The Rendez-vous RÉCIT: digital cartography in geography

The webinar hosted by Steve Quirion of the National Social Story Service is the first in the RÉCIT Virtual Rendezvous series where the students themselves presented their project in the form of a workshop.

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On March 19, the third virtual Rendez-vous du RÉCIT was held. Six free workshops were offered online in order to introduce educational actors to various themes that could be explored within the framework of the Digital education action plan. The recordings of these workshops as well as the resources presented will be available on the RÉCIT website.

The webinar hosted by Steve Quirion of the National Social Story Service is the first in the RÉCIT Virtual Rendezvous series where the students themselves presented their project in the form of a workshop. In fact, students from Le Sommet school, including a member of the TacTIC Squad, explained how digital cartography makes it possible to explore the world, to create, to document and to illustrate geographic issues.

The TacTIC Squad, which was created 5 years ago, is made up of students who have received training in the use of the tablet in order to help adults and young people in the school.

Use Google My Maps in class

The first activity of the webinar was aimed at understanding the manipulation of maps with geographic issues. Then, the pupils presented the various possibilities of Google My Maps : how to create a map, how to work on it from different geographic scales and how to add or modify a landmark. Webinar attendees were then invited to experience a collaborative activity on a map. Finally, the activity ended with the presentation of examples of tasks to be experimented with in class. To access these, you can consult the presentation of the webinar.

You can also access the content of the social training course on the RÉCIT website.

We also invite you to watch this video on the experience of Le Sommet school.

Interdisciplinary tools

Several webinar participants mentioned that they will integrate the tools and activities presented in areas other than geography. Given the ease of use of Google My Maps, the possibilities are numerous.

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Maryline Barrette Dubé
A graduate of a bachelor's degree in public communication, a “marketer” for more than 15 years, Maryline has been working to promote École branchée's activities and to publicize the organization's mandate since 2018. She is a devoted mother, an assumed epicurean. and IPA lover who, in her spare time, enjoys blog.

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