Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections: This app may just have the longest title of any app, but that is no slant on its usefulness. This app gives you access to the world’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils as photos and recreations, and that adds up to hundreds of individual images. Zoom in on photos, or flip them over to reveal a collection of dinosaur facts. You can even create mosaic pictures of dinosaurs! There is a lot of fun to be had here for any class that is working on a dinosaur or fossil topic.
The Weather Channel: Every good Science and Social teacher needs a decent weather app, and this one falls neatly into that category. This app is packed with features such as local and national weather alerts, customizable radar maps, location based forecasts, and video of local, national and international weather. You can view hourly, daily or even 10 day forecasts. The 200,000 downloads of this app confirm that this really is one of the top Apple iPod touch apps available.
As educators, we need to constantly keep looking for ways to engage our students… Whenever, wherever, on whatever topic. Keep apps like these coming!