Educators setting up their GigaPans during a professional development workshop. Photo: ASSET STEM Education
Educators setting up their GigaPans during a professional development workshop. Photo: ASSET STEM Education

GigaPlanning, a cross-curriucular project of ASSET STEM Education, is a program that uses GigaPan photography and images to introduce technology concepts to students through interactive, hands-on activities that promote interest in STEM subjects.

GigaPlanning, a cross-curricular project of ASSET STEM Education, is a program that uses GigaPan photography and images to introduce technology concepts to students through interactive, hands-on activities that promote interest in STEM subjects. Developed in part by Carnegie Mellon University and NASA, GigaPan technology allows users to take and explore ultra-high resolution photographs and share them online in a cooperative community.

ASSET STEM Education’s GigaPlanning program educates teachers through professional development workshops about the technology and how to implement it in the classroom to teach students about robotics, digital photography and computer technology. These lesson plans that program participants develop are then archived and shared with other educators in future workshops and online, helping to build an infrastructure for learning with the interactive technology.

GigaPlanning was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by The Sprout Fund