Digimap for Schools webinars are free, short online training sessions that you can attend from the comfort of your desk.  Webinars allow you to watch demonstrations and ask questions.  All that is required, is a computer (or tablet) connected to the internet with speakers.  Webinars are scheduled regularly throughout term time.

To join a webinar, you must register to book your place.  To register, click the link after the webinar you want to attend.  Webinars are free to attend and open to all schools subscribed to Digimap for Schools and anyone interested in learning more about the service.

We cover a range of topics, if you have any requests or suggestions for topics, please contact the Digimap for Schools Helpdesk – digimap.schools@ed.ac.uk

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars will last 20 – 30 mins.  Scroll down to read descriptions of the webinar topics.

Recordings of the webinars will be made available on the Digimap for Schools YouTube Channel

Getting started with Digimap for Schools

Have you recently subscribed your school to Digimap for Schools? Are you wondering how to get started with viewing maps and using the various tools available? This webinar will provide an introduction to the service and show how to the get the best out of your subscription.

Using Digimap for Schools for fieldwork

Digimap for Schools is an excellent resource for fieldwork at all levels. You can prepare for trips and use the annotation tools to present data finding once you and your pupils are back in class.

In this webinar you will learn about maps and tools available in Digimap for Schools that can be used to help support your pupil’s fieldwork.

Creating Land Use Maps

In this webinar you will learn about using the maps and annotation tools in Digimap for Schools to map urban and rural land use. This webinar is aimed at secondary level field and course work e.g National 4/5, Higher/Advance higher, GCSE and A Level.  You will learn how to add shaded areas to the map to represent different types of land use and how to create a key for your map.

 Using historic mapping

Digimap for Schools offers fantastic historic mapping from the 1890s and 1950s. These wonderful maps are very valuable for looking at change over time of areas across Great Britain. The 1890s mapping shows the country at the height of the extensive rail network, supporting industry and urban growth.   1950s mapping is excellent for showing the growth of the road network, urban areas and the landscape before new towns were established.

Ideas for primary teaching with Digimap for Schools

Learn about different ways to use Digimap for Schools to teach primary level map skills, geography and any topics that talk about places in Great Britain. This webinar is aimed at Key Stage 2 and CfE second level, but ideas can be adapted for younger and older pupils.  In this webinar you will learn about the maps and tools available in Digimap for Schools that can be used in primary level teaching and ideas for lesson topics such as:

  • local area
  • map directions
  • map symbols
  • map scale and measuring distances
  • games with mapping

 Customising Maps with DFS

Digimap for Schools allows users to customise their maps, adding photographs, annotations measurements, buffers and text to their maps.  This webinar will showcase the potential of this functionality along with the ability to add ‘point’ files to your map.

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  4 Responses to “Webinars”

  1. Do you need to book onto these webinars? Or can you simply log in?
    Thanks Fiona

    • Yes, you need to register for the webinars using the ‘Book a place’ link. Links will be made available two weeks before the webinar.

  2. Will recordings of the webinars be available after they have taken place? Thanks. Rowena

    • Hi Rowena

      Not at the moment. As the webinars are quite short and are repeated on different dates, I wasn’t planning on recording them and making them available. But if you think that’s something that would be useful, I can look at recording them. In the past, we’ve made webinar recordings (from one off webinars) available on YouTube, do you think an archive of webinar recordings there would be useful?


      Edit (29/9/15) – Webinar recordings will now be made available on the Digimap for Schools YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/digimapforschools

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