The 5 most popular K-12 blog posts of 2015

December 21, 2015 Angela Alexander

Another year is wrapping up, but before it ends, here’s a recap of the most popular K-12 blog posts of 2015. We hope you’ll continue following us in 2016!

2015 has been a very busy year for the K-12 group. We supported educators across Canada in various activities including GIS Day. We also launched the new GIS Ambassador program that connects teachers with GIS users in industry and higher education who want to promote the use of GIS at the K-12 level.

The K-12 group at Esri Canada (L-R): Angela Alexander, Hayleigh Conway and Jean Tong jump for joy for another successful year and can't wait to get started on K-12 programs for 2016.

We thank you, our readers, for all your support. In 2016, stay tuned for new GIS resources for educators and more inspiring stories about GIS Ambassadors and interesting teachers who use GIS to do amazing work with their students.

Here’s a recap of the top 5 most popular K-12 blog posts of 2015:

  1. GIS in the classroom: An English teacher’s ArcGIS Online experience
  2. 5 reasons why educators should use ArcGIS Online
  3. GIS in the Classroom: Cory Munro – A passionate teacher who knows how to engage his students
  4. Larisa Johnstone: A GIS Ambassador
  5. Remembrance Day: A day to learn about Canada’s history through GIS

As we usher winter in, I’ve created this story map on the 10 Coolest Canadian Winter Festivals. I hope it will encourage you to get out and enjoy the season. Happy Holidays from the K-12 group!

Find your next winter destination with this Canada’s 10 Coolest Winter Festivals Story Map. This was built using the Map Journal template in ArcGIS Online with content from Reader's Digest.

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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