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GIS for K-12 Education

Engage students while building critical-thinking skills with GIS.
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ashleigh harris

on 28 November 2013

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"I was impressed with the amount of user friendly information, data and lesson plans on the ESRI Canada web site. The Teacher Candidates found them extremely valuable and informative".
Keith Hole
UWO Lecturer
Faculty of Education
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Here to Learn More
In numerous subjects, and many grades, covering local to global subject matter, GIS helps students think in a different perspective.
A Better
Way of
Learning
Easy and Quickly
Accessible
to Everyone
Broad
Career
Applicability
Create
Evaluate
Analyze
Apply
Understand
Remember
Bloom's Taxonomy
GIS
“If school is where we prepare
Search for Lessons !
Get in Touch
Email-
education@esri.ca
Phone-
416.441.6035
Website-
www.edu.esri.ca

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How
do you start teaching with GIS ?
Do you want to:
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increase spatial literacy
use inquiry-based lessons
teach with technology
Then you need to
teach with a ...
G
eographic

I
nformation
S
ystem !
What is GIS?
GIS is a system of...
hardware
software
data
users
... all kinds of geographic information.
capture
manage
display
analyze
Why

should you consider teaching with GIS?
Countless
Curriculum
Connections
Learn
More
Here
ArcGIS Online is a (free!) Web-based GIS with ready to use maps, data and applications that are simple and easy to learn and use.
understanding about the world.”
fundamental geographic
it is critical that children develop
our children for the ‘real world',
Geographic Education (CCGE)
-Canadian Council for
Business
Math
Environmental
Science
History
Civics
Geography
Earth Science
K - 12
Grades
Local
Global
GIS engages students through interactive learning to foster
geographic inquiry, spatial literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills.
"There is considerable talk among educators about helping students enhance their higher level thinking skills. Nothing that I have encountered in 24 years of teaching has done this as well as the implementation of GIS technology in my classroom."
Gerry Bell, Teacher
Data Analysis
Map Design
Field Work
A GIS education provides actual training for many careers and trades.
Business
Government
Education
Environment
Natrual
Resources
Utilities
Benefits
of GIS
in the Classroom
GIS is a tool to ...
Geographic Inqiry
Process
Geographic analysis is not new ...
Dr. John Snow
Physician
GIS connects spatial information with attribute information
Where things are
What things are
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Mapping locations of cholera outbreaks helped identify the source of the disease in London, 1894.
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Keep going ...
Josette Bouchard,
Teacher
“ Access to data on ArcGIS. com enabled students to uncover important connections between the environment, the population and property values. The ability to plot findings on a map promoted collaboration while honing student’s research and analysis skills.”
Check it out
arcgis.com/home
Not done yet ...
Read what other teachers are doing with GIS in their classrooms.
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