No classroom is complete without a globe, and now Oregon Scientific has taken the globe to the next level! You can purchase this globe from Hayneedle for only $89.98 (normally 169.99).
The Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe makes learning fun by introducing your child to a “world” of facts that they may have never learned from an ordinary globe. All you need to set off on your learning adventure is your handy Smart Pen. Just turn it on and choose an activity, where you go from there is completely up to you! This SmartGlobe features 36 learning activities and a 29-page book covering world history, indigenous animals, and dinosaurs so the learning never has to end.
If you are looking to get more from your globe, then Oregon Scientific has got you covered.
With 36 activities you can learn:
Continent Facts, Names, Capitals, Current Leaders, Population, Time, Area, Highest Point, Geography, Currency, Weather, Features, History, Language, and National Anthem for every place on the globe!
– You can also compare: Populations, Area, Currency, Time, Distance, and Flying Time between two locations!
– Interested in a challenge? If you like pressure; try finding Continents, Countries, Capitals, Cities, and Local places while facing a strict time limit. If that’s not enough for you, you can always take the Ultimate Challenge!
This globe also includes 6 Spanish lessons, great for Spanish speakers or those learning to speak Spanish!
The best thing about the SmartGlobe is that you can keep the facts up-to-date by connecting your Smart Pen to the internet. This globe knows interesting Earth Facts, Amazing Facts, and World News! Like I said, this is no ordinary globe! You may just find that it’s smarter than the teacher!
My children love this globe and will be using it for years to come. I try my best to keep the love of learning alive in my boys and now that they have the world in their living room, they are ready to explore in ways they never could before!
– The Smart Pen features a headset jack. This is perfect for children working in a classroom setting or those who don’t want to distract others while learning at home.
– Includes activity downloads for 3 different age groups (5-8, 9-14, and 15+)
– The US Map slide out drawer clicks to lock in place. This keeps the map from being damaged when you move the globe around the house.
– AC Adapter (I hate buying batteries, so this is a lifesaver for our family!)
– Has a docking station on the base of the globe to store your Smart Pen. A place for everything and everything in it’s place 🙂
– You can’t lock the globe in place. This can prove tricky for younger children who are trying to use the smart pen on a specific area of the globe. You can simply hold the globe in place, but it would be a helpful feature!
– You only get the software updates free for the first year after that you have to pay (though I’m not sure how much it costs).
~Open & Honest: I received this SmartGlobe for the purpose of writing this review. All opinions belong to me!