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ArcGIS Online for Schools


The free and easy way to start teaching with GIS

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THE SCIENCE OF WHERE

Enhance your teaching with GIS


Maps, apps and content for all exam boards

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THE SCIENCE OF WHERE

Improve your skills and confidence with GIS


Training, lesson plans and support for your CPD

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Free GIS for your School


As part of our continued not-for-profit work we are providing free access to ArcGIS Online for all schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

ArcGIS Online is a complete, cloud-based mapping platform that makes teaching with GIS easy. There is no install, you just need a browser to get started. ArcGIS Online works on PC’s, Mac’s, and mobile devices.

If you are a teacher at an Irish or Northern Irish school you can apply for your free subscription now by simply filling out the required details here.

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Discover how ArcGIS for School has enhanced geography education at Dover Grammar School for Boys

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Explore our Story Map to see what’s included in the free ArcGIS Online for Schools programme

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Fieldwork


Use ArcGIS Online planning, collecting, analysing, visualising and presenting fieldwork. Collect data in a spreadsheet or use Survey123 to collect data on tablets or smart phones. Learn more about fieldwork and ArcGIS Online or take a look at Survey123.

Living Atlas


The Living Atlas is the foremost collection of authoritative, ready-to-use global geographic information ever assembled. The Living Atlas enables the exploration of people and places around the world, as well as the natural and man-made influences that impact them. An unrivalled teaching resource that is now available for free to Irish and Northern Irish schools. Always changing and evolving, like our world, the Living Atlas contains information that impacts lives.

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Story Maps


Story Maps combine maps, images, videos and text to tell a story. The Story Map Gallery has thousands of Storymaps for use in the classroom and you can easily create you own. They are great for telling your fieldwork story or as teaching and learning aides.

Training & Support


We have a wide variety of training opportunities to learn about ArcGIS Online. Visit our HQ for training, try one of our online courses, join a MOOC or work through our classroom resources. There are also extensive help pages to support your use of ArcGIS Online.

THE SCIENCE OF WHERE

ArcGIS Online for Schools


The free and easy way to start teaching with GIS

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St Conleth’s Community College


Developing students’ critical thinking abilities

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St. Kevin’s College


Building skills for life through creative projects

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Methodist College Belfast


Opening the door to university and employment

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Presentation College Headford


Inspiring students through digital storytelling

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Free GIS for your School


ArcGIS for Schools provides totally free access to Esri’s Online Digital Mapping Platform (ArcGIS Online), for every primary and post primary school in Ireland and Northern Ireland. ArcGIS Online is a complete, cloud-based mapping platform that makes teaching with GIS easy. There is no install, you just need a browser to get started as ArcGIS Online works on PC’s, Mac’s and mobile devices.

The platform allows students to collect, analyse and visualise data on a wide range of topics. As well as teaching the skills and techniques required for working with GIS, the application enables new ways to study climate change, design cities and towns, explore demographics, understand history, predict future scenarios and perform many other cross-disciplinary activities.

Interactive project-based experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) supports STEM learning for students in course work, further education and life. It helps students to develop skills in key spatial analysis and critical thinking at a grassroots level by embedding technology & digital learning tools in the classroom.

We believe that over time, the ArcGIS for Schools Program will help our future decision makers to understand and solve some of the world’s most difficult problems while gaining an insight into the world of technology.

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Story Map

Explore our Story Map below to see what’s included in the free ArcGIS Online for Schools programme.

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Case Studies


Discover how schools are using GIS in their teaching to engage their students.

Professional Development


ArcGIS for Schools is so much more than the simple provision of free software. It is underpinned by a fully supported ecosystem consisting of hosted & managed infrastructure, local and global mapping data & content, lesson plans aligned to primary & post primary teaching and a GeoMentor program designed to connect geospatial (mapping) domain experts with teachers in local schools around the country. Key to the successful adoption of the programme is the provision of support for teachers through workshops, lesson plans aligned to the curriculum and a huge variety of online learning resources.

Events & Workshops

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Teaching Resources

Explore our wide range of free lessons, fun activities and step-by-step tutorials to engage your students with GIS.

Learning Services & Support

We have a wide variety of training opportunities to learn about ArcGIS Online. Visit our HQ for learning, try one of our online courses, join a MOOC or work through our classroom resources. There are also extensive help pages to support your use of ArcGIS Online.

GeoMentors

A growing network of GeoMentors are waiting to help you embed GIS lessons in your classroom. Find out how you can connect with a GeoMentor in your area.

ArcGIS for Schools Bundle


All primary and post-primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland have free access to ArcGIS for Schools. Learn more about some of the tools available in the ArcGIS for Schools program.

ArcGIS Online

Build maps, conduct spatial analyses, explore online content – from anywhere on any device.

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Survey123

Create responsive and interactive forms to use in the field and in the classroom.

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Story Maps

Search for, create, and use beautiful Story Maps to tell your story.

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