Using GIS for Cross-disciplinary Education
Esri China (HK) has been invited by Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School to conduct a GIS workshop for teachers on 27 May 2021. The school has recently joined our Map in Learning (MiL) Program with a cloud-based learning GIS platform — ArcGIS Online which is offered for free to primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and Macao. The Vice Principal – Miss Shirley Leung considered that “GIS is a useful tool enabling students to learn not only the Matter of Where (Geography) but also the Matter of Time (history), and the Matter of People (Citizen & Social Development)”.
Shirley Leung, the Vice Principal of Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School, recognised that GIS is a useful tool to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
More than twenty teachers who are teaching various subjects participated in the workshop on the day to learn about using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Survey123 and ArcGIS StoryMaps. Teachers found the workshop useful as they could acquire more knowledge about mapping analytical tools for learning and teaching cross-disciplinary subjects.
Around twenty teachers participate in our GIS workshop through the MiL Program.
Followed with the teacher’s workshop, a school-based GIS Learning Workshop for Gifted Students which lasts for 4 half days was organized for higher form students to teach how to use spatial analytical tools and ArcGIS StoryMaps to analyze and map the historical buildings in the school’s neighborhood.
Higher form students learnt how to use ArcGIS Online to work on spatial analysis.
For some high caliber students, the school recommended them to join the “Little STEM Application Designer using CSDI” class offered by the Geospatial Lab to further enhance their geospatial knowhow.
Students visited in the newly opened Geospatial Lab to gain insights about Common Spatial Data Infrastructure.
The Vice Principal – Miss Shirley Leung considered that “GIS is a useful tool enabling students to learn not only the Matter of Where (Geography) but also the Matter of Time (history), and the Matter of People (Citizen & Social Development)”.
ArcGIS StoryMaps helps you to tell stunning stories with custom maps that inform and inspire. Esri China (HK) is now open for submission of remarkable StoryMaps produced by public. Our local Story Map Gallery showcases various eye-catching stories. Please don’t hesitate to send us your work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides, Esri China (HK) has been encouraging students studying at universities from Hong Kong to participate in the Esri Young Scholars Award (YSA) program held globally by Esri. 2022 Esri YSA Competition will be started soon. Fill in the form at https://bit.ly/3j9yUVW to receive updates for the competition.