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Esri’s Grant of AGO to All U.S. K-12 Schools: Opportunities and Challenges

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Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Last week Esri announced its participation in the Obama administration’s ConnectED Initiative, an effort to bring digital learning to K-12 students with the participation of the private sector. Esri stepped up to offer access for all public and private schools to ArcGIS Online. Esri says the grant could be worth at much as 1$B, perhaps the largest ConnectED commitment to date. We explore the potential for this grant for the teachers and learners of the United States.
Image: One aspect of the grant that Esri notes is the applicability of ArcGIS Online for project based learning

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Syllabus | GEOG 497B: Location Intelligence for Business
Alabama Geographic Alliance - Network of Alliances for Geographic Education - National Geographic
The New Space Race | Thomas Fisher (UMN Dean on the value of the grant in HuffPo)
K12 Educational Site License Program for Arizona (signed May 2013)
New York State K-12 License Member Map | NYS GIS Association (signed May 2012)
Map Of Participants - NHEdGIS (NH State License, signed July 2012)
Esri K12 School District & Statewide Licenses (ArcGIS Online Map)
Esri Pledges $1B in Cloud-Based STEM Software to White House ConnectED Initiative - Directions Magazine
Esri ConnectED Site
Esri Joins ConnectED; Gives AGOL Access to All U.S. K-12 Schools - All Points Blog
Geographic Information Systems: The Missing Educational Technology | Nat Geo Education Blog

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