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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
GIS aids exploring complex situations and solving problems. Countless industry leaders, front-line analysts, behind-the-scenes developers, and in-the-trenches workers rely on it, for simple daily tasks on up to the biggest challenges. They seldom have step-by-step instruction, especially when venturing into new realms. They puzzle and explore,… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Experienced GIS users (even K12 students) often speak in terms of custom projects. This is where GIS helps students be at their most powerful -- digging into a topic of one's choosing, allowing the user to explore, analyze, and customize at will. Tom Baker's blogpost on instructional materials and this Instructional Use of GIS document from Esri's… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
Lisa Holzberger: GIS Coordinator, City of Myrtle Beach, SC.  What was your favorite class in K-12? U.S. History   How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I was introduced to GIS by a former co-worker in the private sector in 2002. His exact words were, “GIS is the wave of the future.” That same year, I crafted a $200,000 budget to begin… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
With skill, passion, and analysis, high school and middle school students are exploring their world and creating interesting map products with ArcGIS Online. Esri challenges US students to create and share maps about something in their home states, striving to be among the best in the school, state, and nation. Esri's 2018 ArcGIS Online US School… (Show more)
tbaker-esristaff
For over 25 years, the Esri Schools Program has created or collaborated on a variety of instructional materials.  Perhaps you recognize some of these. Maybe you've even used some of them.     Carl Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations is a theoretical model that describes how ideas (and technologies) can be spread over time in a social system. The… (Show more)
jkeen@aag
The August GeoMentors Newsletter is now available! Meet our both of our spotlight GMs, take a shot at the monthly mentor challenge, look at some new featured resources and more!
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jkeen@aag
GeoMentor Case Study:Lucy Stanfield  City/State of School, School District, or Group: Chicago, IL   Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: 2nd & 6th grade   Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with: 6th grade - Social Studies topics in ArcGIS Online and general Illinois geography; 2nd… (Show more)
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jkeen@aag
August 2017 GeoMentor Spotlight: Tonya Kauhi: Geospatial Data Services Group Leader with GeoEngineers Inc.What was your favorite class in K-12? My favorite class was my 8th-grade Earth Science class. Every day we learned something new, different and challenging. The class combined hands-on learning with real world issues. I loved that we can use… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
At the 2017 Esri User Conference, Esri launched its boldest offering ever for schools and clubs. The new "ArcGIS School Bundle" includes three products: ArcGIS Desktop (includes ArcGIS Pro Advanced, ArcMap Advanced, and Extensions for Pro and ArcMap) ArcGIS Online Organization Community Analyst This combination has provided the highest level… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
When 4-H youth take on a challenge, they engage head, heart, hands, and health. So it was with three teens from Tennessee, who spoke to about 15,000 GIS users at the 2017 Esri User Conference. Austin Ramsey (recent high school grad), Elizabeth Sutphin (rising senior), and Amanda Huggins (rising junior), collaborating with other 4-H youth from… (Show more)
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