Developed by Goosechase Adventures, Goosechase is a cross-platform (Android and iOS) app for developing location-based games and activities that individual students or teams can complete. The teacher sets up place-based missions in which the goal may be submitting a photo, recording a video, writing some text, or sharing one’s geographical coordinates—all simple tasks with today’s mobile devices. Goosechase has a paid business version, but educators with .edu email accounts can get the limited free version for education, which encourages team play and contains a game library.
With the new Mission to Marsapp for iOS, users can drive a rover, walk the Martian surface, and play robot geologist, all in augmented reality. The Mission to Mars appoffers seven experiences, starting with an overview of Martian geography.
Developed by Boston Children’s Museum, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is part of The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums. In the game, a criminal mastermind known as the FOX has been stealing important cultural landmarks and objects all across China, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Working together, students will learn about Asia and assemble clues from each country to track down this criminal mastermind.