How I Use It
Students sometimes use this individually to explore and gain further understanding of a setting or characters in a novel they are independently reading. At times we use this as a class or in small groups so that students may further explore the setting in a novel we are reading as a class. Novels on this app are at various reading and grade levels. Some novels have more stops and information than others.
This is a great resource for literature. In my 8th grade classroom many of the students have a limited knowledge of geography as it pertains to the literature they are reading. In most cases this app lets them explore the setting and click on links to extend their knowledge of the area being referred to in the setting of a novel. The only disadvantage is the amount of information for each novel in not consistent, so if it a novel students chose independently some students may have more information available to them than others in the classroom.