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Commemorate Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday by mapping the “liveability” of your community

Since the weather is getting warmer now, it’s the perfect time to get your class outside to engage in some interesting and fun field work. To commemorate Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday, get your students to examine the liveability of your local community using Snap2Map – an application (app) that can be used to create an ArcGIS Online map tour story map on the go. Find out what resources are available to help you get started!

Explore the new and exciting K-12 resources for ArcGIS Online

Are you new to ArcGIS Online? Are you looking for ArcGIS Online French resources for your province or territory? Or are you just looking for a new resource to try in ArcGIS Online? Well you’ve come to the right place. Our group has been busy creating new resources that will help educators, students and experienced users get started with ArcGIS Online. Try one of these resources today!

Earth Day Canada 2016: Maps and Apps to Celebrate the Global Forest

Let’s celebrate Earth Day! This year’s focus is on the global forest and its importance to our environment. Forests clean our air, provide us with oxygen, and are home to many animals, insects and plants. Explore some ArcGIS Online forest and tree Web maps and apps that you can use in your teaching.

5 reasons educators should connect with a GIS Ambassador

Are you an educator looking for a way to introduce geographic information system (GIS) into your teaching? Would you like to invite a GIS user in industry or higher education that is keen on supporting the use of GIS in K-12 to share their insight about the importance of GIS and its applications in the real world? Find out the value of connecting with a GIS Ambassador in your community.

GIS in the Classroom: David Ast –Using ArcGIS Online to teach local and global issues

ArcGIS Online is a tool used across industries around the world to answer complex questions and to better understand connections between phenomena. In education, this online tool can be used in the classroom and in field studies to analyze and discuss real-world problems. Find out how a Toronto high school teacher uses ArcGIS Online to teach local and global issues and how he fosters student engagement through geospatial technology.