Friday, January 10, 2014

An Excellent Model of Using ArcGIS in Education

Last month I shared a review of an excellent mapping tool called ArcGIS Online. This morning I found a fantastic example of using ArcGIS in education. Seth Dixon has created an ArcGIS map that contains 54 placemarks. Each placemark contains a video related to the marked location.

The neat thing about ArcGIS maps is that the videos play in a timeline at the bottom of the map rather than in the placemarks themselves. You can scroll through the videos and click on one to see the corresponding placemark or click on a placemark to see the corresponding video.

I have not watched all of the video in Seth Dixon's Place-based Geography Videos map. The ones that I did watch and the titles of the others indicate that this map could be a good resource for high school students to explore to learn about contemporary issues around the world.