Resources for K12 classrooms and schools in the time of COVID-19

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03-16-2020 09:33 AM
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Is your school or district rapidly planning to move courses online?

General K12 resources for COVID-19 moving courses online

Specific resources to consider as educators move courses online

District school administrators and educators are moving quickly to form plans to increase their use of online instruction as the potential for corona virus increases in the United States. While district and state administrators may wish to consult the Esri COVID-19 GIS Hub, below we offer suggestions for resources from Esri that can easily be included in your online or face-to-face courses – this spring or next fall.

1. Pre-built online learning plan: Get to Know GIS for Secondary Students (6.25 hours)

Learn the basics of GIS. Work with ArcGIS Online to interact with GIS maps, explore real world problems, and tell a story. Find out how workers use GIS and what it takes to become a GIS professional. Explore >>

2. Semi-built online activities: GeoInquiries (20-30 minutes each)

Use the Esri GeoInquiry student worksheets to structure online learning of standards-based content with web-based GIS, in short, easily usable learning chunks.  Learn more >>

3. Pre-built online short course: ArcGIS Online Basics (2 hours):

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based geographic information system used to map data, share content, and collaborate. This course will give you a foundation for working with ArcGIS Online. You will learn what ArcGIS Online is and the benefits that you and your organization can gain by using it.  Explore >>

Note: Free ArcGIS Online account required

4. Semi-built online activities: Teach with GIS (variable times)

Explore this collection of nearly 200 learning activities that use ArcGIS Online. Some activities require an ArcGIS Online login.  Discover more >>

5. Wide-open: GeoProjects

Build a class data collection project to which students can submit data – allowing students to explore a range of research questions from the safety of their own home. This resource also includes links to short courses on several field data collection apps from Esri.  Explore the hub >>

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Esri Education Outreach Team. Specializations include K-12, informal learning, ArcGIS Online, instructional design, Survey 123, educational research, STEM, and teacher education. Pythonic aspirant.