January 23, 2014
With the help of technology teachers can bring the whole world into their classrooms. This is particularly the case when preparing virtual field trips with students. I have previosuly covered some excellent web-based platforms that teachers can use to take their students into virtual trips ( check the list here). Today, I am sharing some iPad apps that can do the same thing. Check them out below and share with your colleagues.
1- National Parks
National Geographic presents a beautiful, award-winning interactive guide to 25 of America's most visited national parks. Included free are photo galleries, visitor information, and maps. Purchase the full guides for an even richer experience—and explore the national parks like never before.
2- The Art of Life
How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves in this app from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty’s collection by examining physical clues. The interactive app features stunning photography, animations, video, and 360 rotations that bring the rich biographies of these objects to life.
3- World Aquariums
Immerse yourself in large amounts of video content from aquariums around the world! A virtual tour application that has compiled in excess of 50 famous aquariums from a variety of places such as the United States, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Timeline brings to life the paintings of such masters as Botticelli, Da Vinci, Micheclangelo, Van Gogh, Monet, Courbet, Klimt, and 73 others in an eye-catching and easy to navigate format.
5- NPS National Mall
This is the official National Park Service app for the National Mall and Memorial Parks. On your next visit to Washington, D.C., use it to explore many of the most cherished cultural and historical sites in the United States—from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.