NavApps: Navigation and wayfinding software apps
NavApps – is the second set of educational IT-Tools fostering spatial literacy described in intellectual output 1. NavApps are educational software apps training spatial competencies, in particular related to navigation and wayfinding abilities. Pupils will use these apps to improve wayfinding, distance and angle estimation, route-following, and travel-planning competencies. Teachers can use NavApps to consolidate pupils ICT knowledge, and more importantly, help them improve their spatial feeling, orientation skills, map reading ability, while reinforcing learning concepts from their curriculum (e.g., concepts stemming from geometry, geography, mathematics). The gamification elements built-in into NavApps enforce pupil engagement and interest for the topics at hand, while competition elements make pupils experience IT as a collaborative tool and help them build social competencies.