ConnectED Commitment by ESRI to Provide Free Educational Software to Every K-12 School in America
President Obama hosted the 2014 White House Science Fair on May 27 and celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition from across the country.
New partners stepping up in response to the President’s call to action. ConnectED Commitment by Esri to Provide Free Educational Software to Every K-12 School in America: In continuing its support of education, and in line with the President’s ConnectED vision of opening new opportunity through technology in the classroom, Esri will provide to every U.S. K-12 school in America free access to ArcGIS Online Organization accounts – the same GIS technology as used by government and business. These allow users to map and analyze data, create and share content, and collaborate in the cloud — via computers, tablets, or smartphones, anytime, anywhere connected. This commitment expands on Esri’s successfully program in pilot schools at all levels across the country, and will allow students to do projects of unlimited content, from global to local, building community, as well as knowledge and skills for college and career. Click here for more information.