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Every Student a Mapper: How to Put Open Mapping in the Classroom

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University of Colorado Boulder

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Every Student a Mapper: Teaching Geography with OpenStreetMap

Creating Awesome Mapping Projects with Free Software

Mapping in OpenStreetMap is a valuable activity, but how can you make use of it to teach geography? TeachOSM is presenting a one-day open mapping workshop for geography teachers and other educators. Come attend the [State of the Map US conference] (http://stateofthemap.us/) and a special workshop where you can develop the skills you need to put open mapping in your classroom. This hands-on workshop is free to all US State of the Map conference attendees and designed to help educators & students of all kinds to:

  • Acquire open mapping skills using OpenStreetMap
  • Use open mapping to teach geography, social sciences, and natural sciences
  • Incorporate open mapping into the AP Human Geography curriculum.

Workshop Time & Place:

The State of the Map conference takes place Fri, 20 Oct through Sun, 22 October.

  • Workshop date/time: Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 9am-4pm.
  • Workshop location: University of Colorado, Boulder

Who should attend:

  • High School, community college, and university geography teachers
  • Other educators, vocational instructors, librarians who want to teach open mapping

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Be comfortable and confident with open mapping on the OpenStreetMap platform
  • Develop mapping activities that can be replicated easily and scaled to accommodate a wide range of teachers
  • Guide students in mapping activities to meet student community service requirements

General Workshop Agenda

  • OpenStreetMap: Introduction to the Project
  • Intro to editing OSM
  • Conducting field work to collect data
  • A survey of the OpenStreetMap Toolkit
  • Tools to assess quality and assign credit
  • Organizing and event: How-To
  • Using the TeachOSM for High School modules in your class

Register Now! Click here and register as a student/academic.

Please use the special code, 'TEACHOSM' to get the reduced registration price.

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