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WWF Together

WWF Together (World Wildlife Fund) features high-quality information about endangered species such as giant pandas, elephants, and marine turtles. WWF Together allows users to access full reports where they can navigate through screens that display different facts about species to include factors that threaten their existence, a brief overview of the species’ history, and pictures of the species in their natural habitat. Additionally, WWF Together features current population of the animals' existence in the wild and their level of endangerment. As of September 2013, WWF Together featured full reports for 15 species and brief overviews of more than 70 animal…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.6
B. Design - 7.4
C. Engagement - 8.3

7.4

A great app to use when teaching about animals from around the world!

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WWF Together (World Wildlife Fund) features high-quality information about endangered species such as giant pandas, elephants, and marine turtles. WWF Together allows users to access full reports where they can navigate through screens that display different facts about species to include factors that threaten their existence, a brief overview of the species’ history, and pictures of the species in their natural habitat. Additionally, WWF Together features current population of the animals’ existence in the wild and their level of endangerment. As of September 2013, WWF Together featured full reports for 15 species and brief overviews of more than 70 animal species.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When designing a research project, teachers could assign students a species to research that is listed on the WWF Together app, and students could use that app as a reference for their research project.
  2. As part of an endangered species unit, teachers can assign students an animal to research that is not listed on the WWF Together app. Then, when students are creating their reports, they could use the app as a model for the different components of their research project.
  3. Teachers can design an activity in which students are placed in small groups to collaboratively explore the WWF Together app to gather information about a specific animal (e.g., identifying the animal’s natural habitat, source of food, what threatens its survival, etc.). After compiling their answers, students could present that information to their peers via a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, by creating a post on Edmodo, or by making an informal class presentation.
  4. Teachers can instruct students to read about a specific animal using the WWF Together app. While reading about the animal, teachers can require students to identify the animal’s natural habitat. Following, teachers could then instruct students to use the Google Earth app to further explore the animal’s natural habitat, assisting students in the composition of a descriptive paragraph detailing the physical habitat in which the animal lives.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
0 star = Not Applicable
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
0 star = Not Applicable
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
0 star = Not Applicable

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