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iWorldGeography® Central America

By Lynne Bolduc

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

"Your iWorld apps were the first ... we could endorse whole-heartedly … Thank you for your quality, real, Montessori apps."
-- montessoritech.net

" ... the simplicity ... means that children will be able to focus completely on the contents and they’ll definitely learn the material."
-- theiPhoneMom.com

"We love the simplicity ... and the friendly navigation system. Little kids can virtually use this app on their own and figure it all out seamlessly."
--TeachersWithApps.com


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A Montessori-based introduction to Central America plus neighbors Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, designed by former Lead Developer at MIT's Center for Educational Computing Initiatives. Created for 6-9 year olds, narrated by a child, Central America includes animated introduction to each country name, plus a quiz, puzzle map, and label activities for countries, capitals, and flags …


Content:

• Active Intro - Touch a country to hear its name.
• Passive Intro - Movie introduces each country name.
• Quiz - "Ask Me" to locate a country. Option to repeat. Touch to reveal answer.
• Puzzle - Drag pieces to reconstruct map.
• Labeling - Pin drags freely in 3 activities to label countries, capitals, and flags.

Features:

• Self-Correcting Quiz - Answer fades in; audio reinforces; no wrong-answer penalty.
• User-Controlled Manipulatives - Pins and puzzle pieces drag freely around screen.
• Fresh Challenge - Questions, labels, and puzzle pieces appear in different order each time.
• Puzzle - Pieces disburse around screen edges; touch Toss button to scatter randomly.
• All Labels --
• --- Pass - Touch Pass button to skip a label.
• --- Control Map - Touch lightbulb to show-and-hide map. Answer is highlighted.
• --- Flag Viewer - Magnifying glass opens large-flag viewer.

Learning Style:

• Challenge increases as activities progress.
• Children control the app's navigation; never locked into an activity.
• Touch Puzzle and Label buttons within activity to restart.
• No penalty for a wrong answer.
• Correct answers simply reinforced.
• No distracting bells and whistles.

Where's Mexico?
Geographers draw North America's southern boundary at Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec, placing the majority of Mexico in North America. Following Montessori curriculum, Mexico is handled in North America's lesson. iWorldGeography North America is available in iTunes' App Store.


Why include Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic?
American Montessori Society materials include these Caribbean neighbors in Central America's lesson.


ONLINE MAPS AND LABELS

Touch Classroom Printouts button on app's title screen to access printouts for additional color, trace, and label activities.


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EDUCATIONAL NOTE

iWorldGeography colors match American Montessori Society classroom materials.

iWorldGeography Series blends self-correcting, child-directed-activity design with Geography curriculum used in Montessori Children's House and Lower Elementary classrooms. Concept and visual design is thoughtfully integrated to supplement existing curriculum and classroom materials. The series was inspired by 3-year's observation in Lexington (MA) Montessori School Children's House classrooms where MyWorld, TenSun's desktop-based version of this series, has been used since 2004.

What's New in Version 1.2.5

Revised navigation buttons.
Revised intro movie activity.
Parent gate added.
Parent page includes links to download free outline maps and label sheets for all iWorldGeography Series apps.

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iWorldGeography® Central America
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.2.5
  • Size: 24.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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