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raphael.heath
Studying climate change? Interested in getting your students and community involved with a global mapping event?Join tens of thousands of others who will be taking part in the Map Off 2016 event for GIS Day. It is a free online collaborative mapping activity - where participants respond to a series of questions with their views about climate… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Global entertainer, entrepreneur, and education advocate will.i.am is trying to get a message out to the public about the near-term and long-range impact of education, and the financial support it receives. Will's campaign site,  www.wheresthelove.com, and the iamangel Foundation, link to very powerful Story Map. But one can easily miss the link… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
In September 2015, world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: 17 goals through which to achieve 3 big things by 2030. All are subjects for which GIS can play a role, and all are relevant at any point during the school year. Many of these same ideas are also seen in the Esri 2016 User Conference opening video.
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Educators often want maps or posters for the classroom wall, especially at the start of the school year. Here are some ideas: Think about having students cut up older Esri Map Books, if you have some, or have each print off a favorite map from the online digital versions of these, at http://www.esri.com/mapmuseum Or explore the "Maps We Love"… (Show more)
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aphaywood2013
National Geographic will feature middle and high school students' environmental service learning projects on its education website this October. This could be a great opportunity to show the world student projects using GIS! You can find more information on how to submit a project here.  Please forward to educators who have facilitated service… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
With support from the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP), the American Association of Geographers (AAG) has developed a proposal for a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (AP GIS&T).    All U.S. high schools, colleges, and universities are invited to review the proposal by… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Many educators ask how to make a map as a group. There are several strategies for this. The simplest method, which I recommend for people who are just starting, is to use map notes, which can be done even with just a public account. A document by the Geoporter group explains the process (English: http://bit.ly/MakeAGroupMap_AGO; Spanish:… (Show more)
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cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Education means freedom, the chance to learn and grow and change. Unfortunately, life can include roadblocks. Many public school districts support “alternative schools” for students who may not have stayed on schedule at a “traditional school.” At Esri’s 2016 User Conference, students from such a school — San Andreas High School (Highland, CA) —… (Show more)
cfitzpatrick-esristaff
Hey out there, can any of you who are teaching Comp Sci, and using GIS during at least part of it, share here what you do with your students?
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tmueller
Hello everyone   The Marine Conservation Science Institute, known for its Expedition WhiteShark shared their great white locational data with PAVIew. Megan Boger, a California University of Pennsylvania student, and I created an ArcGIS lesson using the data.   If you are interested, here is the link:  … (Show more)
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