I came across the app Painting With Time and Painting with Time: Climate Change a few months ago and was absolutely blown away! As Earth Day is on the horizon (Sunday, April 22nd 2012), I thought it might be app-ropro to provide a handful of suggestions to teach climate change and support being green using the iPad. (The climate change app is currently paid for Earth Day. The app developer will be donating half of the net proceeds to the Union of Concerned Scientists to aid their research on the effects of climate change on our planet.)
- Create a children’s book using an app like iPen FREE or Albums FX Lite using screenshots from Painting with Time Climate Change (or some of the apps below) to teach the effect of drought, global warming, flooding, volcanic eruptions, etc…
- Create a public service announcement or action alert using screenshots from Painting with Time: Climate Change (or some of the apps below) using an app like Videolicious or Bloom*.
- Create a screen-cast using an app like ScreenChomp to explain what occurred or caused the changes in the before and after images provided in Painting with Time Climate Change.
- Compose an earth day poem or prose using PWT app screenshots (or some of the apps below) and an app like Visual Poet.
- Create a Talking Tom & Ben News report to explain the climate change in your home town.
- A2Z on Global Warming
- Climate Mobile
- World Bank Climate Change
- Green Planet 4 Kids
- The Earth Glossary
- The Recyclies: Episode 1 and Episode 2
- The Rock Cycle
Other Classroom Ideas/Resources for Earth Day