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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