Global Environmental Issues

Free! Global Environmental Issues contains short, informative passages about ecological topics organized by topic. The topics include Climate Change, Conservation, Overpopulation, Reservoir, Land Use, and Pollutions. When users find a passage that interests them, they can click or tap the passage’s icon, and its text will then appear. Users can easily navigate between the app’s home screen and its passage using the back arrow, located at the top left of the screen. Instructional Ideas To begin learning about environmental issues, teachers can introduce the issue by having students read a short passage about it and then summarize the passage in a…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.2
C. Engagement - 5.3

6.6

Global Environmental Issues: An Introductory App for Climate Change

Summary : An Easy-To-Use App for Learning Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues contains short, informative passages about ecological topics organized by topic. The topics include Climate Change, Conservation, Overpopulation, Reservoir, Land Use, and Pollutions. When users find a passage that interests them, they can click or tap the passage’s icon, and its text will then appear. Users can easily navigate between the app’s home screen and its passage using the back arrow, located at the top left of the screen.

Instructional Ideas

  1. To begin learning about environmental issues, teachers can introduce the issue by having students read a short passage about it and then summarize the passage in a sentence.
  2. After being introduced to a topic, teachers can have students conduct further research about it. When conducting research, teachers can require students to cite this app as a reference.
  3. To develop text-analysis skills, teachers can have students read a passage and identify different text-based components. For example, teachers can have students: (1) identify the main ideas and supporting details, (2) identify the three most important facts and then explain each fact’s importance, and (3) explain the connection between the image and text presented in each passage.
  4. After reading a passage, teachers can have students locate credible resources that either confirm or reject the premise. Next, teachers can require students to explain how/why the resources confirm or reject the passage’s premise.
  5. To frame a research project, teachers can assign each student a passage from this app. Students will then be required to read the passage. Next, they will have to find evidence that supports the passage. After documenting the evidence, teachers can require students to explain how the evidence supports the passage by composing an essay, constructing a narrated PowerPoint, or using an app to present the information.
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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
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

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