Mapping My Community with ArcGIS Online

nerc46-presbannerWednesday, Seminar II, 1:00–2:00

Mapping My Community with ArcGIS Online

William Guerrette, Presque Isle Middle School, Brandi LeRoy, Central High School, Corinth, ME and Kimberly Sebold, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

Your students now have access to a free web-based GIS (Geographic Information Systems).  This creates exceptional possibilities for teaching and learning, as students analyze, create, and communicate their experiences within their communities.
Three Maine teachers, (eight grade through university) share how they incorporated ArcGIS Online into their classrooms. Brandi, Bill and Kim show you how your students can have free access to a powerful GIS mapping application to map local and national topics, satisfy proficiency standards and enhance spatial thinking. Each teacher shares a project that provided deep engagement for their students. Brandi LeRoy, Central High School, “Mapping the Five Themes of Geography,” Bill Guerrette, “Mapping Historic Presque Isle,” and Kim Sebold, UMaine Presque Isle shares “Mapping Historic Cemeteries in Easton.” They discuss the challenges and successes of their innovative work.

Target Audience: All

Strand Identification: U.S. History, Geography, Technology

Materials and Resources:

[Link to Google Drive Document]