digital-earth.eu: geomedia in schools
Digital-earth.eu is a Comenius network funded by EACEA and composed by 65 organizations from 17 European countries. PMF Research is one of the Italian Partners.
The Digital-earth.eu project examines the use of geographic media in schools and teachers’ education.
It promotes meaningful uses of the internet in schools, increasing the access to digital data and geoinformation available for citizens in Europe. We expect to raise teachers’ awareness and convince them of the benefits of integrating geoinformation in their classes.
Geographic media is the visualisation of the information from different media sources and is related to digital content and its processing based on place, position and location.
Many geographic media are widely used for navigation and routing purposes. Cartographic communication has never been so easy to implement, therefore 21st century school education needs to include geographic media into daily work. There is a need of innovative approaches to teaching and learning to study environments from local to global scale.
The Digital-earth.eu network links innovative centres around Europe where geographic media use is well developed. The centres share products, resources, online materials, experiences and ideas, opening them to the wide public wherever possible.
The European Centre and an accredited network of national and regional Centres of Excellence develop an online catalogue of materials, courses, publications, links and good practice scenarios.