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Try the latest K-12 ArcGIS resources this school year

Check out the latest ArcGIS resources created by Esri Canada’s K-12 group. Use them in your classes in September!

A new school year is underway and it’s a great time to try new ArcGIS resources. The K-12 group have created these resources that cover relevant topics, and a few were used in summer education workshops for teachers.

Here’s our latest English and French resources:

Lessons

GIS for Retail
In this Career Path Series lesson, you will get a snapshot of how a retailer uses GIS to view and analyse sales data of their stores to make informed decisions for their business.

GIS for Municipalities
In this Career Path Series lesson on GIS for Municipalities, you will get a snapshot of how GIS is used to make informed decisions about public transport to ensure sustainable use of this mode of transportation by its citizens.

Tutorial

Trade Area Creation and Sales Mapping
In this tutorial, you will learn how to display sales data and create trade areas at the Canadian census dissemination area (DA) level of geography. This is part of an upcoming Career Path Series lesson on GIS for Retail.

A map of Toronto showing trade areas, Canadian Tire retail locations and sales data.

Students can learn how GIS is used in retail in the latest tutorial on Trade Area Creation and Sales Mapping.

Story Maps

Exploring GIS Careers
In this story map, students will discover what GIS is, and explore the GIS career options that are possible both in Canada and globally. They can try one of the hands-on activities from our Career Path series.

Storytelling with ArcGIS (Story Map Collection)
Explore the Esri Canada workshop materials used at the 2021 Canadian Geographic Summer Conference. The story maps are available in English and French.

Elementary School (K-6) Resources (Story Map Collection)
Resources for Elementary School Teachers (K-6). They include activities, maps, apps and other resources.

Middle and High School (7-12) Resources (Story Map Collection)
Resources for Middle and High School Teachers (K-6). They include activities, maps, apps and other resources.

French Resources

Lesson

La circulation océanique de surface
In this Surface Oceanic Circulation lesson, you will become aware of the extent of the space occupied by the oceans on our planet, to discover the principal oceanic surface currents and to reflect on the impact of the oceanic circulation of surface on the climates of the continents.

Tutorials

Créer un tableau de bord avec ArcGIS Dashboards
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a dashboard with ArcGIS Dashboards using data from ArcGIS Online or that you have collected through a form (Survey123).

Explore l’analyse sur ArcGIS Online
In this tutorial, you will explore some of the ArcGIS Online analysis tools. You analyze earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 and greater on the Richter scale that have occurred in Canada. You will find out which cities are located within a radius of 50 km from these earthquakes and in which province these are located.

Découvre les cartes narratives
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your first story map.

Story Maps

ArcGIS Online pour les sciences
ArcGIS Online for Sciences: Examples of how ArcGIS Online is used for teaching Sciences

ArcGIS Online pour l'univers social
ArcGIS Online for Social Studies: Examples of how ArcGIS Online is used for teaching Social Studies

Aller encore plus loin avec ses cartes narratives
Learn how to make your story maps more engaging and interactive with these simple but effective features.

New to ArcGIS Online?

If you are new to ArcGIS Online, educators can request an account at k12.esri.ca/#access.

Check out the following beginner resources to get started with ArcGIS Online:

For Educators - Let’s get started with ArcGIS Online

For Students – Enroute with ArcGIS Online

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

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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