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I was looking for some good geography extensions to give my students as an extension during social studies and Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 8.06.38 PMcame across this awesome trivia website.  Smarty Pins gives students trivia questions that have a geography related answer.  Then they try to pinpoint the location using google maps.  It’s a great game that students really enjoy.


These questions are HARD!  When I had my third graders try this out I allowed them to use Google Search to help them find the answers.  Just remember to have them switch on “Safe Search” before they start.  This is also a great time to teach students about effective search strategies.  

Sample Uses

I haven’t thought of a ton of different uses for this app right now I’m using it as a geography extension during social studies.  

Do I Plan to Use It?


Commitment and Learning Curve

Super low.

Best for ES MS or HS?




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