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Global Apps: Stack the Countries

stack the countries appFor schools experimenting with iPads or BYOD (bring your own device) programs, global-focused apps are a fun and engaging way to teach students about different countries, languages and cultures, and issues facing the world.

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Today’s featured app is Stack the Countries, a highly rated world geography educational app by Dan Russell-Pinson.

Children learn about capitals, landmarks, major cities, languages, flags, geographic locations and more with interactive maps, flash cards, photos and music, and a game that challenges players to answer questions about 193 different nations around the world.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad. $1.99.

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Do you use global-focused apps in the classroom to help students explore the wider world? Share your experiences—and favorite apps—in a comment.

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Global Apps: Being Global

Being Global app For schools experimenting with iPads or BYOD (bring your own device) programs, global-focused apps are a fun and engaging way to teach students about different countries, languages and cultures, and issues facing the world.

Today’s featured app is Being Global, a bilingual storybook and activity app for ages 4 and up, based on the award-winning children’s book, What Does It Mean to be Global? by Rana DiOrio and illustrated by Chris Hill, and published by Little Pickle Press.

Description:

An interactive, multi-media, and bilingual app kit for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children’s traditions, religions, and values the world over.

2012 Appy Award Winner – Multi-cultural category. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. $1.99.

View the Being Global trailer here.

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Do you use global-focused apps in the classroom to help students explore the wider world? Share your experiences—and favorite apps—in a comment.


Sharing the Dream

Grants for pre-K-8 school projects that create global classrooms where children—and families—can safely connect, exchange ideas and learn together.

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