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Learn the Basics of ArcGIS Online In Six Activities

Have you been thinking of exploring the world of ArcGIS Online? Well check out our new tutorials called ArcGIS Online Six by Six for Canadian educators to apply Web-based GIS lessons to their classrooms to learn about this Web-based GIS. Each activity covers a task that can be completed in six minutes and is customized by province and territory.

Our new ArcGIS Online Six by Six tutorials are a great way to get started with ArcGIS Online. We’ve created a tutorial for each province and territory that includes six activities with tasks that can be completed in six minutes using ArcGIS Online. The tutorials are an ideal resource for K-12 educators to see quickly how they can begin using Web GIS in their teaching.

The following activities are included in each of the tutorials:

Activity One:
See Your World  - Search and find areas of your province or territory to explore on a Web map.
Activity Two:
Measure and Mark Your World -Measure distances between places in your province or territory and create a map note to identify a location or region on a Web map.
Activity Three:
Explore Your World -Search and add data layers to a Web map.
Activity Four:
Expand Your World: Open a saved map- Explore an existing Web map.
Activity Five:
App the World: Try out a focused app - Explore a Web application (app) on a focused topic.
Activity  Six:
Create the World: Make an earthquake map - Find free earthquake data (csv table) online and add it to a Web map.

A Story of BC Wildfires 2015 is a Web application (app) included in the ArcGIS Online Six by Six for British Columbia Educators tutorial.

Try the tutorial for your region today!

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This post was edited on Feb. 23.

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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