Here is a brand new app that both teachers and students will enjoy. USA illustrated Atlas ($1.99, iTunes link) is a USA map app that features six different interactive maps plus four different review fun games the kids can play after the material is learnt. Discover several (almost 200!) different details about the Unites States through this app. Learn the shapes, locations, capital cities, and a lot of other facts and figures about each of the states.
Not only is there an impressive visual aspect of the app, there is audio provided too, which will pronounce for you the names of cities, states, rivers, mountains and much more.
USA Illustrated Atlas in action
I recently showed this app to one of my students. He really liked the “neat graphics” and “fun user-experience”.
- “This app is helpful for learning! It makes learning about the USA fun.”
- “This is a great way to study for tests for social studies even for people who don't live in the US.”
- “The art and images are very interesting; they capture students imaginations.
- “Students can easily find cities and attractions that they have visited and tell others about them.”
- “The games are so fun! They really reward you for learning the information.” (Badges are awarded for reaching various point levels)
This app will be good for both teachers and students. Students can practice at home, or even in whole group setting. With an iPad and a projector, teachers can play review games with the whole class.
This map here is my favourite. It has all the interesting images of things around the United States. Once you tap an image, an INFO-BOX will appear and you can learn a little bit more about it.
This map has even more information once you tap the state you can learn basic information such as abbreviations capitals largest cities, you can learn the size of the state and the highest peaks and the total population as well.
Check out some screenshots of the games here:
Check out this official video showing the apps features:
Any teacher who teaches American social studies/geography will greatly benefit from this app. Kids will be engaged, and will definitely learn well. This can be a very good complement to the more traditional learning of geography: textbooks, globes and physical maps. Your child or student will become an expert in United States geography after using this app. There are no obtrusive ads whatsoever, and no in-app purchases for students to click on. The graphics are impressive, and the games are fun to play. There is a wide range of US data that kids will not find boring at all.
App Name: USA Illustrated Atlas
Who: Students and kids aged 6-14, parents and teachers of geography/social studies