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August Update: New resources and upcoming webinar for K-12 educators

As virtual learning’s becoming the norm in education, are you planning to use ArcGIS Online in the fall? This blog will highlight some new resources you can try before September, including a webinar for beginners that’s happening in a couple of weeks.

With a month left of summer, check out the upcoming webinar to get you started with ArcGIS Online in the fall and some new ArcGIS Online resources to try out.

Empower Students to Explore their World
Webinar: August 20th at 1pm (ET)

Whether you are with your students in the classroom or in a virtual setting, ArcGIS Online is a powerful tool for your students to explore their world. ArcGIS Online can be used to acquire and analyse current data, and communicate findings using maps. In this webinar, you will learn how to access ArcGIS Online, and where to find the free support and resources that are available to K-12 educators in Canada.

Educators will:

  • Learn how to access ArcGIS Online and the support available to educators
  • Discover curriculum-specific resources
  • Understand how students can use GIS in various curriculum areas

This webinar is great for beginners or people who want a refresher on where to access resources. Register now!

ArcGIS Online Activities

How Green is your Neighbourhood?
In this activity, you will explore your neighbourhood/school block using a map to discover high and low risk contributors to climate change.

Do I live in a Complete Community?
In this activity, you will explore and analyse your community to look for features that make up a "Complete Community" - a place where most of your daily needs are fulfilled in terms of where you live, study and play.

The purpose of this activity is to get you thinking about how your community has been designed with the environment in mind. As you think about it, consider how sustainable the surroundings are for the citizens who live there.


Cool Basemaps
Check out these cool basemaps that you can use for your projects and activities!

French Resources

Galerie de fonds de carte stylisés
Jeter un coup d'œil à ces fonds de carte stylisés! Vous pourriez les utiliser pour vos projets et activités.

Discover cool basemaps in French that can be used for your mapping projects.

Survey 123 avec le concepteur web d'ArcGIS
Ce tutoriel t'apprendra comment créer des sondages en utilisant Survey123 avec le concepteur web d'ArcGIS, comment collecter des données et comment créer une carte web pour partager les résultats d'un sondage.

Créer une application web
Ce tutoriel explore comment créer une application web simple à partir d'une carte web.

New to ArcGIS Online?

If you are new to ArcGIS Online, educators can request an account for themselves and their students at Parents can request accounts for their children using the same link.  

Looking for beginner resources to try with your students or kids? Check out the following resources:

Happy Mapping!

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here

About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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