NCGE 2017

Catch up on what you missed in the lab with Anita and Tom. (US_World_History_Lab - pdf) Barbaree's presentations are online: Peace and War: Visualizing the Geography of War in Literature and History Teaching Geography across the Core Using Story Maps in Student...
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Esri EdUC and UC 2017

We have new products, fun buttons and selfie signs ready(especially for our T3Gers)! Barbaree, Anita and Roger will be around the event sharing our work with geoinquiries and more. We have two new books and ArcGIS online resources for...
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Online courses worth a look

Well, February is waning and March is next week! Where does the time go? Within the perpetual motion of our days, we have run into a few more new materials to pass along to you. Don’t let the title of these resources fool you! Any educator who is involved in ArcGIS...
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TCEA 2017

Learn about online mapping for your classroom! Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 9:00am, Poster Pavilion, “Where, Why, Who, What, How: Data and Online Mapping” Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 3:30pm, Room 8AB, “We All Have a Story to Share: Engage and Inspire All” Visit the Esri Booth....
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Climate Resources worth a look

As January wanes, there is no waning of amazing resources becoming available. This week we have a trilogy of them for your use in your classrooms. A beautifully created, and poignant, Story Map has been published, Climate Migrants. It is an exemplar of how to teach...
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Pearl Harbor Day – 75th Anniversary “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future”

December 7, 2016, is the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. GISetc has gathered up a short list of powerful resources to introduce this topic to your students. Even if you are not teaching this material in your classroom, we think we all will benefit from a visit to...
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Don’t reinvent the map if you don’t have to…

Need some ready-to-use maps for teaching Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer? Looking for ways to make history approachable and current? Recently, we debuted our GeoInquiries page.  Some of you might be thinking, “Why make a page of stuff that’s in another place?!” We shared one...
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NCGE 2017

Catch up on what you missed in the lab with Anita and Tom. (US_World_History_Lab - pdf) Barbaree's presentations are online: Peace and War: Visualizing the Geography of War in Literature and History Teaching Geography across the Core Using Story Maps in Student...

Esri EdUC and UC 2017

We have new products, fun buttons and selfie signs ready(especially for our T3Gers)! Barbaree, Anita and Roger will be around the event sharing our work with geoinquiries and more. We have two new books and ArcGIS online resources for...

Online courses worth a look

Well, February is waning and March is next week! Where does the time go? Within the perpetual motion of our days, we have run into a few more new materials to pass along to you. Don’t let the title of these resources fool you! Any educator who is involved in ArcGIS...

TCEA 2017

Learn about online mapping for your classroom! Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 9:00am, Poster Pavilion, “Where, Why, Who, What, How: Data and Online Mapping” Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 3:30pm, Room 8AB, “We All Have a Story to Share: Engage and Inspire All” Visit the Esri Booth....

Climate Resources worth a look

As January wanes, there is no waning of amazing resources becoming available. This week we have a trilogy of them for your use in your classrooms. A beautifully created, and poignant, Story Map has been published, Climate Migrants. It is an exemplar of how to teach...

Don’t reinvent the map if you don’t have to…

Need some ready-to-use maps for teaching Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer? Looking for ways to make history approachable and current? Recently, we debuted our GeoInquiries page.  Some of you might be thinking, “Why make a page of stuff that’s in another place?!” We shared one...

GIS Day 2016: Fight Evil…Make Maps

We believe that Earth is a beautiful planet.  As we celebrate GIS Day around the world, many students and professionals alike will be sharing amazing data visualizations, helpful solutions to important issues, and telling stories with geography.  Many of you are...

I Voted! 2016 map

Voting stickers popping up everywhere! So we thought…”hey, we could map those stickers!” We created a Crowdsource Story Map to do just that! Did you know that they are not the same in every city and state? Please participate by adding a pic of you and/or your election...

Maps for the light

We admit to having a mapping problem.  We also admit to a growing collection of cool things to do with paper maps. Add this one to your list of fun weekend craft projects, a lamp shade!  Read all about it over at the IKEA Hackers...

Esri Education GIS Conference 2016

Please visit with us Saturday and Sunday in the EdUC Exhibit hall! Come see us! Story Maps and Web Mapping as Learning Tools Saturday, June 25, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, Coronado GeoInquiries for Earth Science, Saturday, June 25, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, Mission Hills GeoInquiries...

2016 ESC 7 Summit

Presenters Roger and Anita Palmer World History   GeoInquiry http://education.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=196f6340bd0541a09f772d0def74ddad Map http://esriurl.com/enviroGeoinquiry14...

NSTA 2016

GISetc is hanging out with our friends from Esri in BOOTH 500. We have free materials, and great ideas to get mapping and analysis into your classroom. Stop by the booth and chat with us! Integrative 3-D Learning Through Investigating Bird Species Richness with...

TCEA Presentations

If you're looking for cool things related to geospatial technology, digital maps and interactive online mapping....but need it to be free for your school. (Yes, FREE! No catch...really!) Join the TCEA GEOSIG and friends at one of these presentations during the annual...

Good Question: Do you have resources on biodiversity hotspots?

While we do have some single lessons on our site, we didn't have one that met this criteria exactly.  We did find some resources online that might be helpful.Biodiversity Mapping has a nice collection that's easy to view. http://www.biodiversitymapping.org/ A good...

Celebrating our Irish

Top of the morning to all of our geo-friends! The GISetc is showing off our Irish roots as you can see by our dancing.  We also wanted to point you to some great map resources. Check out the geography of Irish surnames, take an aerial tour of Dublin or get the top 10...

Using GIS to Teach Common Core

 Check out the latest project from Barbaree about using GIS to teach Common Core standards.  This summer she added math and has a nifty portal to serve as home base.  Click on over to www.barbareeduke.com/ccgis to get all the details.  You could be mapping your way...

Grabbing a Bite on Vacation

We started brainstorming fun summer maps to post on our blog - and we started thinking about road trips...and then we got hungry...and then we came up with the idea of pulling together a collection of some of the coolest road trip fast food maps. There's not many...

It’s a Citizen Science Summer

Fill your summer with citizen science adventures. Go outside and enhance your nature experience by engaging with online science sites and apps to transform every outing this summer into a learning experience. Here are our top ten favorite citizen science projects:...

Geocache Your Way through Summer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="http://youtu.be/1YTqitVK-Ts"][vc_column_text]This summer, start geocaching! It's an exciting way to engage your kids with technology and the concepts of mapping. Follow the links below to learn more about geocaching - from how to do...

Following Your #SummerPhotos on the Map

Since it's summer, most of us are spending a little more time on social media. If you're like us, a lot of that means we're taking and sharing more photos online of our summer fun - whether it's vacations, time spent relaxing or on home projects. Here are some great...

Creative Summer Projects with Maps

Are you crafty? Are you looking for some inspiration for creative projects to fill your summer months? Look no further! We have aggregated a few super cool resources FULL of ideas for crafting with MAPS! Instead of recycling your old maps or atlases, upcycle them! If...

A Teacher’s Adventure from Costa Rica to California

For those of you that follow us regularly, you know we are heavily involved with the Geoporter organization. Today we wanted to share a special story from their community... Margarita Gamboa, a local teacher from Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica, will be traveling to the...

It’s World Environment Day!

Every year, the United Nations sets the theme for World Environment Day and raises awareness for their cause. In 2014, World Environment Day is focusing on our rising seas. Learn more about our waters and reflect on what you can do to help change our planet. The...

#GraduationTrends

A teachers, each year we watch the graduation rates rise and fall, measuring our success - and sometimes the shortfalls of our system. It's very exciting to see graduation rates on a steady rise! Take a look at what this year and the years hold in store - student...

Social Butterflies

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Did you know we are social butterflies? If you found this, obviously, you know we blog. But have you connected with us through social media? Click on the links below to like us on facebook; follow us on twitter; browse...

Honoring & Remembering Our Troops

With Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day both falling in May, as a nation, we all reflected on the call to service and sacrifice or our service men and women in our military. Freedom isn't free, and we appreciate and recognize all soldiers, whether on active duty,...

Mapping from National Geographic

National Geographic has a depth of cartographic resources online! We've been browsing their selection of educational content and found several free resources we thought you would enjoy sharing with your students. Location and Place in Your Classroom Introduction to...

Global Selfie Day

GISetc is wishing all a Happy Earth Day! Today we will post several pics on this blog and our social network channels to NASA to "create an image of Earth from the ground up."  Get outside today and take your#GlobalSelfie,  help NASA and put yourself on the map! The...

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