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Thursday, March 10, 2011

QuizGeo - Create Interactive Map Quizzes

QuizGeo is a new site hosting geography quizzes built on the Google Maps platform. On QuizGeo you can browse and play pre-made geography quizzes or create your own quizzes. All of the quizzes operate in the same fashion of presenting you with a place name and requiring you to click on that place on a map before time expires.

To create your own games you need to register on QuizGeo. After registering, creating your quiz is easy to do. To create a quiz just name it, click submit, then click "add questions." To add questions just enter a place or address in the search box then outline that place using the pointer provided and click "save question." You can add as many places to your quiz as you like.

QuizGeo is still in beta so you might encounter a glitch in the registration or creation process. I did once, but it was quickly resolved by refreshing my browser.

Applications for Education
What I like about QuizGeo is that teachers can create geography quizzes that are very specific to their students' needs. For example, I developed a quiz in which players have to correctly identify all of the counties in Maine.

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