It’s not easy to be a global traveller if you never have the chance to leave home. Sure, you can read books and watch foreign films, but what you really want to do is explore art, music, culture, and more. And with the exception of being able to sample the local cuisine, you can get the flavor of various counties without leaving home.
Once again, champion blogger Monica Burns (ClassTechTips.com) weighs in with exciting ideas for virtual field trips. In a recent article in Edutopia, “Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips,” Burns inspires us to explore nine far-flung places, including near-real-time global climate information via NASA Earth Now, a free iPhone app.
Interested in the great artists of the world? Try “Timeline – Art Museum.” Type in the name of a particular artist from the Renaissance through the present day—Picasso, for example––and you will get a range of images and background information.
Ms. Burns’ article got me thinking—what other educational apps might also fascinate students and teachers? When I searched by “Education,” at Apple’s App Store, links to dozens of apps popped up.
Three other cool apps that can take us beyond planet Earth caught my eye.
Which educational apps for exploring the world have you tried? Let us know!
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