Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Geography Quiz Created With YouTube Annotations

On Saturday I shared directions for creating annotations in YouTube videos along with an example of using that feature to create a choose-your-own-adventure series of videos. This week, through Maps Mania, I found another way to use the annotations feature in YouTube.

The Topo Quiz Western Europe uses YouTube's annotations feature to create a video quiz about European capitals. Each video in the series shows an outline map of an area and displays a list of capital cities. Viewers have to click the name of the capital city to move forward in the quiz. If a viewer clicks the wrong answer he or she will be sent back the same video to try again.

Applications for Education
The quiz itself is challenging, but it might not be the most engaging quiz your students will take this week. That said, it is a great example of what can be done with YouTube's annotations tools.

You could have students use the YouTube annotations tools to create a video tour of capital cities, countries, or other geographic features on a map.