Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fotopedia National Parks is FREE, limited time only

Understanding the concept behind America's National Parks system is part of the social studies curriculum and standards, yet I have found that many students reach middle school without being able to "get" the idea and how these parks are different than the baseball diamond behind the parking lot.  Fotopedia National Parks is an iPod/iPad (gorgeous especially on the latter) that allows students to explore our national parks via an interactive map and 3,000 photographs with written descriptions.  It is usually $4.99 but currently free on the US iTunes store.  Grab it while you can- it's a great way to add visual support to this abstract curriculum area and perhaps to work on reading comprehension, descriptive and writing skills.

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