This is the third in a series of five posts about the new beta features currently available (March 2010) within Google Maps. One of the new features available is a built in ‘where in the world’ game – this has been available as a Google widget for a while now and is already being used in classrooms across Scotland (and elsewhere in the world). But having it built into Google Maps is areal bonus!
Once you have turned the ‘where in the world game’ beta later on a new option appears next to ‘print’, ‘send’ and ‘link’ in your Google Maps window.
When you want to start to play a game, just click ‘where in the world game’ and the game will start.
The quicker you are the more points you get. You can use all of the Google Maps functionality to help you find your answer (eg: zoom in or zoom out or switch between satellite to maps view) – but this will obviously cost you time.
The game is simple and great fun – I’ve used the widget version with classes and they love it.
'Where in the World?' nice way to teach a bit of traditional geography, help children discover the location of some countries in the world and could also be used as Google home learning activity (a bit like this one).