Esri is pleased to offer three days of hands-on workshops as part of a Mapping Lab at the upcoming 101st National Conference on Geography Education. Staff from the Esri education outreach team as well as some of our dear friends and colleagues in geography education will be on hand to teach a series of first-come, first-served free 75-minute workshops! These workshops will demonstrate the ease and power of visualization and spatial analysis that is possible on the web within ArcGIS Online. The workshops will be held in Room 7 at the Marriott (conference hotel), 28-30 July 2016, and for more details see the online program.
Never used web mapping tools? We’d love to see you. Experienced with ArcGIS Online? We promise something for you, too!
Why are we doing this? Because we firmly believe in the connections between web mapping and rigorous geography education, and its connections to inquiry, fieldwork, community, 21st Century skills, STEM. Furthermore, we believe that a hands-on approach is the best way to engage in these tools and methods. The contents of the workshops will include mapping your own data, creating multimedia story maps, GeoInquiries, examining AP Human Geography themes such as land use and population change using live web mapping tools, investigating physical geography such as natural hazards and ocean processes, using ArcGIS Online for citizen science field activities, and much more. We will not have computers there so you are encouraged to bring your own device. We will also be hosting an exhibit at the conference that will be perfect for longer discussions about these mapping tools, lessons, new textbooks, and other resources.
We look forward to seeing you there!