For K-12 Teachers: A Guide to Esri’s ConnectEd Web Page

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Connected Website SnapshotRedlands-based Esri has donated free ArcGIS Online (AGO) Organizational accounts to all K-12 schools in the United States. Here’s an outline for getting started with a K-12 AGO Organizational Account.

URL to this page:

http://SpatialStudies.redlands.edu/resources/a-guide-to-esris-connected-web-page/ ‎

  1. Read a Redlands Daily Facts story about the donation:  http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/social-affairs/20140527/redlands-esri-pledges-1-billion-in-software-donation-to-k-12-schools.
  2. Review information about how what ArcGIS Online is and how schools can take advantage of Esri’s donation: http://connected.esri.com/
  3. Watch a video that provides a basic understanding of what GIS is: http://video.esri.com/iframe/3558/000000/width/960/0/00:00:00.
  4. Explore AGO with these quick activities: https://esri.app.box.com/ago5x5 (no login is needed).
  5. Watch videos about how elementary and high school students used GIS at their school: http://video.esri.com/iframe/3665/000000/width/960/0/00:04:37 (Elementary) and http://video.esri.com/iframe/2539/000000/width/960/0/00:06:55 (High School).
  6. Take a free online course on how to use GIS in education: http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm?fa=catalog.webCourseDetail&courseid=2198.
  7. Explore resources available for educators.
  1. Request a free Esri AGO Organizational Account: https://esri.app.box.com/connectedrequest.
  2. Create a story map online (AGO Organizational Account required): http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/app-list/.
  3. Create a story map with a smartphone (AGO Organizational Accounted required): http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcwatch/1014/create-a-map-tour-with-your-smartphone.
  4. Sign up for Esri’s T3G Institute: http://edcommunity.esri.com/educational-roles/t3g-educators.

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