When I spotted a great tweet from Rob Chambers (@RobGeog) the otherÂ week on how they use Digimap for Schools in GCSE Controlled Assessment at St Ivo School, I seized the chance to get some examples of what they’re up to. Â Rob was kind enough, despite the chaos of a new term, to provide a list of how they use the service. Â It’s brilliant to see how many way Digimap for Schools can be used. Â Rob’s ideas are listed below, hopefully you will find inspiration for how you can be making the most of Â Digimap for Schools for Controlled Assessment.
Huge thanks for Rob for the details!
We use Digimap in a number of ways specifically for GCSE Controlled Assessment
Our GCSE Controlled Assessment is usually based on urban studies in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Examples of use include:
* Creating base maps for use in data collection sheets which students are then able to map evidence on during fieldwork.
* Students will then use Digimap to access maps which they can then insert in Word or similar and use to present data – there are various examples below – these particular ones are examples I have created for PowerPoints but they are in effect what the students have gone on to do.
* creating flow lines on top of the maps (to show traffic flows)
* using as a base map to locate other data presentation techniques in terms of where the data refers to (to help with analysing spatial differences)
* students also use the distance tool to calculate relevant distances.
* students also use Digimap as a simple GIS – e.g. work on land-use in the CBD last year – during data collection they had a blank map from Digimap to mark on land-use – then back in the computer room they used tools on Digimap to draw polygons around the individual buildings and shade according to different land-use types (example given below is a student one which was saved in digimap).
* this year we have been looking at traffic management – students had a base map in the town for identifying where things were such as double yellow lines, cycle racks etc. and took pictures – back in the classroom they have then again used tools in Digimaps to add a layer using symbols to show the location of these.