From Esri Canada:

Engage your students in 21st century learning with ArcGIS
Great news for educators in Nova Scotia; you now have free access to ArcGIS Online software, teaching resources and support. With ArcGIS Online Esri’s online mapping, data and analytics solution, help your students analyze data, understand where and why things occur, and solve problems.

  • Promote critical thinking, inquiry and spatial literacy
  • Enrich your teaching with collaborative, interactive and interdisciplinary lessons
  • Engage your students in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)

Take a look at the home page of your province-wide subscription to ArcGIS Online here:

Free Resources
At Esri Canada, we support educators Kindergarten through to grade 12 in using geographic information systems (GIS) and ArcGIS Online in their teaching. There are several ways that we facilitate this: teaching resources, technical support, and professional development. Visit our Website to explore these in our Resource Finder, or watch this short video

Get Started
Get started today by requesting your ArcGIS Online account: This link is also available on the home page of your ArcGIS Online subscription.
We suggest all teachers and students complete one or both of the following tutorials to get acquainted:

  1. Introduction to ArcGIS Online tutorial:
  2. ArcGIS Online Six by Six tutorial:

GIS Ambassador Program
Educators, bring GIS to life by having a GIS Ambassador visit your school! Using tools of geography such as GIS, maps, apps, atlases, charts, imagery, and field work, the GIS Ambassador will help you and your students develop geographic thinking skills. Request to be connected to a GIS Ambassador in your community:

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