Saturday, March 23, 2013

TerraClues – Google Maps scavenger hunt game | Teach Amazing!

TerraClues – Google Maps scavenger hunt game | Teach Amazing!.


Mark Brumley recently posted the above link on Twitter, and I was glad that I was able to come across it. (If you do not follow him...do it now!) TerraClues is a free resource that utilizes Google Maps to create a virtual scavenger hunt. You can create clues, the students have to figure out the location of the clue, and they move on to the next clue.

Mark suggests that this would make a great opportunity to familiarize students with a specific area in the world whenever they are reading a novel or studying history. When I read Number the Stars by Lois Lowery to my fourth graders, this would have made a great resource to build their schema.

To add to his post, I came across a Youtube video that shows how to create your own education accounts so that you can track student progress.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/86XQGHpe6lQ]

I also came across a video for how to create your own "Terrahunt." If you are one that would rather see full directions before jumping in headfirst, this one is for you.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/bCvQ3bqnVQc]

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