Explore the latest ArcGIS Online resources from the K-12 Resource Finder today

February 2, 2018 Angela Alexander

Looking for new ArcGIS Online resources to try this year? Check out the latest ones that have been added to the Esri Canada K-12 Resource Finder. Discover our story map galleries, tutorials, videos and lessons to find something that you can use in your teaching today!

Are you looking for new ArcGIS Online resources to try this year? Here are the latest additions to the Esri Canada Resource Finder for you to explore and use in your teaching.

Lessons are assembled for teachers as a collection of resources that are needed to facilitate learning a specific topic or issue using mapping and spatial data.

History in my Community
Using your ArcGIS Online account and Esri's Survey123, you are tasked with creating a survey that you will use to gather data on locations of historical events in a community along with questions that investigate the historical significance, cause and consequence, continuity and change and historical perspective of each location. You will then create a story map based on your results to present your historical investigation in your chosen location/community.

The videos are step-by-step instructions for how to use ArcGIS Online tools in the classroom. Great for both teachers and students.

How to Create a Story Map Cascade for Use in Education
In this video, you will learn how to create a Story Map Cascade.

Access to ArcGIS and Resources - Navigating K12.esri.ca
Are you a K-12 educator in Canada? If you answered yes, then you have access to a world of possibilities with GIS. Come and discover as we explore K12.esri.ca to find out how to access ArcGIS and free resources.

Use this video to learn how to create a cascade story map.


Explore ArcGIS Online maps, story maps and other applications with connections to different subjects, ranging from geography to science to business. These resources are a great way to engage your students on a topic, theme or issue.

Explore this gallery  and find great content for your social studies class.

If you are new to ArcGIS Online and require an account, go to k12.esri.ca to Sign up for ArcGIS. These requests are processed in 2-3 business days. Once you are signed up, try the following introductory resources to get your started with ArcGIS Online:

Feel free to contact us at k12@esri.ca if you have any questions.

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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