Resource: Geoguessr – Where in the World?

Employing EdTech within different subjects can sometimes be a challenge for teachers, especially when exploring for activities that really add value to teaching and learning. A great website, with a couple of great uses is Geoguessr.com, which draws from the technology from Google Street view, but challenges the user to try and locate where the randomly generated image is taken from. Five locations are provided, and your score points based on your guess, compared to the actual location of the image. Indeed, you are able to click around the location, trying to pick up clues, which offers fantastic opportunities to talk about geographical, language, or environmental clues.

We’ve known about Geoguessr for a while, but in a bid o enhance the website further, the Swedish developers have now placed localised versions into BETA, allowing you to focus solely on the USA, Japan, Sweden, or UK (<~ Click country to open), plus we have found that the site works well on most operating systems, including mobiles. On the original version of the game, you can share a link to play challenge others with the same game you played…now, there’s a thought!

We’re not too clear with the scoring system, but one this was evident as we reviewed the site…we’re rubbish at guessing the locations within our own country {shameful}.

To visit Geoguessr, click on any of the links above.

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