GeogXPert

Pack your bags, it's time to travel the world with this easy-to-use geography resource. Provided with maps of the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, young geologists are challenged with the task of naming each country or state and it's capital city.

3rd - 10th Social Studies & History 93 Views 36 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
App Overview

Upon opening this resource, users are greeted with a screen displaying the previous map they worked on labeling. If this is the first time using the app, a blank map of Africa will appear instead. From here students can choose from the maps listed across the bottom of the screen and use the available options as they move from one continent to the next naming foreign countries and their capitals. A simple resource that is bound to engage children in improving their geography skills.

Maps

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • South America
  • The United States

Options

  • Show: Displays the names of the capitals, countries, or both
  • Reset: Clears all countries and/or capitals that have been labeled on a map
  • Hilite: Circles the countries and/or capitals that have not been identified
  • Scores: Shows the number of correct and incorrect countries and capitals that have been identified as well as the number of hints that were used
  • Hint: Offers the next letter in the name of the country of capital, or indicates if their is a spelling mistake
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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task
  • Worth the money
  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning
  • User safety
  • Control and feedback

    App only allows for a single user account per tablet device. Student scores can not be e-mailed or digitally shared with teachers or parents.

  • How techie do I need to be?
    Novice
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer this resource as a social studies learning center in elementary and middle school classrooms
  • Provide this app as an option for kids that finish their social studies lessons early
  • Develop questions for students to answer about each country using information from their respective Wikipedia pages
  • Create a document that students can use to record their scores, allowing you to monitor their growth over time
Classroom Considerations

  • This program only allows for a single user account, which means in classes where tablets are shared students should reset the maps when their turn is over
  • Even though a record is kept of how many hints are used there is no limit to the number of times they can be used, so encourage your class to rely on them only as a last resort
Pros

  • Double tapping a country takes users to the Wikipedia page for that country
  • A zoom in/zoom out feature allows students to distinguish between smaller countries/states
  • Maps are colored which makes it easy to separate one country from another
  • Does not included any third-party apps or access to social media platforms
Cons

  • Resource includes a map of the United States, but not North America as a whole, and no map is provided for Australia/Oceania