Teacher Review For GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic

Great way to prepare for the Geography Bee, but not much else.

Randall B.
TSS, TIS, Educator, Blogger, & EdTech Consultant
Putnam County Schools, WV
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with General
How I Use It
Students were placed on the app to test their geography knowledge. The app presents several different formats of questions from multiple choice to finding a location on a map. It is well designed and provides an easy to use interface for students. Students, however, become bored with the app very quickly. It does not provide them any further application of knowledge and only quizzes them on information that they would be expected to know to compete in the National Geographic Geography Bee.
My Take
This app is a tremendous resource for students who are wanting to prepare to compete in the Geography Bee, but provides little value to a classroom teacher as a means of assessing students and their specific geographic knowledge. Teachers should use this app only as a means of review for the Bee and not as a part of their classroom instruction.