down to country-level detail. With an internet connection, you can continue zooming through continent-level maps into detailed Microsoft Bing maps - close enough to see your home. Browse the world as you once did in your classroom with the interactive 3D globe.

Geo Walk HD - 3D World fact Book: £1.99

Geo Walk is an interactive globe model with handpicked articles on various topics (Animals and Plants, History, People and Inventions), which are placed on the Earth with respect to their location with pictures and short descriptions making most wonderful things of the world easy and fun to discover. 

Stack the Countries: £1.49

As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.You earn a random country for every successfully completed level. All of your countries appear on your own personalized maps of the continents. Try to collect all 193!

Ansel & Clair's Adventures in Africa: £2.99

Spectacular interactions & animations, quests, puzzles & games bring learning to life in 3 visually stunning, interactive locales - Nile Valley, Sahara Desert & Serengeti Plains
Completely supported by audio, the app offers hours of independent exploration and learning for both kids who have not yet learnt to read as well as for older kids who can read.

OutSide: FREE

OutSide Maps is an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch application that enables you to view and navigate a wide variety of UK Ordnance Survey maps using an easy-to-use touch interface. OutSide Maps uses data supplied by the Ordnance Survey's OpenSpace and OpenData initiatives and supports both on-demand download of map data and bulk downloading for offline viewing via either 3G or WiFi.

NOAA Weather Radar: FREE

Radar and Satellite overlays show real-time rain, snow, mixed precipitation, and cloud cover in high resolution and vivid colours. Detailed Weather info for locations includes current conditions, 24-hour and 3-day forecasts for practically any location in the world. 

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