ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS for Schools Bundle

All contest entrants must create their maps using ArcGIS Online organization account.
Any school, public or private, can apply for and receive a free Esri Mapping Software Bundle at
Included in the bundle is:

  • ArcGIS Online organizational and user accounts
  • Ready-to-use web and mobile apps
  • ArcGIS Community Analyst licenses
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced licenses

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Story Maps

Included in the ArcGIS Online platform are Story Maps, also known as apps. There are many Apps to choose from depending on the story you want to tell. For example swipe maps, may be used to compare and contrast maps; story map tours work well for showing the tourist destinations in a city and a map journal is perfect when in-depth narrative is required. A great example of an Illinois based story map, using the map journal format is Forests of Illinois 2015.

To learn more about making Story Maps visit "Story Map Resources" at:



Need some help to get started? Consider reaching out to the Geomentor Community.

"The AAG-Esri ConnectED GeoMentors Program is working to enhance GIS and geographic learning in US K-12 schools through the introduction of ArcGIS Online into classrooms across the country.  We welcome everyone from the broad GIS community, across all disciplines and sectors, to consider volunteering and help us build a nationwide network of GeoMentors to assist schools and teachers with their educational goals using GIS."