Mapping Hour - resources for parents and teachers

Blog Post created by ceteagle-co-nz-esridist Employee on Apr 2, 2020

With schools closed in New Zealand and so many children learning from home Esri will be releasing  a series of 20 free informal one hour videos for use in homes/classrooms starting 7 April 2020 (NZ time). These videos will highlight interactive maps and GIS. The videos are collectively called the mapping hour and will be progressively released at esriurl.com/mappinghour (live on Tuesday). These videos will show viewers what is possible with GIS and equip them to engage young minds eager for learning opportunities.


Please let the school(s) that you geomentor and parents that you know about this website esriurl.com/mappinghour.


For more details continue reading…


The videos will be presented by Charlie Fitzpatrick, Tom Baker, Kylie Donia, and Joseph Kerski from the Esri's Education Industry team and will include:

- software tools,

- academic content, and

- instructional strategies

that help students from primary through to secondary school to learn how to spot patterns, illuminate relationships, and build captivating presentations.


The videos will cover the following software:

- ArcGIS Online,

- Survey123 for ArcGIS,

- ArcGIS Dashboards,

- ArcGIS Business Analyst Online, and

- ArcGIS StoryMaps


Resources utilised for the videos will be provided by Esri Training ServicesLearn ArcGIS, and the Esri Schools teams.


Teachers can request an ArcGIS Online account for their school via gisinschools@eagle.co.nz  #NZGISinSchools. Parents without access to ArcGIS Online can request a temporary login from Esri Schools program (temporary access expires currently expires on 31 May 2020).