Photo Mapo is a great app that allows you to incorporate images with a map which shows the part of the world the image was from. The app also allows you to include some text describing the image and or location. There are a wide range of styles/formats to choose from and the app is free. The app allows you to save the image to the iPads camera roll, from here it can be removed easily from the iPad.
Applications for learning and teaching
1. School projects – history/geography. Use Photo Mapo to match an image (man made or natural landmark) with its global position.
2. School camps/sports events – use an image from a school camp in Photo Mapo. A great way to make a newsletter article stand out or add to a report.
3. Students could use an image of themselves (or family members) to show where they live. Students could compare where relatives live around the state, Australia or overseas in relation to other students in the class.
4. Students could prepare a Photo Mapo showing something they did in the holidays and where that was.
5. Use Photo Mapo to design the cover for a book or major project.
6. Art/Science/Maths – find images of famous artists/scientists/mathematicians that are relevant to the content students are learning, include some descriptive text and show where they were born or lived. Print in colour as A3 or A4 posters.
This app enables students to create professional looking images and connects photos with geographical locations allowing for, among other things, discussion around local, state, national and international geography.
Note: Photo Mapo is on the school iPads and the Learn Link internet connection allowed the location function to work when I tested it.