Teacher Review For MapMaster - Geography game

Realistic approach to identifying locations on a map.

Denise W.
Classroom teacher
Fairview Elementary School
Roanoke, VA
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with General
How I Use It
It is an exciting way to learn to locate and identify cities, countries and other places on a world map. It is defiantly a drill and practice application. It provides much practice for navigation and location. It would be a great way to introduce a city, country or famous landmark to show the location in relation to other places. No additional information or facts about the place if interest is given at this point but it will take you to a wiki page at the end where more information is available.
My Take
I think it has a lot of potential as a stand alone application but I wish it offered more information and facts as part of the game. The game is good and it keeps score and allows to review answers, however that is as far as the game goes. It is also only offered on android, which limits the uses in many school districts. It is engaging and the repetitive nature of the game lends itself to basic knowledge of location. It is easy to use and allows for different difficulty levels, multiple players and tracks incorrect answers.