Online resource to aid pupils’ home learning
An online teaching and learning resource is being made freely available to support school pupils worldwide during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The award-winning Digimap for Schools service – which aids teaching of geography, maths, literacy, history and data skills – is now free to all students for the remainder of the school year.
It was created by the University’s EDINA centre of excellence – which specialises in data and digital technologies – and is being made available until the end of July, to any school in the UK or overseas, for use by their teachers and pupils working at home.
Digimap for Schools is currently used by around 2,000 primary and 1,000 secondary schools across the UK.
As an online service, it requires only internet connectivity and works on any web browser on tablets and PCs. The service – which is designed for use by pupils as young as five years old – comes with learning resources aligned to Scottish, Welsh and English schools’ curricula.
It gives pupils and teachers access to a wide range of Ordnance Survey maps, as well as National Library of Scotland historical mapping, Get Mapping aerial imagery of the UK, and Collins Bartholomew World Panorama global maps.
The EDINA team is committed to offering continued support, and is running extra webinars to support teachers to use Digimap for Schools and additional learning materials.
Details of how to gain free access are available on the Digimap for Schools website:
We are delighted to be able to offer our services and resources to our existing customers and any new users, for free at this challenging time, to help support the continuation of students’ learning.
(Ed. This article was originally published on 9 Apr, 2020)