World geography is not my strong suit. I recently picked up a few geography apps to help brush up on my map skills and it really helped!
Map time is a quick and fun addition to your homeschool day and I found 5 geography apps that can help make it easy to learn.
Also for kids with dysgraphia and other learning challenges geography apps are way easier than trying to fill in country names on a tiny space on a printed map. Ask me how I know this– meltdown!
This app uses flashcards to help you learn more than 1,000 countries, capitals, flags and currencies. The app is $5.99 for lifetime unlock, but other options including free for world currencies or $1.99 for two weeks are available.
It was developed by former executives from The Princeton Review and Kaplan, as well as cognitive scientists formerly with Columbia and Yale.
Where is That? is a geography app quiz game with many geography categories including countries, capitals, states, world cities and culture. Some categories are free to play. A monthly subscription ($2.99 or $21.99/year) is also available for wider options.
Gameplay includes map, pin and quiz style options. You can also play with up to 8 friends on one device.
This game is available in 11 languages so you could use for foreign language learning as well.
If geography is your jam, then GeoBee Challenge is your app. Not for beginners, this challenging app lets you learn like the pros preparing for the National Geographic GeoBee competition.
There are three types of game play. In the multiple-choice round, answers come from a library of more than 1300 National Geographic GeoBee questions. In the map challenge round, you zoom, pinch and tap your way to find spots on an interactive map from a catalog of 1000+ locations.
For an added challenge, bonus rounds include compelling National Geographic photographs where you have to locate what’s in the photo on the interactive map…only we don’t tell you where the photo was taken or what is in the picture!
Best of all? It’s FREE!
This world geography app helps you discover the world through play. Learn countries, capitals, rivers, deserts and more. There are levels to unlock and full access is available through in-app purchase.
This app is popular with students and teachers because you can add difficulty as needed.
This world geography app is a hit with kids. Colorful graphics and fun “game” play adds interest for kids of all ages.
As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.
You earn a random country for every successfully completed level. All of your countries appear on your own personalized maps of the continents. Try to collect all 193! As you earn more countries, you begin to unlock the free bonus games: Map It! and Pile Up! Three games in one!
You can also decide if you want to focus on one continent or all. In addition, you can play in 3 languages.
Stack the Countries geography app is just $2.99 — no ads, no in-app purchases. Just a simple price and you are good to go!
How do you learn geography? Do you have any favorite geography apps? Share your ideas below!