4 Handy Atlas Apps to Help Students Learn about The World

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Here are some great iPad apps to put the world at your kids fingertips. Using these apps, kids will get to explore the geographical and cultural richness of the world and learn interesting facts and information about different continents and cities. Information includes things such as population, languages spoken, flags, cultural mores, and many more. Some of these apps also provide reference maps and 3D imagery.

1- Barefoot World Atlas

‘It’s never been easier to explore the world’s continents, great oceans and changing environments. As you travel from country to country, you’ll meet different people from around the planet and find out about their way of life. With the tap of a finger, you can encounter amazing wildlife, and discover famous landmarks, fantastic natural features and remarkable buildings.’

2- National Geographic World Atlas (update no longer working)

‘Welcome to the redesigned World Atlas app from National Geographic, the best world geography reference resource available. The Atlas features Nat Geo's award-winning cartography and stats and facts about every country on Earth. Curious about a place in the news, looking for a trusted source of information for a school project, or just want to spin the globe and explore? The Atlas puts the world at your fingertips.’

3- World Atlas and Maps- HD (update: no longer working)

‘World Atlas HD is an informative maps app- a rich repository of political, physical, boundary and thematic maps providing last-mile information on continents, countries and cities. This interactive app is a handy guide for professionals, businesses, researchers and students looking for value-added maps. Users can compare countries based on various parameters.’

4- TapQuiz Maps World Edition

‘Play TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve. See how much you can learn in just 10 minutes!’