Climate Mobile

[asa_item id="388928572"] Climate Mobile is a scientific app dedicated to tracking environmental data. With Climate Mobile, users can access climate data, Arctic ice maps, atmospheric CO2 levels, and solar activity, among other types of data. To choose the data to study, users have to tap the category from the home screen, and they will then be presented with a detailed graph or image that illustrates the data. When viewing the data, users can manipulate the slide-rule to enlarge or shrink the graph or image. Finally, Climate Mobile includes a “Tutorials” option. With this option, users can read about additional topics,…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.7
B. Design - 5.3
C. Engagement - 4.3

5.1

Climate Mobile: An App for Environmental Study

Summary : See the data behind the climate!

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Climate Mobile is a scientific app dedicated to tracking environmental data. With Climate Mobile, users can access climate data, Arctic ice maps, atmospheric CO2 levels, and solar activity, among other types of data. To choose the data to study, users have to tap the category from the home screen, and they will then be presented with a detailed graph or image that illustrates the data. When viewing the data, users can manipulate the slide-rule to enlarge or shrink the graph or image. Finally, Climate Mobile includes a “Tutorials” option. With this option, users can read about additional topics, and the topics are presented as slideshows.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When teaching about an environmental factor, teachers can display the data included in this app to help students understand the topic.
  2. After learning about an environmental topic included in this app, teachers can have students view the data about that topic as presented in the app. After viewing the data, teachers can require students to compose a paragraph that interprets the data and/or explains its significance.
  3. Teachers can have students create tutorials about environmental topics not included in this app. To do so, teachers can first have students study the tutorials for both content and structure. Next, they can assign students a topic, and students will be responsible for creating a tutorial for it. Students can use a variety of apps to create these tutorials, which include Pic Collage, Popplet, InkFlow, WPS Office, and 30Hands, among others.
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.
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
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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Screenshots

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