How can story maps be used to learn about physical and cultural geography? This story map with 30 visits along 40 degrees north latitude can serve as an illustration for (1) the kinds of questions you could pose in your instruction while engaging students in spatial thinking with web GIS maps, and (2) the types of things you can do when you and your students create maps and apps (including story maps) in the ArcGIS platform.
There are many parallels between learning computer science and GIS. A team of computer science students at Harvey Mudd College has made an activity, along with supplemental materials, that introduces the two to young learners. We're looking for feedback and how you'd use Vacation Locations with your class.
How can spatial thinking be assessed? This question has been discussed over the past few decades in venues from research articles to conference panel sessions, resulting in a small but growing set of spatial thinking measures. In this essay I describe a new spatial thinking test based on the ArcGIS 3D scene viewer that is straightforward but could provide numerous benefits to instructors and even to the students taking the test.
What did you do for GIS Day 2021? I had a very "spatial" time presenting to a wide variety of audiences from all over the world, and hope you had a wonderful day and week presenting and participating in events. This article highlights some of the 1,500 inspiring events from around the world (see this web map to learn more about each event and to see the global distribution) and the visionary people in the GIS community who made those events happen.
Whether you are leading up to the winter solstice, Festivus, Kwanzaa, Ōmisoka, Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day or the New Year's Eve - we proudly bring you eight weeks of classroom PBL-GIS to finish out the calendar.