The Digital-Earth Network
Working Group:Science through digital learningCountry:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United KingdomLanguages:Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, SpanishAge of students (target group/s):13-14, 15-18Links, resources:
The multinational network aims at providing broad access to resources, promoting innovation and best practice in the implementation of geographic (geo-)media as a digital learning environment for school learning and teaching in several scientific fields (Earth science, Environmental sciences, Geography, Technology, Education).Strong points and opportunities:• Learning resources and materials are being collected and shared through a geo-service platform offered at the website.
• Metadata and geo-coding is added to the materials produced by European teachers and teacher training institutions.
• Learning materials such as geo-data, digital maps or mapping services, lesson plans and learning modules including geo-media are available from the geo-service.
• The materials and modules are available for different learning levels and age groups.Limitations:No particular limitations are recognized.Added value with regards to the 3 topics of the MASS project:This is a very powerful selection of tools for the teachers, practically a digital library. It comes to meet a need that was highlighted in the research conducted be MASS, where teachers stated they lack a satisfactory digital tool library they can use in the classroom.Any prerequisites needed:PCs, Internet connection