The T3G 2015 Institute gave me a shot of confidence and a belief that each one of us can make a difference, and that most people care.
I shared a little bit about ArcGIS Online with a colleague, who teaches US History and photography (middle school). I teach Earth Science, Life Science Honors and Anatomy and Physiology/Forensics. My colleague has a Masters in Educational Technology.
We spent about 25 minutes together on a Teacher Wednesday (early release for teachers to work). The following Wednesday is Principal Wednesday. My colleague was interested in maps of colonial America. We searched a bit, but nothing exciting was found.
I emailed my Geomentor, Veronica Rojas, for help. Veronica sent many links, which I forwarded to my colleague.
Today, I received an email from my colleague, the heading was "GIS". I was excited. There was a picture of students working with a map on their iPads. The photo captured the interest of her students.
I wrote back, curious about what the students were working on. She used one of the links that Veronica had emailed a week or two ago.
My colleague also made a map for the first time.
What a network: T3G15 community...colleague...Geomentor...kids
It was a good day!