The National Parks Guide and Maps apps from REI are terrific for students and teachers on the ground and in the classroom. Whether you’re taking students on a park visit or incorporating a virtual trip into a lesson, the REI apps for iOS and Android are worth checking out.
These apps include trail maps and guides for a handful of national parks including the Grand Canyon and Mount Rainier. If you’re at the park you can see your position on different hiking trails – even if you don’t have a cell signal. The app uses GPS and offers tips including the top places to visit in each park.
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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.