10 Things You Can Do with ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, Apps, and Spatial Analysis Workshops

07-26-2017 10:04 AM
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Several new content pieces invite you to do hands-on work with Esri web GIS technology:

[1] 10 Things you can do with ArcGIS Online in education.  These include: (1) Use web mapping applications.   (2) Make your own map.  (3) Get a school, club, or university organizational account in ArcGIS Online.  (4) Use and modify existing curricular resources.  (5) Explore the Living Atlas of the World.  (6) Modify and ask questions of maps.  (7) Conduct spatial analysis on mapped data. (8)  Add multimedia to maps.  (9)  Explore your world in 3D, and (10) Map and analyze field-collected data.

[2]  Introduction and Advanced Work with Story Maps:  Slides with core content with activities.  These activities and exercises include how to build a story map from a web map, and how to build map tours, map journals, swipe, series, and other types of story maps.  This activity has been updated Fall 2019 with the new ArcGIS story maps!

[3]  Teaching with Web Apps.  Set of resources and activities.  These include examining Pacific typhoons in 3D, demographics of Zip Codes, creating viewsheds and buffers, and much more.  These apps are easy to use and yet very powerful. 

[4]  Spatial Analysis in Human Geography.   These include the 1854 cholera epidemic in London (activity), a Boulder County hazards analysis (map), and an examination of the Human Development Index around the world (map).   Focus is to highlight the powerful analytical capabilities available in ArcGIS Online. 

I created this content and keep it updated for workshops and courses that I teach, and I hope and trust that it can also be used to support your own professional development or for your own instruction.  

About the Author
I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.