App of the Week: Stack the States 2

Geography trivia game balances facts and fun

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

Teachers can use Stack the States 2 as a fun way to learn or review geography facts. For students who prefer to have an existing foundation of knowledge before being tested, review state capitals, state locations, major cities, and other U.S. geography features with them. Then allow them to play the game, earning states and unlocking the additional games. For students who like to just dive in and learn as they go, this app also teaches its geography facts very well through repetition and fun.

Price: $2.99

Grades: 2-8

Rating: 4/5

Pros: The entertaining games get geography facts to stick.

Cons: Students who have trouble stacking may get frustrated by their slow progress.

Bottom line: This is a clear go-to if you’re looking to help students memorize state locations, shapes, capitals, history, and more.

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