At Avenues we believe technology can be a great aid in education, from our iLab, where we teach design, programming and engineering, to the 1+1 laptop and tablet program we use with our students. The devices our children use are powerful on their own; but what enhances their inherent value is the enormous range of available apps, which lets students do diverse and amazing things. As a school, we investigate and test many apps, trying to find ones that fit the specific needs of individual faculty members, students and scholastic units. To help your investigation, we are sharing our discoveries via a weekly app recommendation.

toca-nature-logo-175x175bbThis week’s app: Toca Nature

Toca Nature is an imaginative app that allows kids to create rivers or lakes, build mountains, plant a wide variety of trees and quickly see what type of wildlife appears from their effort. Once kids create their habitat, they can collect food for the animals and spend time observing them. There is even soothing and relaxing background music to set just the right atmosphere for the habitat-building session. This app offers an interactive way to experience the wonders of nature and provides kids with a safe, creative outlet.

Toca Nature is available for purchase in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Kindle.