Teacher Review For National Geographic World Atlas

Basic Atlas Reference App.

Dana O.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Instead of referencing a paper pull-down map or one you find online, this World Atlas app can be used by the teacher and/or students for reference during lessons. Two functions that I do find useful for the classroom are the distance measurement tool and the location details tab. The location details note important details like area, population, literacy rate, life expectancy, language, religion, currency, and more. It gives students a lot more information in one place about a country than something like Google Earth or Maps would do, so the students don't have to bounce around for the information they need.
My Take
Overall, this is a nice, low-cost, reference app. There really aren't too many bells and whistles, so if you're looking for basic reference, this is the app for you. You don't necessarily need wifi to use it, which is always a plus. It has the National Geographic name on it, so you know that what you're getting is quality.