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
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.