Twelve Days of Tech Tips

or Really Cool Things You Can Do With Google

Day 7 - Google Maps and Geoguessr


GeoGuessr is a "where in the world are you?" guessing game that drops you into a Google Street View locale from somewhere on Earth and challenges you to place your location on a map. This game is really fun and addictive (you earn points based on how accurately you guess your location). It's a fun way to have a quick geography lesson or warm up activity, and possibly spark your students' interest in world travel and culture.

GeoGuessr is available on the web (be sure to scroll down the home page to see different locations that are more narrow in scope), and will also work on the iPad. Creating an account is optional--you can play without it--but if you or your students would like to save previously played games, having an account makes this possible.

Below is a screen shot of the the first location in a game started under the Famous Places category. (I guessed Venice, placed my pin on the map and scored 4825 points.) The next screen shot wasn't so obvious...a city called Nizhny Novgorod, about 250 miles east of Moscow--the lettering on the signs helped me figure out that one. (I really don't play games all day, but I could've with this's a lot of fun!)

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Google Conversions

Type in just about any conversion into the search bar that you'd like to make and Google will do it for you. I wanted to convert kilometers to miles and here is what Google did for me. Super quick and easy.
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About Me

This is my first year as the Technology Integration Specialist at Southwest Christian School, Elementary Campus. My goal is to spread the word about all the amazing technology available for our teachers to use in the classroom. God called us to be educators. I believe we should do our best to make learning fun and relevant for our students. Education incorporating the use of technology is just one of the ways we can engage and challenge our students as they become 21st century learners.