The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out earlier this year with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.
This week we highlight iBiome: Wetland. “This app allows students to explore 3 different wetland habitats (mangrove swamp, saltwater marsh, freshwater marsh) by building bio domes. Within each bio dome students learn about food webs and the interaction between plants and over 50 species of animals. The goal is to build the optimum environment for the survival of both plants and animals.” AASL tells us that students using the app will immediately see how adding species to bio domes will affect an ecosystem.
The app is recommended for upper Elementary (3-6) students. It is available on IOS for $2.99. Check out the cool trailer for the app: