Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Place Spotting - Challenging Geographic Riddles

Place Spotting is a website of geographic riddles. Place Spotting is based on the Google Earth platform. Place Spotting users can create their own geographic riddles or try to solve riddles created by others. The search feature on Place Spotting lets users search for riddles based on level of difficulty, language, region, or creation date.

Applications for Educators
Place Spotting is a fun way to teach or reinforce geography lessons. Riddle clues on Place Spotting can be given using relative or absolute locations. A teacher could write their own riddle giving clues based on information taught in class. While solving a riddle on Place Spotting students are learning how manipulate Google Maps.