“Geoinformation technologies in the educational activities of a teacher” webinar was held in Murmansk

The webinar on the topic: “Geoinformation technologies educational activities of a teacher” was held on March 22, 2022 in Institute of Education Development on the Mirapolis platform as part of the implementation of a Set of measures aimed at the development of children's tourism in the Murmansk Region for 2022-2024, approved by Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Murmansk Region No. 1913 dated 12/30/2021.

As part of the webinar, Claudia Nechaeva, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, head of Murmansk Regional RGS Branch Youth club paid special attention to the development of modern forms and methods of education using mobile geographic information systems and the prospects of using them for activating cognitive activity of students.

Olga Karaseva, teacher of the Secondary school No. 1 named after M.A. Pogodin” (located in Polarny) prepared a report on an innovative approach to the educational work of a teacher, presenting GPS-art technology in detail. The schoolchildren dedicated one of their walks to the 160th anniversary of Nikolai Knipovich and “drew” a polar whale on the map.


Olga Karaseva's report. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva

Klaudia Kabalyuk, methodologist of the City Museum of Local Lore of Polyarny made a report on the development of interactive forms of museum activities and excursions to the sights of the city using the application IZI.TRAVEL . The museum received a Presidential grant to develop thematic quests dedicated to the history of the city.


Report by Klaudia Kabalyuk. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva

Maria Kovaleva, a teacher of the Murmansk Gymnasium No. 9, talked about how to organize local history activities of students with the help of geocaching. The game “Steps of the Leninsky District” has become one of the most significant events for parents and seventh graders of the gymnasium.


Report by Maria Kovaleva. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva

Her report was supplemented by Olesya Vinogradova, a teacher of the Murmansk School No. 58, specifying the pedagogical technique for using QR codes when studying spatial data on a certain topic.


Report by Olesya Vinogradova. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva

Lyubov Semenova, the teacher-organizer of the Murmansk Pervomaisky House of Children's Art talked about the technology of developing a combined relay race "Labyrinth". She described the logic of changing tasks over the past three years and justified the involvement of different age groups of students in the event.


Report by Lyubov Semenova. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva

Tatiana Tumarova, the teacher-organizer of the Murmansk Pervomaisky House of Children's Art, spoke about the importance of geoinformation data for thematic educational quests.

Anna Safronova, a teacher of the Kola Transport College, made a report on the programs with geographical information used in lessons and classes on natural science subjects.


Report by Anna Safronova. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva

Denis Moiseev, Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Chairman of the Murmansk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society summarized the information provided by teachers. He thanked all the participants for their interesting reports and for the great contribution they make to the development of spatial thinking among schoolchildren. He also mentioned that he has been working with geoinformation technologies for more than 25 years and is ready, together with colleagues, to provide comprehensive support to teachers and schoolchildren in the development of geographical education, including GIS, in the Murmansk region.


Speech by Denis Moiseev. Screenshot provided by K. Nechaeva