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iPad App Review: Barefoot World Atlas

App Name: Barefoot World Atlas

Cost: $4.99

What does it promise?  This interactive 3D globe invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the wonders of planet Earth.

Baerfoot World AtlasDoes it deliver? With geographer and BBC TV presenter Nick Crane as the guide, students fly at will around a beautiful 3D globe created by artist David Dean. Students can explore the world’s continents, oceans and changing environments and meet different people around the planet. Additionally, students will encounter amazing wildlife and discover landmarks, natural features and famous buildings, all from the comfort of the classroom.

Can I use it in my classroom?  Barefoot World Atlas vividly communicates the ways in which all parts of our world are interconnected. Younger students will enjoy playing with the 3D globe and exploring its features, while older students can delve deeper to discover a wealth of facts, including Wolfram|Alpha’s live data for every country.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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Last updated: 10/21/2016