How I Use It
I work at multiple campuses that are geographically distant from each other. As we are waiting for a video conference video to start, I use the Field Guide. Students brainstorm local animals. Then we consult the field guide and choose "nearby."
The next time I visit, we do an extension activity by creating "Spottings" of creatures around their campus. Since the entire world is included, I can use this in social studies classrooms as well.
Project Noah gives location specific data on animals and fauna. It is crowd sourced allowing anyone to upload images called "Spottings" and create "Missions" with a collection of spottings. The images vary in quality, but students enjoy all of them. It is designed for iPhone, but works well on the iPad. The Field Guide is the easiest place to start in the app.