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Introduction to an ICT based cross curricular resource for PGDE Geography


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Presentation given at St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow on 19th January 2017 by Anne Robertson, EDINA, University of Edinburgh about the Digimap for School service.

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Introduction to an ICT based cross curricular resource for PGDE Geography

  1. 1. Introduction to an ICT based cross curricular resource for PGDE Geography St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow 19th January 2017 Anne Robertson EDINA, University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. EDINA: serving research & education across the UK • @ the University of Edinburgh
  3. 3. Other Digimap(s)
  4. 4. Digimap for Schools – Key Features • Online mapping service designed for schools • Print maps anywhere in GB at many different zoom levels • Historic mapping 1890s and 1950s • Aerial photography • Pupils can annotate maps by adding labels, markers, photos, graphs, uploading points from a file • Measure areas and distances • Creating buffers around points/lines • Annotations can be saved and retrieved • Create print A3 & A4 print files • Create image files for use in ppt/docs
  5. 5. Digimap for Schools set up • Online service, no software installation or data management • Browser based – PC, laptop, iPad, Smartboard • One login per school – limitless number of users per school • Can be used out of school (e.g. at home or outdoor learning centre) • Easy online registration process with immediate access • Annual subscription charge
  6. 6. Service uptake 2642 schools across GB •174 Scottish secondaries •983 English secondaries
  7. 7. Our key messages • Superb resource for Geography Nat and 5 Value Added Units • Relevant to many broad areas within the Curriculum for Excellence - Numeracy (measurement) - Social Studies (Geography History) - Sciences (Biology) - Outdoor Learning - Health & Well Being (Walk a Mile) - Innovative learning through ICT
  8. 8. Experiences and Outcomes • 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.
  9. 9. What you can do with Digimap for Schools Measurement, presentation of data & change over time
  10. 10. Use at Barrhead Academy Looking at land use change
  11. 11. Planning/Decision Making • Relief • Landscapes • Land use • Measuring
  12. 12. Rural Land Use Mapping
  13. 13. Rural Land Use Mapping Urban Land Use Mapping  
  14. 14. Calculating Building Density
  15. 15. Flow line maps
  16. 16. Proportional circles
  17. 17. Map based presentation of information
  18. 18. CforE resources
  19. 19. You can use it! • You can access it during your studies to familiarise yourself with the service and plan lessons • You can use it when you go into schools on placement • Use it at the front of the class on smartboard or with pupils accessing it themselves on pcs/laptops • If the school you are placed show an interest in the service, ask them to contact EDINA to find out about subscribing • Demo then exercise ces/flyers/DFSActivities.pdf