May 12, 2016 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Uppsala, Sweden - Before students learn more advanced subjects, such as history or economics, it's important to have a solid mastery of geography. In the United States, 73 percent of eighth grade students performed below the proficient level in recent national assessments of geography. Yet, as the world becomes more connected, geography knowledge becomes more important as a way for students to make sense of world news.
First launched in 1998 by founder Marianne Wartoft in Sweden, Seterra quickly became the standard geography education software for Swedish schools. Seterra's online version, released in 2011, is available in 30 languages and is popular worldwide.
Because of demand from Seterra's online users, Wartoft created the mobile version. "Seterra is my brainchild that just took off and started living a life of its own," says Wartoft. "Seterra has spread from Sweden to all over the world. The iOS version is the natural next step in this process of making simple geography quizzes available to more people who want to learn geography."
Seterra makes learning geography fun. Through engaging gameplay, users are motivated to learn the locations of cities, states, capitals and countries. The app includes bodies of water, mountains and volcanoes, as well as flags.
Fun for kids or adults, Seterra is used by geography students at school or home as well as by geography fans of all ages. With competitive features, Seterra is ideal for school geography competitions, family game night or trivia games. Teachers like that Seterra offers map practice activities, tracks progress across multiple categories, and that sessions are timed and graded for accuracy.
Comprehensive without being intimidating, Seterra lets users advance at their own pace while encouraging them to continue to learn about geography. High-score lists inspire students to replay categories. The leaderboards show the top 10 high scores for more than 100 categories including: US state capitals, world flags, 25 largest cities, mountain ranges, islands, and planets of the solar system. Teachers can use Seterra with any size group or with individual students to motivate self-directed learning.
According to CNET's Download review staff, "Outstanding content and a straightforward interface make Seterra an oddly compelling geography-quiz program."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 18.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Seterra Geography 1.01 is available for $1.99 (USD) in English, French, German, Spanish and Swedish. Programming for the iOS version was provided by Interactive Solutions. The app has no ads or in-app purchases. Follow Seterra on Twitter and Facebook.
Based in Uppsala, Sweden, Marianne Wartoft began creating engaging learning games in 1995. As a programmer with a passion for maps and languages, Wartoft founded and launched the original Seterra geography learning games and map quizzes as shareware for Windows in 1998. In 2011, Seterra launched as an online version, which is popular worldwide today. In 2016, Seterra launched as an iOS app. Other educational software created by Wartoft includes ZDNet Ziff-Davis award-winner Selingua Language Tutor and Sebran's ABC. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Marianne Wartoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.