GIS can be an interesting way to engage students

Esri pledges no-cost GIS software and resources to European primary and secondary schools, in support of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.

In addition to powerful software, educational services are being arranged by Esri offices and partners in participating European Union countries. These services include elements like teacher training courses, classroom exercises, field trips and local geodata such as satellite imagery or digital maps.

Esri works with local educators and volunteers known as GeoMentors to create lessons that align with national curriculum standards and are conducted in local languages.

Hereunder you can find an example of the Antwerp International School. They use the Esri GIS platform to teach geography. GIS is an interesting way to encourage students to think and touch geography.

In this example you can find a StoryMap about “What intervention can be made to release pressure from the networks within the transport system in Antwerp so they become sustainable and manageable in the future.”

Congratulations to the student that made this interesting study.