Gigapan offers educators a malleable vehicle to initiate a worldwide conversation between people of all ages, genders, cultures, and languages so that they become knowledgeable about their own environment and understand and care about the issues facing the world today.
The Gigapan Curriculum project enables professors, teachers and instructors to teach their students how to take panoramic HD images, and share them around the world. Over 2,500 students are trained worldwide in almost 100 schools or other organizations, helping Gigapan to develop curriculum for kindergarten to post-college levels, with topics ranging from natural sciences and architecture, to creative writing and mathematics.
The following curriculum is designed to make Gigapan technology accessible to all teachers and students. It is divided into two main categories:
a) Those in which students are “consumers” of Gigapan images. These projects are accessible to all and do not require using the panohead.
b) Those in which students are “producers” of Gigapan images who use the panohead to take images with specific educational intent.
These unit plans are the work of many teachers in a variety of settings. As with any curricular plans, teachers can adapt them to suit their own needs, incorporate them into larger projects, or use an enhancement to existing curriculum. A Blank Project Template allows instructors to develop their own projects and share them in a universal format with the Gigapan community of educators.
Please visit these links to get started and learn more about using Gigapan in the classroom.
I. Orientation: How to use existing Gigapan images to enhance learning
II. Shooting Gigapan Panoramas: A Robot and Camera Guide
III. Introduce Gigapan to Students: Ideas for the classroom
IV. The Project Index: Choosing a project for your classroom (Quick links below)
V. Designing a project: A blank project template and considerations for creating a new projectIf you have any comments, questions, feedback or ways we can further enhance project development and design, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Quick Links to The Project Index|
|Title||Level of School||Use Robot?||Discipline|
|Science Lab Do's and Don'ts||Middle/High School||Optional||Science|
|Contrast and Comparison of State and Local Water||Middle/High School||Yes||Science|
|World Environment Day Student Summit Discussion||High School||No||Science|
|Classification: Nine Phyla of the Animal Kingdom||Middle School||Optional||Science|
|Land Art and Nature Preservation Awareness||Middle School||Yes||Science|
|Teatro Estático (Static Theatre)||High School||Yes||Language Arts|
|Descriptive||Middle School||Optional||Language Arts|
|Descriptive Writing Project||Elementary/ Middle School||No||Language Arts|
|Waste Management 2011||High School||Yes||Science|
|Waste Management 2010||High School||Yes||Science|
|Global Health 2011||Middle/High School||Optional||Social Studies|
|Nutrition and Markets||Middle School||Optional||Science|
|Alimentation/ Nutrition||Middle School||Optional||Science|
|Studio of Nina Weiss||High School||No||Art|
|Beautiful Stuff: Self Portraits||Elementary School||Yes||Art|
|Discovering Vincent van Gogh||Middle School||No||Art|
|World of Diversity||Elementary School||No||Social Studies|
|Walk Two Moons||Middle School||No||Language Arts|
|Travels Through Literature||Elementary School||No||Language Arts|
|Nuestra Vida Escolar 2010||Middle School||No||Social Studies|
|Sur le chemin de l'école||Middle/High School||No||Social Studies|
|School Daily Activities 2010-2011||Middle/High School||No||Social Studies|
|What Does a "School" Look Like?||High School||Optional||Social Studies|
|Do You Know the History of Your School?||High School||No||Social Studies|
|Andrew Street High School||High School||No||Social Studies|
|Inca||High School||No||Social Studies|
|Ancient Civilizations||High School||Yes||Social Studies|
|Architecture||Middle School||No||Social Studies|
|The New Deal||High School||No||Social Studies|
|Compare/Contrast African and American Cultures||Elementary School||Yes||Social Studies|
|Fractions, Decimals, Percents||Middle School||No||Math|
|Mean Median Mode||Middle School||No||Math|
|Solving Equations||Middle School||No||Math|
|What's the angle here?||Middle School||Yes||Math|
|Unit Price||Middle School||Optional||Math|
|How much is milk in other places?||Middle School||No||Math|
|Why Safety?||Middle School||No||Science|
|Strip Mining||Middle School||No||Science|
|WV Coal Project||Middle/High School||No||Science|
|Windmill Project||Upper Elementary School||Yes||Science|
|Neighborhood Improvement||High School||Yes||Social Studies|
|Stories in the Rock||Elementary/Middle/High School||No||Social Studies|
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For qualified applicants, Gigapan will offer the opportunity to purchase a Gigapan EPIC or EPIC 100 with a discount of 20% off the listed price. To learn more about how you can apply for the Gigapan Education and Research Incentive, please contact us.
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