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Save your favorite quizzes

Jul 192016

Here's a quick run-through of the new feature: Favorite A Quiz.

If you're a teacher, and you want to put quizzes for your students on your (soon to be released) blackboard, this feature is going to help you get your quizzes there.

If you're a learner, favoriting a quiz is a way to keep all your favorite quizzes bookmarked in one spot. You might want to do this if you've got several quizzes you're studying for, or are frequently practicing. You can remove a quiz from your favorites just as easily.

Here's how it works...

Every quiz in the geography section has (or will soon have) a star just above the Question and Answer box. You just click on the star to mark the quiz as a favorite. It will turn from an outline to a solid star to show that it has been saved as a favorite. 

Screenshot of how to save a quiz as a favorite Screenshot of how to save a quiz as a favorite



 Screenshot of a quiz that has been saved as a favorite Screenshot of a quiz that has been saved as a favorite

If you want to remove the quiz from your favorites, just click the solid star, and it will revert back to the original outline (unfavorited) star.

When you want to see your favorites, go to your My Account menu (yes, you have to be signed in for your favorites to be saved and viewed) and select My Favorite Quizzes.

Screenshot of navigation to My Favorites screen

Screenshot of navigation to My Favorites screen


Below is a screenshot of what the My Favorite Quizzes screen looks like. As you can see, you can also remove quizzes from your favorites here.

Screenshot of My Favorites screen Screenshot of My Favorites screen

Favoriting a quiz is available to Individual Supporters, those with a Teacher Plus account, and students of a Teacher Plus.

Stay tuned for a blog post on how this fits in with the new blackboard feature.

How well do you know your Game of Thrones geography

May 312016

Time to 'fess up.  We're huge GoT fans here at Lizard Point Quizzes.  So you know a quiz with 'geography and Game of Thrones' in the title is bound to capture our attention.   Here's a link to "How well do you know your Game of Thrones geography".

Game Game of Thrones Cast Banner/Credit: HBO

 

Fair warning - you won't beat my score!  But then, I have read all the books and seen all the epidsodes... good luck.

 

New Europe bodies of water quiz - rivers, seas, straits all in one quiz

Mar 082016

We've got a new quiz for you today - super expert level stuff. Europe rivers, seas, straits, etc. all rolled into one monster quiz with 63 questions.

But if that's too much for you, this quiz is also  customizable (for those with supporter or teacher accounts).  Create a quiz of just the water around the Mediterranean, if that's what you need. And speaking of the Mediterranean, you can select just the Mediterranean, or select any of its seas to be individually asked in the quiz.

screenshot of Europe water quiz

 

 

What does China want?

Feb 292016

Territorial disputes are an inevitable aspect of political geography.  One of the most contentious regions in the world is the South China Sea.  We've been researching a blog for this on and off for a few months, but recently we found a succint videographic by The Economist that actually makes it understandable.  The islands and atolls may seem insignificant at first blush - but not when you consider that they are located amidst potentially rich oil and gas sea reserves, in one of the business sea-trade routes in the world.    

Think twice before using map in China

Feb 232016

Remind me to be very, very careful on my next (well, ...first) visit to China.  As you know, Lizard Point is in the business of using maps to help people learn more about the world they live in, and in China - that can prove to be a risky proposition.

According to this article on ozy.com, China has a law against any illegal map that “endangers the country’s sovereignty, safety and interests”.  And if your map doesn't comply with the country's rules - you can be in for a fine of up to 200,000 yuan (about $30,000 USD).  The rules include naming the South China Sea properly and marking Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in the same colour as mainland China.

Er, excuse me while I go double check our quizzes.

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