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GeoInquiries are free, short, pre-constructed classroom activities on standard classroom content using ArcGIS Online. They are easy for teachers to use as is or to adapt. "Level One" activities require a device with internet connection but no install, no download, no login, just choose and use; "Level Two" activities require at least one login… (Show more)
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A transect is a path across an area. Geographers, both formal and informal, often follow a transect across an area to explore the changes between here and there. Sometimes the changes are close together and dramatic; other times a transect must cover a long distance before yielding a significant change in landform, land use, building style,… (Show more)
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At the 2018 Esri User Conference, two teachers received the "Making a Difference" award. They teach social studies and English at the Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy of Roosevelt High School, in Los Angeles. Watching the 11-minute award video, which included the premier of a brief video about the research project, provides a quick… (Show more)
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Students love projects. They dive into challenges of their own design, following their own route, building capacity, solving puzzles, constructing answers … learning to learn. That's the magic of the ArcGIS Competition for High School and Middle School Students. Students might be able to do some work on it in class, but most students work on it… (Show more)
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Here's an excellent blogpost about Story Maps on content in the humanities. Then, take time to look at the actual collection of Story Maps, including the map at the very end showing the places addressed. Share these with colleagues who have been reluctant to accept GIS as a relevant technology for their field.
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On Thu Sept 6 2018, Directions Magazine hosted a webinar about GeoMentoring, in which Tom Baker and I presented resources, strategies, and opportunities. Viewers could see and hear recommendations, and participate in a survey (built using Survey123) and see the results (in a Dashboard). They were also given a link to a key summary doc. The… (Show more)
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Community Analyst is an extremely powerful tool available in the School Bundle and higher ed licenses. Recently, members of Esri's public policy & business teams hosted an excellent 45-minute webinar on Community Analyst, containing a 30-minute demo showing a number of powerful capacities in three different scenarios. See either the Esri industry… (Show more)
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Esri has two field data collection tools that educators can use easily: Survey123 and Collector. Collector offers a couple of key advantages over Survey123: ability to gather lines and areas as well as points, plus easy creation of on-board basemap for offline data gathering. Survey123 has a couple of key advantages over Collector: drag&drop form… (Show more)
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The 2018-19 school year marks the third year for Esri's "ArcGIS Online Competition for High School and Middle School Students." It is also the second year for Esri's "Teacher Video Challenge." Both "tests" deserve serious consideration.   The student competition offers a lot of opportunity. In participating states, students (singly or as a team… (Show more)