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  • Introduction to an ICT based cross curricular resource for BEd students

    School of Education, University of Strathclyde

    5th October 2015

    Anne Robertson & Carol BlackwoodEDINA, University of Edinburgh


  • EDINA: serving research & education across the UK @ the University of Edinburgh


  • Other Digimap(s)

  • Digimap for Schools Key FeaturesOnline mapping service designed for schoolsPrint maps anywhere in GB at many different zoom levelsHistoric mapping 1890s (coming soon 1950s)Pupils can annotate maps by adding labels, markers, photos, graphsMeasure areas and distancesCreating buffers around points/linesAnnotations can be saved and retrievedCreate print A3 & A4 print filesCreate image files for use in ppt/docs

  • Digimap for Schools set upOnline service, no software installation or data managementBrowser based PC, laptop, iPad, SmartboardOne login per school limitless number of users per schoolCan be used out of school (e.g. at home or outdoor learning centre)Easy online registration process with immediate accessAnnual subscription charge69 Primary

  • Service uptake2415 schools across GB

    1370 English primariesonly 30 Scottish primaries

  • Our key messagesRelevant to many broad areas within the Curriculum for Excellence

    Numeracy (measurement)Historical eventsOutdoor LearningProjects (wild life)Health & Well Being (Walk a Mile)Innovative learning through ICT

  • Experiences and OutcomesSOC 1-14a Through activities in my local area, I have developed my mental map and sense of place. I can create and use maps of the area.SOC 1-13a Having explored the landscape of my local area, I can describe the various ways in which land has been used.SOC 1-02a By exploring places, investigating artefacts and locating them in time, I have developed an awareness of the ways we remember and preserve Scotlands history.SOC 1-03a I can use evidence to recreate the story of a place or individual of local historical interest.SOC 2-02a I can interpret historical evidence from a range of periods to help to build a picture of Scotlands heritage and my sense of chronology.

  • Experiences and OutcomesSOC 2-10 Having explored my local area, I can present information on different places to live, work and relax and interesting places to visit.SOC 213a I can explain how the physical environment influences the ways in which people use land by comparing my local area with a contrasting area.SOC 2-14a To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world.MNU 2-11c I can explain how different methods can be used to find the perimeter and area of a simple 2d shapeMTH 2-17d Having investigated where, why and how scale is used and expressed, I can apply my understanding to interpret simple models, maps and plans.

  • What you can do with Digimap for SchoolsDistance, presentation of data & change over time

  • Map based presentation of information

  • You can use it!You can access it during your studies to familiarise yourself with the service and plan lessonsYou can use it when you go into schools on placementUse it at the front of the class on smartboard or with pupils accessing it themselves on pcs/laptopsIf the school you are placed at likes it, ask them to contact EDINA to find out about subscribingIt costs 69+VAT for a primary

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