Here is a link to the Hieroglyphic Typewriter App:
Here is the worksheet they were given with the vocabulary words:
We laminated some alphabetized cards to help students decode.
The first week, I showed students on a map, using 360 Cities, the location of our school. Then I zoomed out and showed them the location of the school in relation to Virginia and then the United States. Then I showed them Africa and finally zoomed down to Egypt. I pointed out the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Nile River, and deserts. Then I showed them how to use 360 Cities to explore panoramic photos of the Pyramids of Giza.
Last week students tried their hand at using a hieroglyphics typewriter. They typed in a word (either an Egyptian vocabulary word that was supplied to them or their first name), then they gave their iPad to someone else to decode the message. The kids enjoyed it so much, we're going to do it again next week.