ArcGIS Online: Beginner and Beyond

Fee $30.00 6 Clock hours available for purchase after course

North Central ESD - Cedar Room (lower level)

January 25, 2016 8:30 - 3:00

esdWorks or previous experience with ArcGIS preferred

This is an interactive class integrating STEM by learning basics of geographic information system: ArcGIS Online finding maps and using GIS basics to answer questions, show comparisons and relationships, create story maps and map journals. Technology learned is applicable to history, social studies, English Language Arts, technology, math, engineering and science. Teachers will be able to teach basic skills and theory to students upon completion of this course. Online organization software is available free to all K-12, public, private, and home schools in U.S. Information will be provided for application to Esri for access. Bring your own laptop



8:30 Welcome/Introductions

8:45 What is GIS? Where have I seen it before? How is digital better than paper? Who uses GIS? GIS Careers? How is it STEM related?

9:15 Three functions of GIS and Solutions to real world problems - our local problems

9:45 Sign-up for ArcGIS Online, explore

10:15 Break

10:30 GIS maps: Features, Layers, Scale, Finding Maps

11:00 Define and create a thematic map using layers and features

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Map notes, adding data from file

1:15 Introduce story maps, map journals

1:30 Break

1:45 Create story map

2:45 Bringing it back to the classroom, how to use maps to teach and involve students

3:00 End