Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tech Review: Weird but True!

WEIRD BUT TRUE! from National Geographic Kids is a trivia app designed for children.
The free version of the app features two dozen “weird facts” on topics from ants and bacon to pigeons and ice cream. Additional apps can be purchased. Children will enjoy the sound effects and basic animations.
Although there’s not much to the app, it could be a fun way for librarians to introduce the idea of “fact-checking”. In small groups, ask students to explore the 24 weird facts. Then, choose three to verify. Involve youth in conducting web searches to “fact-check” the weird facts found in the app.