GeoGames Free: Build Planet Earth, Map Countries and Cities 1.1

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Learn the world continents, rivers, mountains, countries, and capitals.

A fun research-backed app for kids to learn world geography: GeoGames is the result of a five-year research study led by Reach the World, Dr. Susan Lowes at Teachers College, Columbia University, and funded by the National Geographic Society Education Foundation.

A Research Based App

In 2003, RTW and Dr. Lowes set out to research the question, How do young children gain their cognitive understanding of world geography? This study yielded a new model for geography learning. It also led to the development of GeoGames, a set of online, interactive geography-learning games for young learners. RTW's GeoGames are a proven tool for teaching geography, backed by academic research.

Play-to-Learn: An Equitable Method for Teaching Geography

Traditional methods of geography learning are largely based upon memorization and may be discriminatory toward children who have low reading levels. GeoGames brings geography learning into the 21st Century via a play-to-learn approach. Children can play and learn complex geographic concepts; reading skills are not required.

Key Concepts: Nesting, Scale and Spatial Relationships

The GeoGames research study identified six key concepts that young learners need in order to become proficient in world geography: the concept of the map frame, the shape and placement of objects in the map, the orientation of these objects, the spatial relationships among them, the nesting of objects within objects, and the scale of the different objects. In RTW s GeoGames, the scaffolding, or order of activities, is designed to help students with all six concepts listed above.

App Sales Support Scholarships

All sales of Reach the World s GeoGames directly support RTW s scholarship fund for disadvantaged youth. In the future, RTW plans develop new games featuring human and physical geography themes. These new games will teach subjects such as world languages, population density, world health, climate change, ecosystems and natural resources.

Requires iOSĀ 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

GeoGames Free: Build Planet Earth, Map Countries and Cities is a free software application from the Kids subcategory, part of the Education category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2014-12-21. The program can be installed on iOS.

GeoGames Free: Build Planet Earth, Map Countries and Cities (version 1.1) has a file size of 12.79 MB and is available for download from our website. Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 4 times. We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.

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Released Date 2014-12-21
Languages English


Category Education
Subcategory Kids

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Operating systems ios

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File size 12.79 MB
Total downloads 4


License model Free
Price N/A

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of GeoGames Free: Build Planet Earth, Map Countries and Cities since it was posted on our website on 2016-11-03. The latest version is 1.1 and it was updated on on 2018-03-22. See below the changes in each version:

version 1.1

posted on 2014-12-21

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Release Date: 2014-12-21
Operating System: ios
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