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Teaching with GIS: Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom

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  • Format: Web Course
  • Duration: 1 module (3 hours)
  • Price: Free
  • ArcGIS Version: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4
  • Authored by Esri

Today's students embrace technology outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, technology is an excellent tool to engage students inside the classroom as well. This course presents strategies for integrating GIS to support instruction, discussion, and extended learning on any topic. You will learn how to create and use GIS maps as a framework for understanding the geographic context of current and historical events and phenomena and exploring issues of interest to your local community. Many practical ideas for GIS activities that enhance student learning and critical thinking skills are shared.

  • Elementary through high school teachers, curriculum coordinators, and educational technologists
  • Youth leaders and GIS professionals who work with or mentor educators and students


A basic understanding of GIS concepts will be beneficial. Individuals who are new to GIS may want to review the information found in the free Getting Started with GIS course.

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