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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Struggling to engage students who are stuck at home? Esri offers mapping and analysis tools free to schools for instruction. "But, I'm a 'suddenly-teaching-parent,' while my kids' teachers are trying to learn to teach online! We need something relevant, and interesting, and fast!"   "Mapping Hour" is a collection of 20 informal one-hour… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
In a world turned upside down, here is some stability. The ArcGIS School Bundle will be renewed through July 2025, at no cost to users. All School Bundle licenses showing any online or desktop use in the last couple of years will be automatically renewed. Existing ArcGIS Online subscription users and their content will be maintained. Users do not… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
In summer 2012, teachers sufficiently skilled in desktop GIS could let an anonymous user create point data in an online map. I demonstrated this in the blog "Crowdsource Your Fieldwork," using a "breakfast beverage map."     At the time, it was exciting, but tedious; documenting the steps to create a feature service, publish it, make it… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Last week (see Fun with GIS 262) I posted strategies for schools to consider when disruption happens. School closings (and more) across the states (and globally) in the wake of Coronavirus/COVID-19 call for even more attention. Since many people are hurriedly shifting instructional tactics, here are some frequently asked questions.   Q: "I see on… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Disruptions come in all magnitudes, durations, formats, causes, and degree of foreseeability. After coping with life trauma and handling the logistics around disruptions great and small, how can GIS help students engage in school, learn, even progress? Esri provides schools and districts a great raft of free content, tools, and instructional… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Science relies on facts. We may differ in interpretations, but we should be able to agree on facts … gravity, temperature, numbers of items in a set, and so on. Facts are scientifically observable and describable by others.   Asked about a news item, one of my high school teachers asked "Is he lying if he points to his legs and says 'blood flows… (Show more)
cluebbering
Click to view contentEach month we feature GeoMentor volunteers to showcase the wonderful talent available in our community to assist K-12 schools. Read our full collection of GeoMentor spotlights online. Want to be featured? Information is available on our program website. Name: Michael Camponovo Position/Job and Affiliation: GIS Outreach Coordinator, Geography… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Adults ask “What can K12 students do with GIS besides following step-by-step instructions to a pre-determined result?” Quite a lot, I suggest, if one examines the research and product from Esri’s competition for high school and middle school students.   The ArcGIS Online Competition for US High School and Middle School Students is in only its… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Training to be a teacher, I learned that I did not need to invent from scratch every part of every lesson every day. I needed instead to be able to identify good resources and know how best to use them for my specific needs. Back before personal computers, it was challenging and time consuming just to find good content, and then to grasp, tweak,… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
The "best event in town" for a GIS-using K12 teacher just got better for those at a school with an ArcGIS School Bundle. K12 teachers attached to the Bundle can attend all four days of the Esri Education Summit for $100.   The Education Summit features two days, Saturday plus Sunday, just with educators, in plenary sessions, user presentations,… (Show more)
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