Story Maps 

Online U.S. School Competition

Step 1
Make an Organization Account with ArcGIS Online. Any U.S. K12 School (including public, non-public or home schools) can request an Organization account for free here.
Step 2
While you wait for your Esri Organization account to process, visit the Florida GoGreen Instruction Map and look over the Help Document to explore, discover, and brainstorm ideas for your local map entry. This is the perfect time to form questions about the map-making process, and to contact flgiscompetition@ispa.fsu.edu for any further assistance you may need.
Step 3
Start by creating your own map, then choose a Story Map Template to start developing your story, and share with the rest of the world!
Step 4
Fill out and submit an entry form (student to school, school to state). Schools determine the date of their own, school-wide competition on an individual basis. Students fill out the "Students To School" form to submit their project to the relevant school. Teachers at each school determine their top 5 entries. (They should be mindful of the scoring rubrics used at the state and national levels.) Once selected, teacher/s at each school may copy and paste information from the top 5 student entries into the "School To State" entry form, and submit to flgiscompetition@ispa.fsu.edu.
Step 5
Keep an eye out for the state and national winners to be announced on June 5th, 2017.
What is ArcGIS?
ArcGIS Online​ is a website tool used to make interactive maps in a fun, easy way. It is highly accessible for high school and middle school students, and aims to help young learners share and create maps about something in their home states.
What is a Story Map?
A Story Map is an interactive map that tells a story using images, videos and text. There are many forms a story map can take, including a Virtual Tour, a Journal, a Cascade and more!
How do I make a Story Map?
Templates for all kinds of story maps are readily available on the ArcGIS website. Along with single story maps, students can also use these templates to make a Map Series, Map Comparisons, or Crowdsourced Picture Maps - and even create their own!  Detailed instructions for how to make a map can be found below.
About the Competition.
Florida's ArcGIS Story Map competition challenges students to use the data and information from the Florida GoGreen Project to create their own local map. Eligibile students must be under the age of 19, registered in grades 4-12, and any school may submit a maximum of 5 entries total. All entries must be made with ArcGIS Online, and all participants must fill out an an entry form (student to school, school to state) before submission. Content of the maps must focus on material within Florida's state borders. All school submission forms must be sent to flgiscompetition@ispa.fsu.edu. The state submission deadline is May 19th, 2017. More details about entries, judging criteria and awards can be found here and here.

Create your very own Story Map using information and data from the Florida GoGreen Project.


Entries are closed!

Click the links below to contact the Florida Geographic Alliance and to find more opportunities near you.

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Congratulations to the top placing entries for the state of Florida 2017! 

Nikita PetlyakovAmerican Heritage School 
          Florida Go Green Story Map

Walker Snowden | Lincoln High School
          The Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway 

Chase WetheringtonGause Academy
          Polk County Going Green


Yixuan (Leo) LiAmerican Heritage School
          FL Go Green Starter Map - Leo Li


Griffin King & Aubrey Miller | Creekside High School
          Nutrient Levels in the St. Johns River 

Click below to see the National Rankings

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