GIS Links: Resources for Teachers

ESRI’s page for k-12 teachers, including lessons, support and links. http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/index.html

ArcExplorer: ESRI's free lightweight GIS application for Mac or PC download and support. The new version has greatly expanded capabilities with a special version specifically for k-12 teachers. http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/index.html

GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program. http://www.globe.gov

GIS Lounge information for teachers. http://gislounge.com/ll/k12education.shtml

NASA K-12 Resources http://education.ssc.nasa.gov/k12.asp

NASA's Earth Observatory Experiments are interactive lessons on remote sensing and earth science. Terrific site with lots of possible tie-ins to learning results. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/

National Environmental Satellite Data & Information Service page for educators. http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/EducationOutreach.html

Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources (NCSR) is an Advanced Technological Education project funded by the National Science Foundation offering downloadable curriculum materials for use in secondary and higher education in GIS and environmental science. http://www.ncsr.org/

RAIN Network's GIS site for k-12 teachers has lesson plans and activities. http://www.rain.org/gis/

Virtual Center for Geospatial Technology is a website run by the UMaine system which offers information about geospatial technology, meetings, conferences, and education opportunities. http://gis.maine.edu/

VISIT: Virtual Immersion in Scientific Inquiry for Teachers is an "Online Collaboratory" for secondary school science teachers. In addition to participating in collaboratory research, teachers can find links to spatial data and a matrix comparing GIS software resources. http://www.emich.edu/admissions/visit_programs/

Water on the Web offers a wealth of water-related data, both spatial and otherwise, lesson plans, tools, etc. http://waterontheweb.org/

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