Develop your ArcGIS skills at home with our latest resources

April 21, 2020 Angela Alexander

Discover our latest resources to develop your ArcGIS mapping skills. They are catered to a K-12 audience but can also be used by parents who are supporting their children’s learning at home.

Spring is here! What a great opportunity to embrace the change of season and new beginnings. Bearing that in mind, why not try a new resource? We have put together resources to help develop the ArcGIS skills of K-12 educators, students and parents who are supporting their children’s learning at home.

Take a look at what we have to offer:

ArcGIS Online

Learn how you can create your own fieldwork project using ArcGIS tools available to
K-12 schools across Canada. The learning path will cover the following:

  • Creating your survey using Survey123 for ArcGIS
  • Highlighting your results with ArcGIS Dashboards
  • Putting it all together in an ArcGIS StoryMap

Pop-ups allow you to highlight attribute information in a web map. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a web map and configure pop-ups in ArcGIS Online using data about the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an ArcGIS Dashboard using data on ArcGIS Online or data that you have collected using a survey (Survey123).

Use ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Dashboards to explore real-time data on the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. Create a web map with layers that automatically update with the most up-to-date information, and create your own dashboard to track changes in the levels of COVID-19.

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In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of ArcGIS Pro.

Looking for more resources?

Find ArcGIS resources for all learning levels at k12.esri.ca.

New to ArcGIS Online?

Educators can request an account for themselves and their students at k12.esri.ca/#access. Parents can request accounts for their children using the same link. 

  • At-home learning during COVID-19 crisis and beyond
    Find out how to access ArcGIS Online so that K-12 learners can continue to ask, analyse and act on their learning from home.
  • Discover ArcGIS Online tutorial
    Learn the basics of ArcGIS Online with this quick tutorial.
  • Getting Started Path for Teachers
    Follow this beginner path to build your confidence with online mapping tools.
  • Six by Six Activity (choose your region)
    Six activities you can do in six minutes each - for ArcGIS Online beginners.
  • Getting to Know the ArcGIS StoryMaps
    Try the new ArcGIS StoryMaps builder experience.

Happy Mapping!

About the Author

Angela Alexander

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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