Resources for Education

March 19, 2015 Angela Alexander

Esri Canada and Esri, Inc. continue to develop useful resources that help Higher Education and K-12 users get the most out of ArcGIS. Find out what resources are available and integrate them in your teaching in the near future.

Looking for new resources to use in your classroom or are you interested in learning more about how you can integrate GIS into your teaching? The list of resources below have been developed by Esri Canada’s Education group and Esri to help Higher Education and K-12 users learn more about what they can do with ArcGIS.

Lesson Pack for ArcGIS Online

Mapping a Soldier’s Story
Students use ArcGIS Online in this lesson to create a personalized online story map of World War I to increase their understanding of where soldiers in the regiment came from, where they travelled to during the war, and the locations of where soldiers fought and perhaps died.

Create a historical map using the Mapping a Soldier's Story lesson pack.

Tutorials for ArcGIS

Creating a Map Journal Story Map
To create your own Map Journal, you will follow a step-by-step series of tasks that are required to build the story of the soldier you have chosen to work with. This tutorial shows you how to make your own Map Journal. Mapping a Soldier’s Story Map Tour
To create your own Map Tour, you will follow a step-by-step series of tasks that are required to build the story of the soldier you have chosen to work with. This tutorial shows you how to make your own Map Tour. ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android (Updated Tutorial)
Last October, we posted an introductory tutorial for the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android to our Lesson Planner. At that time, Eclipse was the primary integrated development environment (IDE) for developing on the Android platform. However, in December Google released an IDE specifically designed for Android development, called Android Studio. Although Eclipse will continue to be supported, Android Studio is now also the default IDE for the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android. In the coming months, we will be developing a version of the introductory tutorial for Android Studio and also tutorials that go beyond the simple “Hello, World!” app. In the meantime, we have updated the Eclipse version of the introductory tutorial with the necessary changes to the installation instructions.

Video Tutorial for ArcGIS Online

Creating a Map Journal Story Map
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to create a map journal story map. Story maps are a combination of maps, multi-media such as photos and videos, and words that are used to tell a story.

New Esri Press Book

Getting to Know Web GIS
This is a workbook with detailed, step-by-step exercises that show you how to share resources online and build Web GIS applications. It covers the Esri suite of Web GIS technologies, including ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS for Server, Web app templates, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, Collector for ArcGIS, other mobile SDKs, and 3D Web scenes.

Getting to Know Web GIS is a new book published by Esri Press.

Virtual Training Courses for Teachers

Teaching with GIS: Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom Teaching with GIS: Field Data Collection Using ArcGIS

Explore other free virtual training courses.

To find other useful courses that will help you get the most out of ArcGIS visit Esri Canada's complete training catalog.

Visit Esri Canada's Lesson Planner to find more resources.

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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