So you want to be a Hero! Make someone you do not know Smile!

Today’s tips is a web resource that is one of my favorites. (No video needed). It is the site GeoGuessr. It is a game using Google Maps StreetView images that drops the player in a random location and challenges them to work out where they are in the world. It is very fun. This is a great game to have the whole class participate together. You can work through the clues that you see to determine the type of climate the location may have, the type of language, map skills, Geography, economic discussions, and much much more. I think it is useful and appropriate for all ages. You can  have it do the whole world, or limit it to Paris, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Famous Places (the is is a good one to expose students to famous places all over the world and then learn the location), Sweden, US, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, New York City, London, Philadelphia, European Union and San Francisco.  Once a game is played you can then grab that url of that game and have everyone play the same game for a competition if you like in a computer lab (or mobile device if you like in a BYO.) If you have an Apple TV or Chromecast or a way to show it on your TV you have the making for a great Party Game. My daughter play it all of the time.  Explore the World!

Check out GeoGuessr.