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How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 StudentsWednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST REGISTER at edWeb.net Presented by Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager, Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools, VA Hosted by Melissa Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SETDA
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"How can my class collaborate in ArcGIS Online?" This is an inspiringly frequent question. The good news is that there are several key ways, but they need careful attention to process to work well.   The number one wrong expectation by ArcGIS Online novices is that the basic Map Viewer works just like a "collaborative word processor," with many… (Show more)
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Folks:   I am teaching the following course through eNet Learning that begins right after New Year's Day 2018:   This course will enable participants to understand why stories can be effectively told with today’s interactive, web-based story maps, learn how to teach and assess student work with story maps, and learn how to create story maps that… (Show more)
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Dec 4-10, 2017, is Computer Science Education Week. Fans of GIS will find options in the two-page document “GIS for Coders”http://esri.box.com/gisforcoders (or http://k12.maps.arcgis.com => “06.Apps & Programming”). Quick to lengthy experiences at three levels await.   In “Part 1: Explore Maps, Users, and Missions,” students can check out a… (Show more)
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On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, pummeling the island's people, human infrastructure, and natural environment. In following weeks, companies gathered aerial imagery which multiple organizations used to understand the damage and help plan and coordinate the rescue and recovery efforts. On Oct.11, using post hurricane… (Show more)
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Opportunities abound for use of GIS by students in schools and clubs, and for their leaders. Education about these does too. Herewith a cornucopia of links to key items:   GeoInquiries provide a feast of intro GIS activities in key classroom content areas, requiring no login, download, or install, at http://www.esri.com/geoinquiries Getting… (Show more)
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Curation of spatial data is an important topic for anyone working in GIS, particularly with the advent of web GIS.  In this dynamic environment, services behind the layers in any online map could change, rendering components of that map unusable.  Yes, even your maps and mine.  Let’s make an example of a weather map tied to a lesson that I created… (Show more)
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"All our K-5 students are doing at least one GIS activity per year." That's according to Eric Cromwell, coordinator of elementary science for Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. "Most are doing multiple activities using GIS in their annual curriculum. Some are just to orient kids to where things are. Kindergarten has three activities… (Show more)
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Some teachers know, a month ahead of time, exactly what their class will cover, and even how it will work, minute-by-minute. Not Jason Smolinski, at Fairfax (VA) High School. His five sections of 12th grade GIS sometimes don't even get the same content from one period to the next. "I no longer provide written instructions ... Instead, we do a… (Show more)
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Oct 18 - It has been only a week since we launched the Hurricane Maria Mapping Project and your response has been … amazing!  Altogether, over 22,000 building damage interpretations have been contributed since October 11, and the numbers keep growing! In this week, more than 160 teams and individuals have joined.   Interpreting damage through… (Show more)
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