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Thursday, September 29, 2016

GameOn World - A Great, Multiplayer Geography Game

GameOn World is a new, multiplayer geography game developed by a high school teacher and his student in Portland, Maine. The game is similar in structure to that of Kahoot. In GameOn World the teacher selects a game category (cities, places, and timeline are three of the nine categories) and starts the game. The students join the game by going to GameOn.World and entering a game pin. In the location and timeline games, students answer the questions by moving a placemark on a map or selecting a date on a timeline. In some of the other games students answer by choosing a number on a sliding scale.

GameOn World is in its first iteration. At this time you cannot create your own games, you have to select from one of the pre-made games.

GameOn World can be played on any device that has a modern web browser including phones, iPads, and Android tablets.

Applications for Education
Playing GameOn World could be a fun way for students to review and expand their geography knowledge. When students respond to location questions they move a placemark on a map. Once they've submitted their answers students instantly see how close they were to the correct location.