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New to GIS in Education?

  • Sign up for a powerful FREE ArGIS Online Organization Account here!
  • Getting Started with Online GIS for EducatorsA sequenced set of resources and activities from the Esri Education Team for those interested in teaching with GIS.
  • Everything K12 GIS: Includes instructional documents, blogs, videos of students using GIS, career highlights, and more.

Examples of lessons to modify

  • Educational Resources: Resource Collections for Schools, Higher Education, Project Based Learning, and Supporting Materials. Includes links to curriculum, instructional activities and more.
  • Instructional Materials: A variety of subject-focused, standards-based instructional materials is available to enhance inquiry-based learning with students. All activities are free and completely online. The instructional materials require no installations or logins and are device neutral.
  • More about GeoInquiriesThe additional power of GeoInquiries is mixing and matching the maps and data layers from multiple collections. The GeoInquiry tables of contents are located on this one page to enable easy and quick access to all GeoInquiry activities and maps.

Teaching and Learning Resources

  • LDC Task Templates for Writing – The Literacy Design Collaborative. Downloadable resources, including rubrics for scoring student written arguments.
  • Ambitious Science Teaching – NSF-funded project from the University of Washington. Tools to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.
  • Teaching Channel – Classroom videos to spur professional conversation about teaching and learning.
  • Talk Science TERC – NSF-funded project from TERC. Classroom videos and resources to help teachers foster students’ academically productive talk.

Esri Resources for Teachers

  • Esri Press Desk Copy Request Form: Complimentary copies of Esri Press titles to educators with US addresses only. It says “to augment college and university courses,” but they share with K12 educators as well. Limit 3 titles every 4 months per educator.
  • GeoNet: GeoNet is the place where you can share, chat, and collaborate on all things geo. It’s your chance to connect with other geospatial enthusiasts around the world. Be sure to set up your profile.

Esri Resources for ArcGIS Online

Esri/ArcGIS Tutorials

Mobile Apps for GIS

Note these are links to Google Play, not Apple Store.

Other Resources

Other GIS Resources

  • Google’s suite of Geo Tools enable simple map creation and visualizations.
  • OpenStreetMap – free, editable map of the world built by volunteers and released with an open-content license
  • MapStory – free atlas everyone can edit as an open educational resource. Includes ability to create Map Stories

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