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iWorldGeography® Earth's Continents

By Lynne Bolduc

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Description

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

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

"We love the simplicity of this app 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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An engaging introduction to Geography designed by former Lead Developer at MIT's Center for Educational Computing Initiatives. Created for 3-to-6 year olds, narrated by a child, Earth's Continents includes an introduction to continent names plus quiz, puzzle, and labeling activity …


Content:

• Active Intro - Touch any continent to hear its name.
• Passive Intro - Movie introduces each continent name. Choose narrative or song.
• Quiz - "Ask Me" to locate a continent. Option to repeat. Touch to reveal answer.
• Puzzle - Drag pieces to reconstruct map.
• Labeling - Pin drags freely to label continent.

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 versus peek at control map 
• --- Control maps - touch lightbulb to see answer highlighted; others dimmed 

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 


TenSun puts children in charge of their learning by allowing them to control the challenge level and depth of their lesson. There is no penalty for a wrong answer. The correct answer is simply reinforced. As a result, activities are self-correcting. Children are free to work independently, in a small group, or with the help of a supervising adult at home or in the classroom.


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 1.2.4

Minor icon update.

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Customer Reviews

Simple, but good!

My five-year-old learned all the continents in no time at all by the activities in this app. Especially useful is the mnemonic song included, sung by a child!

iWorldGeography® Earth's Continents
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.4
  • Size: 26.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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