This web site intrigues me on so many levels. Globe Genie it's called. It's the creation of MIT grad student Joe McMichael. It utilizes Google's database of location images - one gets to places randomly by clicking on a continent and hitting the Teleport button.
Already I am daydreaming the kinds of games one could play with this:
- 5 minute writing exercise - write a one paragraph story about what you see;
- cloud watching - like when we were kids and imagined what the clouds reminded us of;
- travel planning;
- imaginary space travel (the images can be places on another planet);
- opportunity for geography lessons for homeschoolers. . .
Any other ideas?