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Population Bracketology

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Try the Population Bracketology game from @uscensusbureau! Weekly data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau compares populations for US states and metro areas.
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Get into the spirit of March Madness by challenging your knowledge on the sizes of Metropolitan Statistic Areas and state population (just think electoral college).  I got a 56 on my first stab (59 for the states)...what did you get?  

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:51 AM

Try bracketology for geography while you're waiting for games to start!  :)

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 10, 2015 9:15 PM

I got 52 on both, some surprises for me.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, October 4, 2015 11:56 AM

I gotcha fantasy league right here.

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Geography Quiz Tournament

Geography Quiz Tournament | Geography Education | Scoop.it

Challenge your knowledge of Geography from around the world in our 'Where in the World?' Quiz Tournament. It's just £0.49 ($0.75) to enter with a cash prize of £30 ($45) up for grabs. Enter now if you think you know your stuff!

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Just an FYI for you trivia buffs who love online gamesThis is an opportunity to see how you compare to others.  This tournament is open until March 14th.   

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Flags Quiz

Flags Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Like a flag, can you represent? From the most famous flags to the more obscure, challenge your knowledge of flags from around the world in our fun Flags Quiz!
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Landlocked Countries Quiz

Landlocked Countries Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it
If your knowledge of geography is 'locked in', now's the perfect time to show it off in our Landlocked Countries Geography Quiz! Play now!
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City & Country Ground Image Quiz

City & Country Ground Image Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Can you use physical and cultural geography clues to match the ground photograph with its location? Identify the 10 cities and 10 countries. In so doing, you are thinking spatially and considering language, culture, climate, landforms, land use, transportation methods, etc. to determine the correct answers."

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This quiz and others like it are great ways to get students utilize all the information available in a photograph and really plumb the depths of their knowledge about places.  


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The School Aranda's curator insight, January 21, 2013 6:00 AM

Should be great for FCE speaking speculation. . . .

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Saudi women allowed into Olympics

Saudi women allowed into Olympics | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country's London embassy says."  In what is viewed as sensitive 'baby steps' towards inclusion for women in activities most in the West take for granted, females will be competing for the Saudi Olympic team in London, something that has been forbidden until very recently.  Allowing their participation also alleviates pressure from the entire team being disqualified due to gender discrimination.  (Apparently they can ride horses - will driving automobiles be far behind?) 

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Rj Ocampo's comment, August 26, 2012 6:14 PM
I believe its amazing to see women from Saudi Arabia to compete in the Olympics. It gives them a chance to take a huge role in their society and may increase their chances of getting more rights in the future.
Audrey Williamson's comment, August 27, 2012 7:51 PM
i think it is great that Saudi Arabia is now letting women compete in the Olympics, it is a small step, but hopefully in the future it will be a gateway to much more freedom for the women.
Haley Wayland's comment, September 3, 2012 12:35 AM
I think it is amazing that Saudi Arabia allowed women to compete in the Olympics. It may just be a small step, but it may open a huge range of opportunities for the Saudi Arabia women. Hopefully, as time progresses, they will be able to have as much freedom as women here, in the United States, do.
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London 2012: Where's the lasting economic legacy?

London 2012: Where's the lasting economic legacy? | Geography Education | Scoop.it
More than 75,000 firms that have helped to deliver London's Olympic Games are fighting a 12-year gagging order preventing them from talking about the work they have done, it emerged last night.

 

London has undergone important urban projects that have transformed the numerous parts of the city.  These massive investments are now being questioned as some observers are skeptical as to whether or not their will be an adequate return on investment. 


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Olympics: people in numbers

Olympics: people in numbers | Geography Education | Scoop.it
BBC News takes a look at who makes up the cast of thousands behind the sporting event of the year.

 

The Olympics are a massive undertaking with both local and international impacts. 

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Nations of the World

This is old enough that have been some changes to the political maps since this was produced 1993.  What listed countries would now be marked incorrect?  Which ones, even then would be politically contentious to categorize as a country? 

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33aketzalli's comment, February 21, 2012 12:45 AM
Muy bueno!!
Malice in Wonderland's comment, February 21, 2012 7:10 PM
If this was made in 1993 then the people who made it had no real grasp of political-geography. For example the Soviet Union had been gone for 2 years by then, yet it is still shown on the map. To top it off the voice over refers to it as "Russia". How's that for pointing out at least 16 errors at once? (Yeah I mean 16, not 15. Not a mistake. Think about it)
Seth Dixon's comment, February 21, 2012 7:50 PM
The 15 former Socialist Republics were labeled as Russia under one map, but was it still the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1993? That could be your elusive 16th. Czechoslovakia, Sudan and Yugoslavia have all fragmented while Zaire and Kampuchea need a name upgrade to the Congo and Cambodia. Palestine and Taiwan are two that are still as nebulous as ever, very difficult to define.
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The State Nickname Quiz

The State Nickname Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it
How well do you know your states? Are you on a nickname basis? Let's find out.

 

Simple.  Fun. Educational.  Geographic.  What more do you need?  Well, more than 10 questions would be nice. 

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Seth Dixon's comment, February 15, 2012 9:59 AM
I missed one the first time around...ironically about the state that is the closest to where I live!
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Online Map Quizzes

Online Map Quizzes | Geography Education | Scoop.it

This is a nice online 'map quiz' sites.  The focus is on countries (no quizzes on cities or capitals) with state subdivisions for the United States, Mexico and Canada and a 'mental map' quiz without any visible borders.    

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Countries of the World Quiz

Countries of the World Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it
How many countries do you know? In this quiz, you've got 12:00 to name as many as you can. Go!

 

Don't click the link until you are ready to start, since the clock starts the moment the webpage is loaded.  The countries change color as you type in a correct answer and the list below tracks the countries by continent that you've successfully found.  This is a very fun, useful game. 

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Puzzles that Make Geography Fun

Puzzles that Make Geography Fun | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Ever since London mapmaker and engraver John Spilsbury pasted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut it into small pieces with a marquetry saw (circa 1760), jigsaw puzzles have been used as a tool to teach children geography. Today, they are still a fun way for kids to learn more about their own country as well as the nations of the world."

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Bordering Countries Quiz

Bordering Countries Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Our bordering countries quiz contains a selection of trivia based on countries throughout the continents and their geographical relationship with one another.
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Landmark Bridges Quiz

Landmark Bridges Quiz | Geography Education | Scoop.it
From Brooklyn Bridge to Sydney Harbour Bridge, our Landmark Bridges Quiz challenges your knowledge of some of the most famous bridges from around the world!
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World Cities Quiz

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Try out some geography trivia in our World Cities Quiz: a great geography quiz that tests your knowledge of some of the major cities of the word!
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US Cities Quiz

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With a selection of fun, varied trivia on some of your favourite North American cities, this US Cities Quiz is the ultimate way to test your knowledge of US geography!
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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round
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This game is not as simple as it may appear.  The first round challenges you to be able to recall basic facts, the second has you comparing countries while the third asks you about global current events.  Hopefully geography education around the world can get past that '1st round' and into deeper content.  Good luck (Hint: use a computer with a mouse since locating the countries on the map is a timed activity).  


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Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:42 AM

Geography game

Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, December 26, 2012 6:46 AM

Are you ready?

 

Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:07 AM

Ughhhhhh, this is addicting. Must stop playing. Must keep playing so I can beat JC.

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Spatial Analysis of the NBA Finals

Spatial Analysis of the NBA Finals | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Navigate court maps and view analysis of every shot taken over the ’11-'12 season for the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

Who said geography has nothing to do with sports?!?  While there are many cultural and economic impacts on sport preference and prevalence, let's discuss the geography of the hardwood and a spatial analysis of the shot selections between the two teams.  Clearly 'place matters' to many NBA players as their success on the court depends on finding their preferred spots within the flow of offense.     

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IKAAW LAND Online Map Game

IKAAW LAND Online Map Game | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Learning Geography was never this easy. With the interactive Ikaawland Map Quiz, You can put your trivia knowledge to test in our game based on Maps. Different levels are presented infront of a player. In the whole game, the player has to mark answers on World Map. At the first level, the user is presented with questions , where he/she has to mark out the continents asked in the quiz. The player is given 10 seconds on each question to mark the correct location on the mapSimilarily, in the consequent levels, the player faces questions(quiz) related with countries, capitals, cities. More levels have been planned and would launch soon.

 

We offer exciting and educative games which revolve around Maps. The game enable players to learn varied concepts of Geography through quizzes. Other quiz/ games from Maps of World are Save Earth Quiz, Know your World Quiz, Jigsaw Puzzle Game and World Quiz, Map 'O' Puzzle." 

 

To read the article, click: http://trap.it/tvAdvB to see the game, just click on the image. 

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Sporcle: Geography Quizzes

Sporcle: Geography Quizzes | Geography Education | Scoop.it
The best trivia games and quizzes on the internet.

 

With over 800 games and quizzes on this site with varying skill levels, there is something for everyone here.  Some are standard quizzes such as "European Countries" or "Asian capital cities."  However some get you to reorganize your global knowledge in ways you've never considered.  For example, What is the most populous city in the world for each given time zone (not that easy right)? 

 

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Flags By Colors

Flags By Colors | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Flags of the world as piecharts.Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag...

 

This interactive link is a great 'guesssing game' activity, especially if they have access to a "flags of the world" page in their textbook to use as a reference guide.  Originally found on the K-12 website http://www.engagetheirminds.com  

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The United Countries of Baseball Map

The United Countries of Baseball Map | Geography Education | Scoop.it

This is the new and improved version of the familiar map can teach regions (formal, functional, vernacular) as well as the importance on TV markets as a diffusion mechanism for culture.  As mentioned by Andy Baker, "This map is also useful for showcasing 'threshold' and 'range' from 'Central Place Theory.' For instance, I ask my students, 'Why are the Mid-Atlantic & California coasts boundaries (range) so small compared to Great Plains teams?'"  Great idea Andy!

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ASeagrave's comment, January 30, 2012 2:14 PM
It's crazy how obsessed the eastern side of the country is with baseball, but how oblivious and uninterested the western side is.
LMullen's comment, February 2, 2012 5:17 PM
I'd like to see a sales map with this because even thoug the Yankees and Redsox regions are much smaller than the Atlanta Braves or Texas Rangers, they pobably sell MUCH more.
Flo Cuadra Scrofft's curator insight, March 24, 2015 7:57 PM

Although short, I had to dive into the set of webpages that the article presented. it did not give a whole lot of information about the map, but the previous scooper of this article gave a very interesting hindsight on the map. This Baseball map shows the importance of TV markets as a diffusion mechanism for culture. Each of the regions of this map have been classified according to the national Baseball team people from the regions support.

Reflection- not only geographers define regions, but also popular trends and statistics. As well as the last scooper said, it is interesting to note that the Mid-Atlantic and California coasts boundaries between each region is very small compared to Great Plains regions. It is also interesting the fact that the regions include, sometimes, more than just one state, and in other cases, two or more teams exist within one state, such as Texas.

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Around the World with 15 Cool Geography Apps

Around the World with 15 Cool Geography Apps | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Quick list of great geographical apps for your children and iPad: get your kids excited about...

 

Love apps?  Try some of this out to enhance your geographic understanding using your favorite mobile devices. 

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Reach the World's GeoGames

Reach the World's GeoGames | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Reach the World's GeoGames is a FLASH geography game that challenges players to...

 

Looking for some additional online games to help students with their global 'mental map?' This could be a useful resource. 


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