World Geography: Rivers Smartboard Game

World Geography - RiversWhen providing tests about geography, they mostly cover continents, countries, and capitals. But what about rivers?

World Geography: Rivers aims to see just how much students know about the majestic rivers that cover our world. The game provides the name of the water body, and it is the student’s task to determine where this river can be found on the map. On choosing the correct location, a very brief information about the river will be shown at the bottom of the screen, and the player earns a point. The player can guess however many times he wishes until he gets the correct location; it should just be noted that the game also records the number of times the player was incorrect.

Teams can play only a single instance of this game, where teams take turns in naming rivers and the teacher noting the score; whomever has the most points would win. Alternatively, the teams can play an entire instance (with those not playing having their backs turned to the smartboard). The group with the less number of incorrect answers wins.

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GeoWorld Smartboard Game


GeoBearsGeoWorld is an excellent geography smart board resource, where a knowledgeable bear provides students information about the countries of the world, including country-related facts, pictures, music, videos, and even climate info!

Once the students have had their fill of the continent they’ve chosen to learn, everyone can now proceed to the GeoGames, where players are asked to point the given state or country on a given map of the area of the world they were covering. A correct answer gives the player 10 points, but an incorrect one gives a penalty of -5. The game will continue until all the states/countries have been answered correctly.

With everyone working together, how high can they score? Or if they wish to be competitive, if the students separate into groups – with one group trying to answer while the others have their backs against the smart board (no peeking!) – who will gain the highest points? Play and find out!

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World Capitals Smartboard Game

World-CapitalsTest your students’ knowledge about the capital cities of the world with this Smartboard Game. Each question has a timer, and every correct answer enables the player to earn points. The faster one answers, the higher the score.

Students can compete against each other by playing through all three levels of the game and earning higher points than their classmates.

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Animalia Smartboard Game

AnimaliaHow well do your students know about animals and where they live?

This game tests their knowledge by tasking the students to drag and drop 31 animals to the continents that they consider as home. Each correct answer on the first try is counted, and depending on how well the player did, he is awarded with either a bronze, silver, or gold medal that can be printed and displayed proudly back at home.

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Conquer the Continents Smartboard Game

ConquerTheContinentsConquer the Continents tests a child’s knowledge about the countries of the world by making him pick the correct location of countries in a chosen continent within 60 seconds.

Teachers can opt to let each student play individually, or to form groups, with the group scoring the highest number of flags winning the game.  Another interesting way of playing the entire game as a group is for each team to fight over the “continents”; the team with the highest score for a continent “wins” that area, after which players move on to the next “available” land mass.  The group that manages to “conquer” most of the globe wins the game.

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National Geographic Maps

Smartboard Lesson - National Geographic  Population Density

Population Density

If you are teaching your students about the world (whether it is climate, the different languages, natural disasters etc.), you must have a look at National Geographic Interactive Maps. They have the following maps available:

– population density
– earthquakes
– volcanic eruptions
– ocean currents
– language diversity
– climate zones

I will bet you will learn something from these maps as well 🙂

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