The Switch Zoo app (the new, larger version of Switch Zoo Deluxe) has advanced features that are useful in the classroom, including:
Students can save their animal creations,
along with a title and story, under their own names in "My Switcheroos." They can return to the animal later and continue working
on the story. Your students can use the Switch Zoo app to create
a class menagerie!
Click here to see a full-size picture of My Switch Zoo
Bigger, more detailed images of 142 species:
All of the animal images and animations are nearly 50% larger than the online zoo! Your students can see all the details of soft fur, shiny fish scales and colorful bird feathers that are just too small to see in Switch Zoo Online. Click here to see a full-size picture
Zoo app provides an off-line source of information
for reports and stories. Students can read an in-depth Animal
Profile for each animal they select. Facts include scientific name,
life span, habitat, diet, predators, and facts about the animal's
perceptions, behavior and other characteristics. Or students can
choose Fast Facts mode to read short facts about all of the animals
in the current combination simultaneously.
Click here to see a full-size picture of an Animal Profile
Switch Zoo Print leaves out the fence, and features a big picture of the animal along with the students' title and story. Or, instead of a story, they can print the zoo's facts about their combination animal.