How I Use It
This game can definitely be used just for fun, but using it as a resource in teaching allows students to expand their worldview. Many students simply do not understand how different countries look and actually feel, and media has given them an unrealistic expectation of certain places in their minds. Geogussr allows them to break those expectations and see representations of what these places actually look like. There are also different modes so their focus can be narrowed down to a specific area or recognizing landmarks and monuments.
This resource is a significantly interesting teaching tool. It is definitely more game than educational device, but that means it will keep your students interested and wanting to continue playing. Some of the modes are blocked behind payment walls, but getting one copy and playing it in class on a projector and having students all participate is a relatively easy solution.