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Monday, April 30, 2007

Countdown conundrum and other games


Categories: Games and Quizzes, Geography General, Population
I have been re-acquainting myself with the excellent Games4Geog website, which I've blogged about before, and it forms a big part of my lessons tomorrow. I really like using games to reinforce learning, and I think there's a case for dropping these in to revision slots to break up the lesson into manageable chunks. For instance, s4 are doing some timed questions on population tomorrow, so I'll probably do a half a min game, a countdown style game, then a past paper, and so on. I want to use the One Child Policy game with my Higher. Although some of the questions are very obvious for that year group, again, it will add a bit of light relief to the lesson tomorrow, and may provide the resident pirate fanatic in the class with his fix! I have s1 playing basketball for weather and climate (before doing some forecasting), while s3 are showcasing more Mumbai movies (some excellent photos on the sister site to the games site, Geog4U). Huge debt of thanks to the site creator. Finally, I just like this. Found via MyWonderfulWorld, this is simply a good tool for increasing awareness of place. Have a go.

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