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Mobile Apps and Content

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Mobile platforms naturally encourage exploration and provide learners with opportunities to learn about their world with technologies that have already become part of their daily lives.

Tablets, smartphones, and mobile apps are increasingly found in the classroom for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and one-to-one learning (1 device: 1 learner) and outside the classroom for environmental and outdoor education, citizen science projects, and other explorations.

To meet these evolving needs, the full NatGeoEd.org website is mobile-friendly. It adapts to the screen size of the device you are using, and its media are viewable across devices. In addition, our growing collection of apps and other digital products can be found below.

Apps

The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom

The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom

In this award-winning first-person perspective game, you are a slave embarking on your journey to freedom. Created in choose-your-own-journey style, you will talk to historical figures and get information from primary source documents as you make decisions on your path north.

Great Nature Project Companion App

Great Nature Project Companion App

iNaturalist.org, a citizen science community partnering with National Geographic’s Great Nature Project, has released a free companion app that makes it easy to directly contribute wildlife photos through iNaturalist to the Great Nature Project.

World Atlas

World Atlas

The National Geographic World Atlas brings you the highest resolution map images available, delivering the stunning detail, accuracy, and beauty National Geographic is known for.

GeoBee Challenge HD

GeoBee Challenge HD

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee. This contest, for students in Grades 4-8, is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Do you have what it takes? Test your geographic knowledge with this entertaining and challenging app.

Look & Learn: Animal Alphabet

Look & Learn: Animal Alphabet

Make it fun for preschool and preK kids to learn their ABC’s! This educational app teaches key early learning skills to prepare kids for reading.

Look & Learn: Animals Vol. 1

Look & Learn: Animals Vol. 1

Look & Learn Animals Vol. 1 is a bundle of three educational apps from National Geographic—Animal Bounce, Animal Match, and Animal Words. The apps encourage a child’s awareness of the natural world through beautiful photography, animal sounds, and age-appropriate learning games.

Find more mobile content by visiting the National Geographic Apps page.

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iBooks

One Ocean

One Ocean

National Geographic developed this guide for teaching the ocean in Grades 3 to 8 to support teachers in teaching topics with real-world context, and provide them with the background to feel comfortable when teaching about the ocean. It provides a solid introduction to the ocean and the ocean literacy principles in an accessible and reader-friendly manner. In addition to general information about the ocean, the guide includes numerous education features, such as teaching tips and student thinking, that help connect the content to classroom practice.


More Mobile-Friendly Tools

MapMaker Interactive

MapMaker Interactive

Explore your world with map themes, data, and tools for customizing your map. Create maps and share them. This easy-to-use tool is great for getting started with interactive mapping and GIS and is now optimized for tablets.

All of NatGeoEd.org!

All of NatGeoEd.org!

The full NatGeoEd.org website is mobile-friendly. It adapts to the screen size of the device you are using, and its media are viewable across devices.

Tablet-Friendly Game

Tablet-Friendly Game

Play Giant Pandas: Into the Wild! This fun, educational game has specifically been optimized for use on iOS and Android tablets.