PlantSnap Pro: Identify Plants

PlantSnap Pro: Identify Plants allows users to take a picture of a plant and use the app in order to identify it. To begin, users must install the app and proceed through its tutorial. They must also give the app permission to access their camera. At this point, users will be at the main screen, and they can tap the “Snap” icon on the bottom of the screen to take a picture of a plant. Once taken, users can zoom in on its leaves or other particular characteristic (e.g., flower, fruit, etc.), and the app will identify the…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.7
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 8

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PlantSnap Pro: Identify Plants – Keeping You in the Know about Plants

Summary : What’s That Plant? This App Will Tell You!

PlantSnap Pro: Identify Plants allows users to take a picture of a plant and use the app in order to identify it. To begin, users must install the app and proceed through its tutorial. They must also give the app permission to access their camera. At this point, users will be at the main screen, and they can tap the “Snap” icon on the bottom of the screen to take a picture of a plant. Once taken, users can zoom in on its leaves or other particular characteristic (e.g., flower, fruit, etc.), and the app will identify the plant and report the plant’s species, kingdom, class, order, family, genus, title, and detailed description. It also includes images of the plant that users can share.

Additional features from the main screen include the “My Collections” icon, which stores the pictures taken using this app, and users can access the reports about the plants in this option. The “Explore” option lets users see locations of plants and points of interest. The “Search” option allows users to type the name of a plant or garden into the app and then read the report about it.

Instructional Ideas for PlantSnap Pro: Identify Plants

  1. Teachers can require students to identify and log a specific number of plant species using this app. Students can then compare results in order to identify which plant species are the most and least common in their area.
  2. After identifying a plant species using this app, students can use one or more additional resources to validate that the app correctly identified the plant. In addition, students can draw from those resources to write a history of the plant, including its origins, if it is flower or fruit bearing, and additional pertinent information.
  3. If a school or neighborhood has community or botanical gardens, students can use this app to identify the different plant species in it. They can then log those species in the location component of this app, so they are available to other users.
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B4. Ease of Use
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B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
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C4. Flexibility
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