Geography in the classroom
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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Game Detail | GlassLab Games

Game Detail | GlassLab Games | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
GlassLab Games delivers a delightful user experience covering the most critical learning standards. Our games are as engaging as the games students and educators choose to play in their free time.
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From the creators of SimCity, this free download "not only teaches students about the factors affecting the environment in a modern city, but the game also provides formative assessment information about students’ ability to problem solve and explain the relationships in complex systems." (website)

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Google Maps Smarty Pins

Google Maps Smarty Pins | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

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Lots of fun while developing knowledge in place geography.

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World Geography Games - Let's play and learn about the world

World Geography Games - Let's play and learn about the world | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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'Street View Adventures' Converts Google Maps Street View to Gameplay

'Street View Adventures' Converts Google Maps Street View to Gameplay | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

'Street View Adventures' Converts Google Maps Street View to Gameplay. Instead of randomly Street View-ing, you're dropped in various cities around the world and have to make it to a point on the map as quickly as you can, and your movement is entirely based in the world of Street View. Of course you can hit a button to refer to the overhead map of the area, but throwing down good times depends relies on good map memory.

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Could be a fun way to have students improve their navigation skills. App costs $0.99.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games

Free Technology for Teachers: Mission Map Quest - Create Your Own Geography Games | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The concept is simple, you create a series of clues that your students need to follow to identify places around the world. You can add as few or as many clues to your Map Quest as you like. When you're ready to have students try your Quest just give them the web address of the challenge or have them scan the QR code assigned to your Quest."

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Mary Coates's comment, August 12, 2013 5:55 PM
I think games in the classroom would be beneficial to teachers and students. It gives the teachers a break from lecturing and the students a break from listening the lectures. It really depends on how people learn and how they absorb the information, but for me I tend to remeber information when it is played on a game, or used in any interactive experience. I think teachers should at least try a few games in their cirriculum and see how the class responds to the way the information is given.
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Free Map Quiz Games

Free Map Quiz Games | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Seterra is a free map quiz game that will teach you countries, cities and other geographic locations all over the world.
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City Creator

City Creator | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Choose a city from the selection and click the corresponding 'build' button to begin.

Drag and drop pieces from the palettes on the left onto the space on the right. Clicking on a piece brings it to the front. Arrange them to make your city.

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Online Geography gaming

Online Geography gaming | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Fabulous set of links to online games and simulations for the Geography classroom put together by Tony Cassidy.

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Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World

Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World is a racing game developed by UNESCO that helps students to learn about HIV/ AIDS prevention and takes you on a tour of some of the World's Heritage sites.

 

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Can you name these countries using only satellite photos?

Can you name these countries using only satellite photos? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The view from above.
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Fun and interesting way to start a conversation about what is geography.

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M Y | N e i g h b o u r h o o d

M Y | N e i g h b o u r h o o d | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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This site hosted by UrbanGrowth NSW (formerly Landcom) provides some great activitiesrelated to the exploration of neighbourhoods (primary level) and town planning (for secondary students). 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Online Activities and Resources for Geography Awareness Week

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Online Activities and Resources for Geography Awareness Week | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Next week is Geography Awareness Week. National Geographic Education has highlighted some of their activities for the week. I've put together a collection of other online activities to use during Geography Awareness Week."

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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Quite a challenge! Would be worth doing as a class exercise and discussing reasons for students' guesses.

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Sevannah Harvey's comment, August 22, 2013 10:37 PM
I played the game and scored 7783 points on the game, but I don't know how good or bad that is. This game is really challenging because if you don't know the geography of a place then it will be hard to tell where you are. I generally knew which country the pictures were in but it was difficult to pinpoint which part of the country the picture was from. But again if you know your geography well then it will be easier.
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:40 AM
I have seen many people on youtube mainly play this game and i have also played it a few times myself! Although very difficult it is extremely fun! I wish that it was for IOS! I would never stop playing this!
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:40 AM
I have seen many people on youtube mainly play this game and i have also played it a few times myself! Although very difficult it is extremely fun! I wish that it was for IOS! I would never stop playing this!
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CIA World Exploration Game

CIA World Exploration Game | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Students complete a top-secret mission by answering geography questions about the world's regions. Site has other games and puzzles.

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Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle

Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Looking at the world via Google Earth offers striking images of the diversity of our planet and the impact that humans have had on it. This multiple-choice puzzle based on 25 Google Earth images is part 2 of a series.

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National Geographic Games -- Downloadable Games, Puzzles, Play Now

National Geographic Games -- Downloadable Games, Puzzles, Play Now | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Find games and puzzles from National Geographic. Download games, play free puzzles online, and find boxed games for Playstation and PC.
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Don't think of them as time-fillers, think of them as opportunities to foster creative thinking!
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Welcome to Mapzone

Welcome to Mapzone | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"MapZone® is a totally free, bright and lively web site produced by Ordnance Survey that aims to teach children, between 7 and 16 years, mapping skills in a fun way. This free resource offers interactive play with stimulating questions and answers together with animations and games..."

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Stop Disasters; A disaster simulation from the UN/ISDR

Stop Disasters; A disaster simulation from the UN/ISDR | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Anyone with internet access can download and play the Stop Disasters game from this web site. Each scenario takes between 10 and 20 minutes to play, depending on the disaster you are trying to prevent and your skill level. The core audience is 9-16 year old children, but anyone can play and enjoy the game, and everyone will learn more about preventing disasters.

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