For February 1, 2013: Begin building your classroom reference collection with this free iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad app from National Geographic. The initial screen is a huge globe that you can spin, tilt, or zoom to find a location. Distance between two points can also be measured on any screen with a floating expandable line. Once you have clicked on a country or town, a side bar of details pops up with information such as area, population, language, and history. An icon in the upper left corner gives you options for setting up your viewing preferences and saving maps for offline use. A handy currency calculator is also provided. This is a slick tool for teaching basic geography and engaging students in world exploration.
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