Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Statetris - Tetris for Maps

Statetris combines the fun of the classic video game Tetris with learning geography. Instead of stacking blocks as quickly as possible, players have to place states or countries in the proper place as quickly as possible. Just like in Tetris as a player's skill improves the speed of the game increases. The games are played using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Applications for Education
Statetris comes in a variety of forms including games for the United States, Africa, Europe, and the states/provinces of some other selected countries. The games are good for practice and preparation for a geography quiz. Students receive instant feedback from the game and the game levels adjust to meet the progress of the student.