More Resources

New to GIS in Education?

  • Sign up for a powerful FREE ArcGIS Online Organization Account here!
  • Getting Started with Online GIS for EducatorsA sequenced set of resources and activities from the Esri Education Team for those interested in teaching with GIS.
  • Everything K12 GIS: Includes instructional documents, blogs, videos of students using GIS, career highlights, and more.

Examples of Lessons to Modify and Data to Mine


POD Resources


Teaching and Learning Resources

  • LDC Task Templates for Writing – The Literacy Design Collaborative. Downloadable resources, including rubrics for scoring student written arguments.
  • Ambitious Science Teaching – NSF-funded project from the University of Washington. Tools to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.
  • Talk Science TERC – NSF-funded project from TERC. Classroom videos and resources to help teachers foster students’ academically productive talk.

Esri Resources for ArcGIS Online and Tutorials

  • ArcGIS Book, is available in several formats. Anyone may download the interactive PDF (no charge).
  • GIS Dictionary: Definitions for GIS terms related to operations such as analysis, GIS modeling and web-based GIS, cartography, and Esri software.
  • Learn ArcGIS: guided lessons on real world issues.
  • Get to Know GIS (For Secondary Students): Work with ArcGIS Online to interact with GIS maps, explore real world problems, and tell a story. Find out how workers use GIS and what it takes to become a GIS professional.

The Power of Data (POD) Project has been recognized by Change the Equation as an Accomplished STEMworks Program that makes a real impact on students. Our professional learning programs enable secondary teachers to utilize geospatial technologies (GST) within authentic STEM projects to increase 6-12 grade students’ 21st century skills, GST and STEM career awareness.