Last Friday and Saturday (13 – 14 April) the Digimap for Schools team joined the Ordnance Survey on their stand at the GA Conference in Manchester. It was a fantastic couple of days and we welcomed many visitors to the stand. In fact, some people had to come back on the Saturday to see us because the stand had been too busy when they stopped by on Friday!
Digimap for Schools received lots of positive feedback from teachers currently using the service and those interested in signing up. Visitors were impressed with the new enhancements released a couple of weeks ago (read about them here) and were very interested in the new secondary and primary teaching resources recently added (download resources here)
It was an excellent conference for us, providing a great opportunity to meet new and familiar teachers to demonstrate the service and to hear feedback from those already using it.
The Education team from Ordnance Survey also held a workshop on Friday afternoon demonstrating Digimap for Schools. The room was crammed full of eager teachers to hear about the history and development of Digimap for Schools, as well as getting chance to have a hands-on session to have a look at the service themselves.
From the buzz on various blogs and Twitter, I don’t think we were the only people to think that the conference was fantastic, a job really well done by the GA!