Did you know that schools in the state of MN can get a FREE site license for ESRI ArcGIS? Today (Friday) a couple of my teachers and I sat down with a rep from MDE and a GIS Analyst to discuss how we can adopt GIS (Geographic Information Systems) into our classrooms. I never realized how powerful mapping can be and how applicable it is across the disciplines! Check out this website (http://connected.esri.com/) to learn more how teachers and students are utlizing the tool! And they even have an iPad version/apps to support learning on the GO! You can also visit MDE’s website to learn more about the initiative.