Learn how to design and use GeoInquiries to bring excitement to learning! GeoInquiries are short, standards-based mapping activities that use a geographic inquiry process to introduce earth and social science concepts to middle and high school students. GeoInquiries use ArcGIS Online technology (free to schools!) to uniquely engage students in content beyond the textbook while promoting critical thinking about the world around them. Lessons include learning objectives, technical “how-to’s”, textbook references, and formative whole-class assessment items.
These activities can be implemented in a classroom with as little as a tablet and a projector and are compatible with any operating system. Any teacher can use a GeoInquiry, regardless of their prior experience with digital mapping tools.
Bring your textbook to make connections to your own instructional materials. For more information on GeoInquiries and to view examples, visit http://edcommunity.esri.com/Resources/Collections/geoinquiries.
For more information on GIS, visit http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis.
26 PDCs or 2 graduate credit hours through Aurora University (additional fee required)