Explore the new and exciting K-12 resources for ArcGIS Online

May 16, 2016 Angela Alexander

Are you new to ArcGIS Online? Are you looking for ArcGIS Online French resources for your province or territory? Or are you just looking for a new resource to try in ArcGIS Online? Well you’ve come to the right place. Our group has been busy creating new resources that will help educators, students and experienced users get started with ArcGIS Online. Try one of these resources today!

ArcGIS Online is a great tool to use in your teaching to explore topics in geography, history and in science. Check out our new ArcGIS Online resources that can be used in your classroom.

Red River and Northwest Rebellions in Manitoba
The Red River and Northwest Rebellions of 1869 – 1885 were pivotal events in shaping Canada’s history. Making connections between these events and their causes, consequences and implications will demonstrate their repercussions and influences even now in the 21st century. In this lesson, students will identify key events, battles and persons during this era and investigate how they affected one another, and how they continue to affect us today.

Six by Six for each province and territory
The ArcGIS Online Six by Six is an introductory tutorial that covers some of the basic tasks available in ArcGIS Online. Each activity can be completed in six minutes.

Use the Terrain Profile app to create a route in your province or territory to discover the change in elevation.

Snap2Map
Snap2Map is an application that allows you to create a map tour story map on the go. Upload photos directly from your mobile device to create a map tour story map while you're out exploring. Photos are geo-tagged from your device, and you're able to add captions and descriptions to each photo as you wish. The story map and the attached photos are saved into your ArcGIS Online Organizational account, allowing you to edit and share as you wish.

Girl Guides Story Map
This story map explores the history of the Girl Guides organization and how it began in Canada. You will also discover where Girl Guides can be found around the world and, for members, there’s an opportunity to share their experiences with other Guides by adding their information to a map.

Explore the Girl Guides Story Map to find out more about this organization - created by members of the Esri Canada Education and Research K-12 group.

New French resources for ArcGIS Online

Six by Six tutorials in French for each province and territory
Le tutoriel d'introduction Six en six (Six by Six) traite des tâches élémentaires que permet d'accomplir ArcGIS Online. Chaque activité peut être effectuée en six minutes.

French version of Introduction to ArcGIS Online - Introduction à ArcGIS Online  
Dans cette activité, vous allez utiliser ArcGIS Online pour explorer les différents types d'informations géographiques qui sont disponibles au bout des doigts. Vous pouvez agrémenter votre carte Web avec des notes, des signets, des requêtes et créer des présentations qui racontent une histoire géographique comme par exemple, un tour autour de différentes zones d'intérêt ou de mettre en évidence des questions spécifiques.

Other Resources

Fort McMurray Wildfires Public Information App
This Web app shows current wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and related geotagged social media content and weather information. Click on the areas of interest, explore and bookmark this app to stay informed of new updates.

Find more Esri Canada resources at www.esri.ca/lessonplanner and check out our ArcGIS Online content in the ArcCanada group.

If you are new to ArcGIS Online, sign up now to request access to K-12 subscription at www.esri.ca/agolaccess.

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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