Are you studying animals? Maybe even dinosaurs? Want to see them up close? Even learn some facts about the species? Then you need the ZooKazam app! (.99 cents and free.)
This app still uses a target image. There are a few target images to download from the ZooKazam site to use, but you can activate the animals on any high contrast image. The Stegosaurus above is standing on a picture from a magazine, I even tested the app on the carpet in my office and it worked fine.
The app has 40+ different animals, separated by categories. The free version has one animal available in each category
Once you activate the virtual animal, you can turn the animal on the screen with your finger. You can add options like rain as seen in the picture below. My children and me really enjoy watching the animal move and the presentation about the animal. (There is a difference between the “Teacher” and “Child” info.)
One word of caution, the app has not been update since May of 2016. The social media sharing did not work for me. On the home page it states you need to register with them for that option to be active, but I could not find an area to register on the site or the app. With that being said, this is a fun app. It is worth the .99 cents.
If you use this app in your lessons share your story with me in the comment section.