48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science


After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geography. I have not rated any of them, or offered any kind of review. I have merely inserted a screenshot or two and a link to the App Store. The discerning down-loader is urged to consult the ratings and reviews for each of these before buying and downloading them. I like them, and I am sure that you and your students will too.

As usual, your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

1. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

AFDB STATISTICS

AfDB Statistics

AfDB Statistics2

https://itunes.apple.com/mu/app/afdb-statistics/id407729464?mt=8

UN COUNTRY STATS

CountryStats

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/un-countrystats/id505192468?mt=8

WORLD BANK DATA FINDER

Datafinder 3.0

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-bank-datafinder/id349081196?mt=8

ROAMBI

ROAMBI

http://www.roambi.com/

UNIVERSAL COUNTERS

Universal Counters

http://www.padgadget.com/ipad-app-details/415873109/6/1/1

WORLD IN FIGURES

World Figures

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/world-in-figures-ipad-edition/id497729555?mt=8

WORLD TOUCH

WorldTouch2

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/worldtouch/id493863796?mt=8

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2. EARTH SCIENCE / GEOGRAPHY

BACK IN TIME

Back in Time

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/back-in-time/id450345693?mt=8

CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

CIA Factbook

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-world-factbook-for-ipad/id364904019?mt=8

DISASTER ALERT

Disaster Alert

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disaster-alert-pacific-disaster/id381289235?mt=8

EARTH AS ART

Earth as Art2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-earth-as-art/id577527077?mt=8

EASY ATLAS WORLD FACTBOOK

EasyFactbook

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easy-atlas-world-factbook/id423237548?mt=8

FOLDS AND FAULTS

Folds and Faults

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/folds-and-faults/id425380687?mt=8

GEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY

Geology

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geological-term-dictionary/id494850120?mt=8

GEOQUIZ

GeoQuiz

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-cafe-geoquiz-free/id363685685?mt=8

GOT IT: AFRICA (Game)

Got it Africa

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/got-it-africa/id446774854?mt=8

GRAVITY (Game)

Gravity2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gravity-2.0/id487887756?mt=8

IHURRICANE

iHurricane HD

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/hurricanesoftware.coms-ihurricane/id382372588?mt=8

ISEISMOMETER

iSeismometer

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/iseismometer/id304190739?mt=8

KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8

MINERAL IDENTIFIER

Mineral HD

https://itunes.apple.com/app/mineral-identifier/id531342975?mt=8

NASA VISUALIZATION EXPLORER

NASA viz NASA viz2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-visualization-explorer/id448700202?mt=8

NASA HD

NASA NASA2

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/nasa-app-hd/id387310098?mt=8

OCEANS

Oceans

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oceans/id478004100?mt=8

OUR CHOICE

Our Choice

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/al-gore-our-choice-plan-to/id432753658?mt=8

PUZZLE PLANETS (GAME)

Puz Planets

Puz Planets2

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/puzzle-planets/id424080128?mt=8

PUZZLING PLATES (GAME)

Puzzling Plates

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzling-plates/id486435632?mt=8

QUAKEVIZ

QuakeViz

QuakeViz2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quakeviz/id444060554?mt=8

THUNDER CLAP

Thunder apHD

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/thunder-clap-hd/id392295264?mt=8

TIMELINE EONS FREE

Timeline Eons2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timeline-eons-free/id433352152?mt=8

TOPIA (GAME)

Topia

Topia2

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/topia-world-builder/id534282109?mt=8

TSUNAMI

Tsunami

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tsunami./id425918665?mt=8

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3. MAP SKILLS AND GIS

ARCGIS

ArcGIS2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arcgis/id379687930

CITY COMPASS

City Compass

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/city-compass/id326079630?mt=8

FREE HD COMPASS

Compass

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/free-hd-compass/id378697811?mt=8

EARTH NOW

EarthNow

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/earth-now/id494633346?mt=8

EARTH OBSERVER

EarthObserver

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earthobserver/id405514799?mt=8

EARTHVIEWER

EarthViewer

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earthviewer/id590208430?mt=8

ELEVATION CHART

Elevation Chart

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elevation-chart/id396900105?mt=8

SCENIC MAP: GRAND CANYON

Grand Canyon

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/scenic-map-grand-canyon/id363698832?mt=8

MAP OVERLAY TRACER

Map Overlay

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/map-overlay-tracer/id389230228?mt=8

MAPBOX

Mapbox2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mapbox/id411244459?mt=8

MAP-PROJECTOR

MapProjector

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mapprojector-google-maps/id368998876?mt=8

STRANGENESS FROM EARTH

SIE HD

https://itunes.apple.com/app/strangeness-from-earth-hd/id495937035?mt=8

SIMPLE NAVI

SimpleNavi2

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id412289082?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

SPOTZI ATLAS

Spotzi

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotzi-atlas/id468646477?mt=8

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD

World Atlas

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/national-geographic-world/id364733950?mt=8

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