This paper proposes an integration framework for an interactive GIS tutor (IGIST) application in poorly resourced schools. A content analysis of 35 countries, a national online survey (n=222) as well as teacher interviews (n=10) informed this study. Models such as the Technology Integration Planning model (TIP), Rogers’s diffusion model and the Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge model (TPACK) provided the theoretical background. After the said framework was theoretically evaluated, a quasi-experiment was performed in nine classes. Focus group interviews (n=6), teacher interviews (n=6) and evaluation forms (n=149) evaluated the viability of the IGIST integration framework.