Created for 3-to-9-year olds, narrated by a child, each app includes animated introduction to each continent or country name, plus a quiz, puzzle, and label activities for countries, capitals, and flags ...
• Active intro - touch a country to hear its name
• Passive Intro - watch animated introduction
• Quiz - Ask Me to locate countries; Repeat to hear again
• Puzzle - scatter pieces and reconstruct map
• Label - 3 activities - country names, capitals, and flags
* Self-Correcting Quiz - answer fades in with audio reinforcement; no wrong-answer penalty
* User-Controlled Manipulatives - pins and puzzle pieces drag freely around screen
* Fresh Challenge - questions, labels, and puzzle pieces appear in different order each time
* All Labels -
* Shuffle - change label; allows 'pass' versus forcing need to peek at control map
* Control maps - touch lightbulb to see answer highlighted; others dimmed
* Flag viewer - magnifying glass opens viewer with larger flag images
• Challenge increases as activities progress
• Children control the app's navigation; never locked into an activity
• No penalty for a wrong answer
• Correct answers simply reinforced
• No distracting bells and whistles
TenSun puts children in charge of their learning by allowing them to control the difficulty and depth of their lesson. There is no penalty for a wrong answer. The correct answer is simply reinforced. Activities are self-correcting, allowing children to discover answers on their own. iWorldGeography works equally well for kids and adults both at home and in the classroom.
Pricing and Availability
Earth's Continents ($1.99 US), North America ($1.99 US), Central America ($2.99 US), and South America ($2.99 US) are available now in the iTunes Store. Canada, Australia, and the United States will be released throughout 2012. Comments and requests for additional world regions are welcome at iWorld Feedback.
About the Series
iWorldGeography applies self-teaching activity design to geography curriculum found in Montessori Children's House and Lower Elementary classrooms. The series was developed following three-year's observation in Lexington (MA) Montessori School Children's House classrooms, where TenSun's desktop version of this series has been a popular curriculum supplement since 2004.
American Montessori Society color palette matches existing classroom materials.