What is TeachOSM?
TeachOSM is an online resource to assist educators at all levels to introduce open source mapping using the OpenStreetMap platform in the classroom. Individual instructors are encouraged to make use of the instructional materials provided here to develop assignments for their particular discipline and curricular needs. This site provides the resources help instructors identify, assign, manage and grade a mapping assignment. This site also includes training documentation for both the instructor and students.
What is OpenStreetMap?
OpenStreetMap is the free and open web map of the world. Anyone can edit OpenStreetMap and it supports a level of granularity not common to maps produced by official agencies. Because of that, OpenStreetMap is an ideal platform for teaching the fundamentals of geography, such as place, space, and location.