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Kahn Academy

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I have to take my hat off to Sal Kahn for a truly immense resource. What he has achieved with the Kahn Academy is nothing short of incredible.

He’s single handedly generated 1000+  instructional videos covering subjects including:

What a wealth of information. This has to be place in the category alongside Academic Earth and Udemy.

Flags

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With this game, Flags, you have to identify the country represented by the displayed flag from a list of five countries.

Written by markuos

April 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm

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Squigly educational games

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The Squigly site has a few very nice games, split into maths, spelling/typing/reading, geography, memory and matching and making connections. Some time dependent games seem a little quick at first, but maybe with practise the kids will get quicker and more accurate.

SQUIG

Written by markuos

August 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Learn your countries

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Here are some online games and logic puzzles that can help you with a bit of geography.

Thanks to Paul Wigfield for pointing me towards Sporcle. It has lots of puzzles to test yourself against the clock. I’ll be returning to it in the future. Here I’m interested in the one’s to help with learning about countries and geography. For example, you can name the countries in Europe

EUROPE1

Countries of the World

US States

In a similar way you can use the Lufthansa virtual pilot game to test your knowledge of European city locations against the clock.

EUROPE2

Written by markuos

July 29, 2009 at 8:03 pm

National Geographic – Atlas Map Puzzles

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I recently came across these online jigsaw puzzles from the National Geographic Magazine stable (I’ll be returning to more of their resources for kids in the future).

Choose a map, then watch it break up into jigsaw puzzle pieces. Click the main picture, then you have to rebuild it against the clock.

National Geographic Atlas Puzzle

Written by markuos

July 10, 2009 at 9:26 am