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GIS in the classroom: Carson Lau a student with the GIS-edge

As GIS educators, we value the work teachers are doing with their students across Canada. It’s rewarding when students understand the importance of what they learn and figure out how they can use it in different subjects. Find out how a student in Toronto has used ArcGIS for Desktop to learn about Canada’s physical geography while also grasping the importance of GIS in the real world.

Let’s celebrate National Aboriginal Day with educational resources

Tuesday, June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada. It’s a great opportunity to discuss Aboriginal peoples’ traditions and important contributions that have been made in our country. Explore our ArcGIS Online resources with an aboriginal focus that can be used in your teaching.

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.