Saturday, June 6, 2009

Landmark Maps Game

Landmark Maps Game hosts more than two dozen geography games. Landmark Maps Game uses Google Maps technology as the basis for the games. To play a game, simply select one from the drop-down menu and click start. Each game gives you a series of places to identify on the map and each game has a running timer. The countries game and the states game are two of the games that have broad appeal for classroom use.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Find Country - Improve Your Geography Knowledge
Five Interactive Geography Activities
Geosense - Online World Geography Game

More Wordle Ideas

Wordle is a good tool for creating visual representations of the most commonly used words in a document or on a website. Amy Meyer wrote a great post about Wordle on this blog back in February. Rather than rehash what Amy said, I'll encourage you to read her excellent post here.

This morning, from Mindy Stevens, I learned about a great slide presentation on using Wordle in the classroom. The presentation, created by Jennifer Wagner, gives a brief introduction to Wordle and ideas for using Wordle in the K-6 classroom. The presentation is embedded below. RSS readers will need to click through to view the presentation.