Unleashing the power of GIS and earth observation data in the classroom
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful tool for educators to enhance the teaching and learning experience in the classroom. With GIS, students can explore the world around them in a more interactive and engaging way, making connections between different subjects and understanding complex spatial relationships. By using GIS, teachers can provide real-world context to their lessons, making it easier for students to understand and retain information.
GIS can be used in a wide range of subjects, from geography and environmental science to math, social studies, and even art. This versatility makes it an important tool for educators looking to create more interdisciplinary and engaging lessons that inspire their students.
We have conducted hundreds of trainings, workshops and courses with teachers on how to implement free and open source solutions in their classes. While the content depends on the specifics of the country, its educational system and the school itself, we can offer:
- Introduction to GIS in the classroom package – we are working only with free and open software solutions and data, so you don’t have to worry about additional licenses or fees; this package includes learning materials, tools and data to start using GIS in the classroom.
- GIS for geography and history teachers – a dedicated package of resourses, training materials and ready to use data. We know where the most interesting old maps are located, and can offer you an amazing journey into those wonderful archives. Also, currently there are plenty of datasets related to geography lessons that can bring innovative technologies directly into your classroom.
- Earth Observation activities – no matter if you want to add images from NASA or ESA into the lessons or use them as digital mapping tools – we have developed a significant amaunt of resourses that can allow your students to analyze environmental challenges, disasters or climate change easily.
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Wall decor and inspiration
We help teachers to provide a dynamic and immersive learning experience by using beautiful satellite images for their classrooms. Using satellite images, infographics, and vintage maps as posters in schools can be an exciting and innovative way to enhance the learning experience of students. These visuals provide a unique and engaging way to teach a wide range of subjects, from geography to history and science.
Satellite images, for example, offer a bird’s eye view of the world, allowing students to observe and analyze different features of the earth’s surface, such as landforms, vegetation, and human settlements. Infographics, on the other hand, present complex information in a visually appealing and easy-to-understand format, making it easier for students to comprehend and remember the content. Vintage maps, with their intricate details and historical significance, can bring history to life, helping students understand the evolution of geography and civilization.
Incorporating these visuals as posters in schools can also make learning more enjoyable and stimulating. They can spark curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and inspire creativity, leading to a more interactive and memorable learning experience for students.