Last week I wrote a brief overview of a fun geography app called GeoGeek AR. The “AR” in the app’s name stands for augmented reality. The use of AR makes it possible to put a digital globe right into your classroom or anywhere else that your students are standing when holding an iPad or Android tablet. Yesterday, a reader emailed me for an explanation of how to use the app. Like most things, it’s easier to show it in a screencast than it is to write out directions. So I made this short demo video. Watch it to the end for a special guest appearance by one of my dogs.
Applications for Education
As I wrote last week, GeoGeek AR doesn’t require you to register in order to play. That can make it a good option for use on shared classroom iPads. Overall, it’s a fun little game for practicing place identification.