Read about the growing momentum of GIS use in Canada's schools that is promoting higher order thinking skills, spatial literacy and numeracy among students. With Web GIS in particular, educators can teach with a solution that is ready to use, easy to learn, highly accessible and strategic to the curriculum, while not requiring expert knowledge or the need to invest a substantial amount of time preparing lessons.
Let’s celebrate National Aboriginal Day with educational resources
Tuesday, June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada.
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March’s GIS Ambassador Natasha Parsons promotes GIS use across curriculum
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Andre Boutin-Maloney: Using ArcGIS to teach Truth and Reconciliation
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Gateway to GeoAI Blog Series
This blog series is a guide to understanding and properly applying the interdisciplinary fields of artificial intelligence and GIS or known as GeoAI.
January’s GIS Ambassador: Dr. Bhairavi Shankar
January’s GIS Ambassador is Dr. Bhairavi Shankar, a planetary scientist and geologist from Ontario who supports the use of GIS in K-12 education
Engage your students with the latest K-12 ArcGIS Online resources
Discover the latest K-12 ArcGIS Online resources that are available for free to engage your students in learning
GIS Day: A time to celebrate maps and geography
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December’s GIS Ambassador: Madoka Otani
December’s GIS Ambassador of the month is Madoka Otani from Regina, Saskatchewan. Discover how she’s been involved in GIS Day since 2016.
Crime Analytics: An Essential Skill for Intelligent Crime Fighting
Ontario programs give students the knowledge and experience to apply location technology in the fields of justice, safety and security
App of the Month: CLOCA Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program
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November’s GIS Ambassador: Kris Jones
Meet Kris Jones a consultant from Halifax, Nova Scotia who’s this month’s GIS Ambassador. Find out what he’s been doing to support the use of ArcGIS Online in K-12 education.
October’s GIS Ambassador: Melissa Lavoie
Melissa Lavoie is this month’s GIS Ambassador who supports the use of GIS in Northern Ontario communities.
Examine Canada’s federal elections through interactive maps
Discover interactive maps that allow you to examine the results of Canada’s past federal elections (2000-2015)
Join us at the GIS in Education and Research Conference in March
Join fellow educators and students at Hart House on March 4 and 5 for the GIS in Education and Research Conference. The call for papers is now open.
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August’s GIS Ambassador: Jeannine Johnstone
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