[OSGeo-Edu] Restarting our conversations and collaborative efforts

Monika Rusztecka UNEP/GRID-Warszawa monika at gridw.pl
Sat Jul 10 09:55:50 EDT 2010

Dear Charlie, Dear List,

In the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre we conduct project called EduGIS Academy 
which aim is to promote use of the GIS tools in secondary schools for 
environmental subjects (Geography, Biology).
As a result of whole project we will develop Guide for teachers in 
Polish and English. Guide will include scenarios and working templates 
for teachers and pupils referenced to school curricula. Of course  
testing data and tools will be included. We focus on QGIS as a Desktop 
GIS tool and Google Earth. Also some on-line tools are under our 
interest (ESRI ArcGIS on-line but now we test it). Guidebook will be 
completed in June 2011 but some examples will be ready much earlier. 
They will be public.
Does any of you dear Educators have any experiences with GIS 
at-secondary-schools approaches? I would love to share experiences in 
that matter especially in the field of pupils’ key-qualifications in GIS 
and ICT (also sometimes called GeoICT).

Set of educational exercises is available under CASCADOSS Project 
– Day 3 /Hands-on session – examples of use of GIS OSS for environmental 
applications with LiveDVD  and the Workshop DVD.//
/Also, national resources from:
Belgium (http://www.cascadoss.eu/be/index.php?title=Hoofdpagina) ,
Hungary (http://cascadoss.competterra.com/cascadoss.php?home)
are available.

Let me know if it is ok :) and I will add these resources to EDU-related 
materials at OSGeo

With kind regards

Monika Rusztecka
Head of the GIS Unit
Environmental Information Centre UNEP/GRID-Warsaw
8 Sobieszynska Street, 00-764 Warsaw, Poland
phone: (+48 22) 840 6664 ext. 115; fax: (+48 22) 851 6201
e-mail: monika at gridw.pl, http://www.gridw.pl

W dniu 2010-07-10 14:20, Charlie Schweik pisze:
> Dear OSGeo edu colleagues:
> I'd like to try and restart our collective action efforts.
> 1) If you have any new OSGeo edu-related material to make public, please
> consider adding to our inventory system [1, 2]. We've only had one entry
> for 2010 -- There must be material out there! Please upload metadata and
> links, or contact me if you're willing to put the content you've
> developed out on the group's Subversion system so others can derive new
> versions from them.
> 2) I'd like to hold some kind of conference call in July (perhaps over
> Skype?) for a subset of OSGeo edu people who are interested in
> discussing group direction and efforts. Let's get some energy back into
> the group and some momentum before the FOSS4G conference!
> Thanks all-
> Charlie Schweik
> [1] http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content
> [2] https://www.osgeo.org/node/add/edu-content
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