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Digimap for Schools - an excellent digital resource for Social Studies and much more!

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Digimap for Schools workshop for Geography PGDE students at Aberdeen University by Anne Robertson and Dimitrios Sferopoulos from EDINA on 25th April 2017

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Digimap for Schools - an excellent digital resource for Social Studies and much more!

  1. 1. An excellent digital resource for Social Studies and much more! University of Aberdeen 25th April 2017 Anne Robertson and Dimitrios Sferopolous EDINA, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. EDINA: serving research & education across the UK 2
  3. 3. Other Digimap(s) 3
  4. 4. Key Features • Online mapping service designed for schools • Ordnance Survey mapping for all of GB at many different zoom levels • Historic mapping 1890s and 1950s • Aerial photography • Geograph photographs • Pupils can add their own labels, text boxes, markers, photos, graphs, points from csv • Measure distances, areas • Buffer points and lines • Create A3 and A4 maps for printing or use in ppts/docs 4
  5. 5. Service set up • Online service, no software installation or data management • Browser based – PC, laptop, iPad, Smartboard • One login per school – limitless number of users • Can be used out of school e.g. at home or outdoor learning centres 5
  6. 6. Who’s Using… 2672 schools across GB – 178 Scottish secondaries – 1041 English secondaries – 29 Welsh secondaries 6
  7. 7. Key messages • Superb resource for Geography • Many other areas within CforE – Numeracy (measurement, area, scale) – Social Studies incl History – Sciences – Biology – Outdoor Learning – Health & Well Being • Digital Technology 7
  8. 8. Es and Os • SOC 3-14a I can use a range of maps and geographical information systems to gather, interpret and present conclusions and can locate a range of features within Scotland, UK, Europe and the wider world. • SOC 4-05b I can evaluate the changes which have taken place in an industry in Scotland’s past and can debate their impact. • SOC 4-10b I can explain the development of the main features of an urban area in Scotland or elsewhere and can evaluate the implications for the society concerned. • SOC 4-14a I can use specialized maps and geographical information systems to identify patterns of human activity and physical processes. • MNU 3-11a I can solve practical problems by applying my knowledge of measure, choosing the appropriate units and degree of accuracy for the task and using a formula to calculate area or volume when required. 8
  9. 9. What you can do with Digimap for Schools 9
  10. 10. Land Use Mapping 10
  11. 11. Calculating Building Density 11
  12. 12. Flow line maps 12
  13. 13. Proportional circles 13
  14. 14. Map based presentation 14
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  16. 16. CforE resources 16
  17. 17. You can use it! • For lesson planning • In school on placement • On smartboard with pupil participation or in ICT lab • No sales pitch from you! Demo & exercise…… http://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/schools/Resources/flyers/DFSActivities.pdf 17

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