We’ve put together a series of 4 short guides on using Digimap for Schools. The guides are intended to be worked through over 4 weeks and new subscribers to the service will be sent one each week, post sign-up. Each guide takes just 10 minutes and by week 4, you’ll be making the most of the cross-curricular potential that Digimap for Schools offers.
We guide you sequentially through key features and provide short videos to demonstrate each function. A short practise exercise plus links to some of our lesson ideas are included.
Have a look and let us know what you think!
- Week 1 Maps and Places Get to grips with the essentials of searching, zooming and viewing our range of maps – contemporary, historic and aerial.
- Week 2 Making your mark Find out how to add text, shapes, symbols and images to your maps. Create prints in different sizes and formats. Organise your maps into folders for different classes or projects.
- Week 3 The numbers Check out how to find a grid reference and measure map features. Add measurement labels to any shapes and lines you create.
Week 3 – add measurement labels.
Remember we have lots of resources, written by curriculum experts, with great ideas for using Digimap for Schools. Browse by subject and level at our resources site:
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We really value your feedback so let us know if we can improve these, or if there are any other resources that we can provide to help you get mapping!
Geograph images as viewed in Digimap for Schools
You can now view images from the Geograph project in Digimap for Schools.Â Geograph aims to collect images for every grid square in Great Britain. So far more than 5 million images have been contributed.
Just click the Geograph icon on the toolbar to start searching and viewing images. Our search facility offers suggestions as you type to aid your explorations.Â A short help video is available on Â YouTube, to help you get started.
Dr Paula Owens has authored some fantastic new learning resources to accompany the new Geograph feature. Â They have lots of ideas to inspire you to use the images. Landscape Alphabet has some fun ideas on using the images in Key Stage 1 to support language development. There are three resources aimed at Key Stage 2; A focus on rivers, Flooding and Other Hazards, and Photographic! There’s also a Getting Started resource with lots of suggestions for searching.Â All resources include ideas for linking in literacy and numeracy.
We hope you will find Geograph a useful tool and enjoy viewing the wonderful images that are available. Do send us your feedback and any examples of fun images you find!
Hi folks, we have planned a series of webinars in April and May.
Webinars are free to attend. They are open to all schools subscribed to Digimap for Schools Â and anyone interested in learning more about the service.Â To join a webinar, you must register toÂ book your place.
To see more details on the webinar content and register, click the link after the webinar of interest to you.
Hope to see you there!
- Tuesday, April 25th, 4:15pm to 4:45pm.Â Getting Started with Digimap for Schools
- Wednesday, April 26th, 4:15pm to 4:45pm.Â Getting Started with Digimap for Schools (Ofsted 3&4 Schools)
- Tuesday, May 2nd, 4:15pm to 4:45pm. Using Annotations and Creating Land Use maps in Digimap for Schools
- Wednesday, May 10th, 4:15pm to 4:45pm.Â Using Digimap for Schools for Fieldwork
- Tuesday, May 16th, 4:15pm toÂ 4:45pm. Ideas for primary teaching with Digmap for Schools
If you have any questions about attending a webinar, or would like to suggest topics for future webinars, please comment below or get in touch with the Digimap for Schools Helpdesk â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org