Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Offer them a totally free vacation around the world by downloading the following Free iPad apps.  Let them see the location, heritage and beauty of each country just by tapping your fingers. 

Teaching Geography With Free iPad Apps for Teachers and Parents

  1. Atlas for iPad FreeView World Maps quickly and conveniently on your iPad. Atlas for iPad features valuable Information and Maps on over 250 world entities.
  2. Disaster Alert – freeDisaster Alert (by Pacific Disaster Center) provides a listing and an interactive map of Active Hazards occurring around the globe. Additional information and reports about hazards can be viewed and shared. The term "Active Hazards" refers to a collection of current and real-time incidents (compiled from authoritative sources) which have been designated "potentially hazardous to people, property, or assets" by the PDC DisasterAWARE™ application.
  3. Disaster Chasers - free Become a master of disaster by chasing and responding to disasters around the world. Compete against your friends by beating their score on the leaderboard, and gain bragging rights as the master of disaster.
  4. Fotopedia China - freeFotopedia China lets you explore the country’s vast collection of treasures in visual form. Let the poetry of place names sweep you away, as you visit the Temple of Heaven, the Stone Forest, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and White Cloud Temple.
  5. Fotopedia Heritage - free This app was recently selected as one of the top 50 apps of all time in Apple’s new Hall of Fame. With 30,000 awe-inspiring photos, this much loved app has been called the world’s largest photo book, an inspiring travel guide, an entertaining teaching device and even a bed-time relaxation tool. Created in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Fotopedia Heritage provides a virtual passport to the hundreds of sites that constitute the world’s collective cultural and natural human legacy.
  6. Fotopedia Morocco - freeWelcome to Morocco. Discover the country that travels within you. Escape from everything and immerse yourself into a world centuries apart. Spanning from the Atlantic Ocean, across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Mediterranean Sea, through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara desert - Morocco is simply mesmerizing.
  7. Fotopedia North Korea - freeCross the border and explore the most secretive country on Earth. In the era of satellites, the Internet and worldwide news, it is still hard to even imagine what North Korea looks like. Thanks to Eric Lafforgue’s amazing photographic work – and his unique blend of art and realism - you can now see it for yourself.
  8. Fotopedia Paris – freeDreaming of Paris? Now you can discover and explore the City of Light, as it’s never been seen – and without leaving your home. This app is gorgeous and fun, just like… Paris. From the creators of Fotopedia Heritage, one of the top 50 apps of all times as recognized in Apple’s Hall of Fame.
  9. Fotopedia Women of the World - free A Paris vacation on your iPhone or iPad. Dreaming of Paris? Now you can discover and explore the City of Light, as it’s never been seen – and without leaving your home. This app is gorgeous and fun, just like… Paris. From the creators of Fotopedia Heritage, one of the top 50 apps of all times as recognized in Apple’s Hall of Fame.
  10. Geo Trainer HD - freeGeo Trainer HD is an educational game to learn more about all countries of the world. Find countries in a continuously zoom-able world map and answer questions about located countries before time runs out. Train your knowledge in a relaxed learn mode and get the top of highscore. Configure game session depending on your knowledge and learning intention.
  11. Google Earth - freeFly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. Integrated Google Maps Street View allows you to explore the world at street level.
  12. iGIS for iPad - freeiGIS - The world's first and leading iOS GIS. True GIS functionality is now available on the iPad! Your iPad. Your data. Your maps.  iGIS represents a new era in mobile GIS solutions by enabling users to load, view, investigate, create and export their own data over background maps, satellite imagery or your own imagery. Importing data is easy with our unique data import facility supporting Mac, PC and Linux or via the USB cable. ESRI Shapefiles (.shp) are supported at the moment. 
  13. iLearn Geography - free The iLearn Geography app is an amalgamation of our world’s most beautiful and interesting landmarks, brought to life by a wonderfully intuitive and creative user interface. These range from natural rivers, waterfalls and volcanoes, to manmade statues, buildings and cities.
  14. Learn World Geography - freeWish you knew your world maps and capitals better? Brainscape helps you learn them FASTER than any other program, using the latest in cognitive science techniques. Rather than creating frivolous games or distracting quizzes to try to make learning “fun,” Brainscape provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption, based on YOUR confidence. Brainscape makes sure that your study time is used as efficiently as possible, because – let’s face it – you're busy!
  15. MapBox - freeMapBox for iPad allows you to use your iPad to view, create, and share maps made with the MapBox suite of open source map-making tools. Use this app to take your maps offline and on the go -- they'll be as fast and interactive as ever. Make new maps by combining offline map layers in the MBTiles format with online maps from MapBox Hosting, OpenStreetMap and MapQuest. You can even overlay GeoJSON, KML, and GeoRSS data layers.
  16. Mission Antarctica – freeMission Antarctica is an iPad application developed as an educational interface for middle school children as they follow an Antarctic expedition and research program that begin August 2011.The program allows users to easily access content from the expedition including a live web-cam, a educational site complete with weekly science modules and the science and multimedia content that specifically relates to Antarctica and scientific research in Antarctica.
  17. National Geographic Today - free"National Geographic Today takes you on a lovely, enjoyable trip around the world, all from your tablet" - Gizmodo App of the Day. "National Geographic Today brings gorgeous photos, videos, and news to your iPad in an immersive and interactive experience." 
  18. StrataLogica - freeIntroducing StrataLogica® for the iPad, where the learning is in the layers. Known to countless teachers and students for providing a revolutionary educational experience, StrataLogica comes to life in an exciting new way in version 2.0 of our app. Learning about our world with a tap or pinch of your fingers has never been more engaging and fun! 
  19. Stuck on Earth - Free World Travel Guide - freeA new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to visit, photograph, and experience. It's the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers.
  20. TapQuiz Maps World Edition – freePlay TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve. See how much you can learn in just 10 minutes!
  21. UN CountryStats - freeUN CountryStats is a data visualization tool to compare key economic, social, environmental, trade, and area & population indicators for 216 countries and territories. Indicators, drawn from the United Nations' unique and authoritative data set, can be viewed as complete country tables or visualized as bar graphs. Other useful tools include detailed definitions of each indicator and the ability to save graphs as favorites.
  22. WhirlyGlobe – freeWhirlyGlobe is an interactive 3D app that lets you interact with country, region, and ocean outlines. Fire it it up and tap on an area of the world.
  23. World Flags Jigsaw Puzzle - free With World Flags Jigsaw Puzzle, kids can learn the flags of different countries in a jiffy and also have fun at the same time. Learning the flags of countries is finally exciting and very easy. And totally FREE! Attractively designed for kids and very easy to use. Kids can spend hours playing this jigsaw game and learn the different flags. You will be surprised how fast your kid will be able to identify flags and pronounce names of countries, after playing this jigsaw puzzle game.
  24. WorldTouch – freeThe world at your fingertips: WorldTouch is an interactive data visualization tool. It provides access to the World Bank Open Data Catalog with over thousand global development indicators. Explore and experience the latest economic, environmental and social data and trends using interactive and intuitive graphical representations.
  25. WunderMap - freeWunderMap is the world’s most interactive weather and radar map, providing current conditions and forecasts from Weather Underground’s unique network of 30,000 neighborhood weather stations. Follow storms with the animated radar and satellite layers, track tropical weather in the hurricane layer and even view active wildfires.