Description: Mapping Hour is a set of 20 informal one-hour instructional videos about ArcGIS Online for parents and teachers, with chunks that scaffold concepts and skills for using ArcGIS Online in K12 instruction. The videos take users from an initial experience with GIS to integrating tools for an involved project. The website will present the full series of 20 videos. It is now open with the trailer and first five videos in the series.
Description: Technology is an excellent tool to engage students inside the classroom. This course presents strategies for integrating GIS to support instruction, discussion, and extended learning on any topic. Many practical ideas for GIS activities that enhance student learning and critical thinking skills are shared. A GIS mapping account is required to complete some aspects of this course. Teachers can set up a GIS mapping account at https://wvstudentmaps.maps.arcgis.com/. Click resource 1 (Getting started) for information on creating your account.
Description: ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is a rich and growing collection of valuable geographic maps and data from organizations around the globe. Access to Living Atlas content is part of your ArcGIS Online organizational subscription. In this course, you will discover and use Living Atlas maps and layers that are ready to use for instruction. You will explore ways to connect Living Atlas content to the subjects that you teach. A GIS mapping account is required to complete some aspects of this course. Teachers can set up a GIS mapping account at https://wvstudentmaps.maps.arcgis.com/. Click resource 1 (Getting started) for information on creating your account.
Description: Designed for students, this courses demonstrates that GIS is more than a fun tool to explore maps—it is an actual career. This course is intended to get student thinking about their future. Learn about where GIS professionals work, what they do, and how their educational choices prepare them for different types of jobs. As an educator, learn about the career possibilities available in GIS to your students.