A. Instruction - 5.7
B. Design - 7.8
C. Engagement - 6.3
My World Atlas Lite: An App for Maps
Summary : Sometimes you just need a map….
My World Atlas Lite contains maps of the world’s different continents, countries, and regions. From the app’s main menu, users can choose the Continents, World, My Maps, and Suggestions option. With the “Continents” option, users are presented with a globe view of the world. Users can drag their finger on the globe to turn it to a specific area of interest. They can then tap that area to view its physical and political map. When users find a country of interest, they can tap it and then the “Tab” button to access information about the country. Users can also tap the “Link” button on the top right of the screen to share the map via email, save it as an image, copy it, or print it. The “Magnifying Glass” button lets users search for specific locations with key words. The “World” option presents a map of the world, and users can zoom in-and-out using their fingers. If users purchase a map, they can view it in the “My Maps” option. If users wish to provide feedback about using this app, they can do so using the “Suggestions” option.
Please Note: Only a limited amount of information can be accessed for free from this app. Users will need to make in-app purchases to access additional information. Also, this app contains multiple commercials.
- When teaching about a specific region or country, teachers can use this app to have students view the geography of that area.
- Teachers can lead a conversation about a conflict happening somewhere in the world and then use this app to view the geography of the conflict. Teachers can then begin a class discussion by asking: (1) Do you think the borders played a role in the conflict?, (2) Are there geographical structures or areas (e.g., mountains, cities, bodies of water, etc.) that are part of this conflict?, or (3) Is there a way you think the geography can help solve/end this conflict? Teachers can use a Think-Pair-Share activity for students to respond to these questions.
- When researching a country, students can use this app as a resource.
- Teachers can use this app to show how far people, goods, and ideas traveled at different points in time.
|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|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|