Last week I tried out GeoGames with my Middle School Students and they loved it. Geogames is a great little website that teaches students world geography. Students are timed as they put continents and countries on a world map. This game has three levels and students can mark their improvement by reducing their time within the game.
As the game states on their website: “The game focuses on cognitive concepts such as spatial relationships (where the continents are in relation to each other and to the oceans), nesting (how a city is a unit within a country, a country is a unit within a continent, & etc.), and how countries, continents and oceans have vastly different sizes (scale).”
Check is out at the following address: http://reachtheworld.org/geogames/index.html
- Geography Games from Reach the World (freetech4teachers.com)
- What is the future for school geography textbooks? (britishgeographytextbooks.wordpress.com)
- Geo test is no big deal, students believe (lookatvietnam.com)
- The Seven Names of the Continents and More! (brighthub.com)
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