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E-Learning, E-Teaching, E-Assessment, E-Portfolio, Multimedia, OER, Datenschutz, Mobile Learning, E-Strategie, Implementierung, Social Media, ILIAS, Tools
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Google Maps Smarty Pins

Google Maps Smarty Pins | Zentrum für multimediales Lehren und Lernen (LLZ) | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

Via Beth Dichter
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 3, 2014 10:11 PM

Google has just released a new game called Smarty Pins: Putting Trivia on the Map. It uses Google maps and allows you to pick a category and then pin the map with the correct answer (as in location). The closer you get to the correct location, the more "miles" you have. You can gain miles by answering quickly, but the clock ticks down.
What are the topics?

Featured topics on this day included March Madness and World Cup Trivia. The other topics to choose from are:

* Arts and Culture

* Science and Geography

* Sports and Games

* Entertainment

* History and Current Events

For students who like trivia this would be a good game. It might also be used as a classroom activity with groups playing when you need a break.

Jennifer Sharp's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:37 AM

Neat Idea!

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'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded

'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded | Zentrum für multimediales Lehren und Lernen (LLZ) | Scoop.it

I'm pleased to announce that for GIS Day, I created a map that has hyperlinks to regionally specific posts that I put on 'Geography Education.'  This map was created using ArcGIS Online (here's a free tutorial on how to to use ArcGIS Online tailored for K-12 educators).  This is just another way to search for materials on this site.  Feel free to embed this map on your webpage or share the link.  I'll add more tags in the future as well (just click on the icon to get a pop-up, then click on the image to see the posts).  Happy GIS Day!


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Jamie Strickland's comment, November 16, 2012 9:15 AM
How cool is this!! This will make it even easier to teach my World Regional and Global Connections courses! Thanks, Seth.
Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 11:40 AM
Overall I think this is a good map. There are a few countries that I think could have better abbreviations, North Korea for example is labeled "N" and South Korea is labeled "SK". I went and looked for an "NK" label and there wasn't one. The map is flawed in that way because of the shortage of tools the program gives you to use. The shortage of tools also leads to many places with the same globe image or same lettering as other places. I think you did a good job with what you had available to use.
Charles Matley's comment, November 19, 2012 11:46 AM
This map is great. I The use of the national geographic map makes it more manageable and appealing to the eye. The categorization of posts into geographic locations is very clever. It could potentially be viewed as more "fun" because it is interactive.
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Geography Is Having A Moment - Why Maps Are The New Meme

Geography Is Having A Moment - Why Maps Are The New Meme | Zentrum für multimediales Lehren und Lernen (LLZ) | Scoop.it
Source: MapticAn unexpected type of viral visualization has steadily been trudging to the tops of search results. Maps, it seems, are the new vogue.
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