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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Administrators of an ArcGIS Online Organization account have important responsibilities. They control all permissions and settings in the Org, including invitations, entry, and privileges. So I am astonished when teachers seek assistance because the ONLY admin in the Org has left the school. I'm gobsmacked when I learn it happened months ago. Good… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Last week, Minnesota lost a key player in the rise of GIS in K12 education. Scott Freburg retired from the MN Dept of Education. But the state hasn't lost as much as it might seem. Freburg has been a difference-maker, and such folks often stick around, making more waves.   He had his first experiences with remote sensing and GIS in college in the… (Show more)
tbaker-esristaff
Our February Teacher Video Challenge awardee is Jack Buckley from Cohasset, MA!  Well done, Jack!  Check out Jack's video and submit your own entry to the challenge.
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lorihare
If you are looking for high quality professional development to help you add GIS to enhance what you already teach, please visit http://www.pod-stem.org/where/ to see if there are workshops being offered near you. We are now recruiting. You will gain valuable skills and earn up to $1250 for full participation in this NSF-funded program. Contact… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
For over 25 years, students in school have learned "standard classroom content" using GIS. Some have honed their skills further through research projects as club activities, or submitted independent work to competitions. And students in elementary, middle, and high school have engaged in service projects, making a real difference in their… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Hi ArcGIS Online users!   I wanted to take a quick minute to provide some information on a recent issue that has been impacting many ArcGIS Online users over the last month who use Google Chrome.    Description In the Content page in ArcGIS Online, the Add Item pane doesn’t work in some circumstances. No failure message appears; when the Add… (Show more)
tbaker-esristaff
Technically, it's the wrong Pi but hey, it's close enough for Pi Day.....   For those schools and after school clubs that use Raspberry Pi micro-computers, I've posted a working set of  instructions to get the ArcGIS API for Python running on a Pi 3.  See the draft.   Happy Pi Day!
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tbaker-esristaff
This is a one-hour virtual jumpstart workshop with limited seating for K12 teachers or K12 IT staff only. Each participant will set-up a Python “stack” on their personal computer. We will include the ArcGIS API for Python in your stack, run pre-built programs, and write two simple programs: one that creates a map and one that performs an… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Across USA, educators are changing the landscape. In 2009, Esri launched Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS (or "T3G"), an institute for educators wanting to help other educators use GIS for instruction. In T3G, exploring the latest GIS capacities goes hand-in-hand with attention to classroom content, demos of instructional strategies, discussions of… (Show more)
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