Monthly Archives: June 2007
Welcome to the new ESRI Education Community! While we’re rapidly growing, we have a number
of exciting opportunities for you to share with and learn from other educators
who use GIS.
Begin by sharing “Your GIS Story”. Tell us about what you do with GIS that
excites you – maybe it’s a particular lesson from Mapping Our World or perhaps you and your students are mapping the
migration of monarchs through your community and mapping it with ArcGIS. Tell us how you use GIS and why it’s
important to your students.
Next, drop into the “Educational Materials Review”
area. Peruse the registry of GIS
materials for education. You may find
something new as you explore items from ESRI Press, ArcLessons, the National
Research Council, and more! If you
locate a resource that you’re familiar with, provide a comment and rating to
share with other educators. This can
help your colleagues as they locate great new materials for their classroom.
The Education Community Blog (“web-log”) is a journal
describing ongoing activities related to GIS in education. Note that you can comment on postings to the
blog and for tech-savvy folks, subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed (feeds provide
nearly continuous streams of updated information from a website).
By now, you may have noticed that in order to post anything
to the site, you must login first using your free ESRI Global Id. If you don’t have one, look to the
upper-right corner of the website to “Sign Up”.
The process takes little more than a minute and allows you access a wide
variety of resources across the ESRI websites.
Many more exciting additions and changes are coming to the
Education Community. Plan to visit often!