To share or not to share

To share with everyone, with a group, or not to share are considerations with all online media and maps are no exception. An ArcGIS Online account for schools offers all these options. Audience is the primary consideration in determining sharing privileges.

The Story Map Tour below is an example of an embedded Story Map. Since this map has been developed to be embedded in a website, the map has been shared with “everyone”. A stroll through Springfield Illinois’ Memorial Gardens in full fall splendor inspired this Story Map. This is a link to more information about embedding Story Maps:


Twitter users: I collected some great @EsriStoryMaps for education and would love to have more! Please share your favorites using #k12storymap.

AP Human Geography Conference 2016

Geography conferences are the best! Walking, observing, learning & sharing with awesome people who love geography and education made the Illinois AP Human Geography Conference top-notch!

For those educators at the conference, resources for the “Leveraging Online Mapping Resources to Enhance Learning” session are now posted: Thank you teachers for all you do for our students! They are our future! Go Teachers Go!

Free Online Atlas for AP Human Geography Classrooms

Thanks to the Illinois Geographic Alliance and Illinois State University, Illinois AP geography classrooms have a wonderful, interactive resource for exploring their home state. Lesson plans and detailed maps of boundaries, demographics, cities, Amtrak routes and much more are included on the Online Atlas of Illinois website. In addition, the Atlas is a superb example of an ArcGIS Online story map. Visit the following link to see for yourself!