Teachers, have you heard about the online, interactive, mapping platform ArcGIS Online? If not, visit ConnectEd Esri http://www.esri.com/connected to learn how ArcGIS can benefit your students! Also, on the website is an extensive collection of map-based activities (GeoInquiries) that you can use with your students out of the box! No log-in is required to get started.
While many features of ArcGIS Online are available without an account, to take full advantage, sign up for a free ArcGIS Online school account. Establishing a school account now will ensure that the online GIS mapping tools and organization is in place when your students walk through your door this fall! Best of all, there is still time for you to learn and get comfortable with these tools before school starts!
Here are some links to resources to help you get started:
ArcGIS Online Five by Five
Learn How to Make a Story Map
Esri GIS Education Community
Esri Training https://www.esri.com/training/