Learning with esri using ArcGis and The Living Atlas

Yesterday I took part in the webinar provided by the UBC Faculty of Education provided by esri a map database company using their tool Arcgis and The Living Atlas. While I will admit I found the first half of the session a bit too in-depth for what I would use in the elementary classroom I understand the power of the tool they have created. I did find the second half of the session on the Living Atlas to be totally applicable to my teaching.

The Living Atlas is a dynamic tool that can be used in almost any curriculum area. The material is accurate and in depth and while it is a type of open source program the material is vetted before it is allowed to be part of The Living Atlas site.

Below are some screen shots of the types of maps that are available.

Below is the link to the Living Atlas homepage.

The Living Atlas

If you did not get time to look at the esri or arcgis material last week I hope you take some time to discover it.


One comment

  1. Thanks Catherine!
    Just to let everyone know, the webinar was offered by ESRI. If interested, I received this webinar announcement from their Canadian listserv of k-12 educators noted at the bottom below. Samia

    Dear educators:

    Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities to participate in virtual presentations that highlight new tools and ways to use ArcGIS. One free virtual session that is coming later this month, is SmartMapping with the Living Atlas layers. The session is presented by members of the Esri Inc ArcGIS Content team. Whether you are a new user or have been using ArcGIS for years, you will find value in this session.

    Thursday, February 23
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PST)

    For more information and to register, visit: http://go.esri.com/livingatlas022317?utm_source=esri&utm_medium=email&utm_term=216005&utm_campaign=p17LivingAtlas

    Kind regards,

    Jean Tong, OCT | Manager, K-12 Teaching & Learning
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