GIS for schools

Give your students the geographic advantage

GIS for schools provides students with the skills necessary for critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making.

Start using GIS in your classroom with our range of learning materials, or request a free ArcGIS Online Account for your school.

Benefits of GIS for Schools:

  • Better problem solving — smart maps allow students to improve their decision making by performing better analysis and interpretation
  • Improved communication — using spatial technology improves computer literacy and encourages clearer communication of complex ideas
  • Meaningful field data — enhance your excursion by using a range of web apps to record, interpret and share field work
  • 21st century skills – GIS and spatial analysis improve essential skills to prepare students for the job market

Learning materials

Spatial Activities are easy to use, curriculum-linked instructional materials to guide Australian educators through teaching with GIS. They require no logins or installation, and are device neutral.

Biomes, Biodiversity and Deforestation

Biomes, Biodiversity and Deforestation

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Introduction to the Murray-Darling Basin

Introduction to the Murray-Darling Basin

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Plate tectonics and earthquakes

Plate tectonics and earthquakes

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Megacities and urban sprawl

Megacities and urban sprawl

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Ecosystem Dependence

Ecosystem Dependence

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Volcanoes and plate boundaries

Volcanoes and plate boundaries

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Making mountains

Making mountains

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Species diversity

Species diversity

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Resource consumption and development

Resource consumption and development

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Growth and population pyramids

Growth and population pyramids

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Liveability in Australian cities

Liveability in Australian cities

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Slowing malaria

Slowing malaria

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

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The American Civil War

The American Civil War

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Request a free ArcGIS Online account for your school or call 1300 635 196 to discuss your options with an Esri Australia education specialist.