I love the ability of digitized maps to allow access to all sorts of data in all sorts of very visual ways.
Geoguessr is an addictive puzzler (with version on the web as well as Android and iOS apps) that task students with guessing the location of Google Street View images from around the world.
Be sure to make a stop at the Nat Geo Mapping Resources page to find the MapMaker Interactive and other handy tools.
National Geographic's Open Explorer site is a digital field journal where explorers of the world (or just their backyard) create and go on expeditions and share their stories along the way.
Tour Creator is a website by Google that allows teachers and students to create tours for VR (virtual reality) or in a web browser.
These six questions were part of a larger survey given to 1200 people between the ages of 18 – 26 by National Geographic and the Council for Foreign Relations.
Tenae Alfaro, Slate Creek principal, is planning a summer trip and so she asked fourth grade kids to do some in-depth research and plan a trip for her.
One Globe Kids - All Friends is an app that explores the lives of kids around the world through stories and games.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is introducing globetrotting super-thief Carmen Sandiego to a new generation with the launch of a new animated series debuting Jan. 18
The sad thing is that much of what we call geography instruction fails to make these emotional connections. The result? Our kids don’t remember basic geographic info or make the connections between place, people, and events.vv
Atlas Obscura is a website that features stories and images from remarkable, off-the-beaten-path places around the world.