ArcGIS Online as a tool to teach global, regional and local water resource issues to middle and high school teachers and students
Logan, J., and R. Hanahan.  2015.  Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the Tennessee Geographic Information Council., Burns, TN. Apr 21-23, 2015.

Abstract:
The Water Quality Forum in Knoxville/Knox County, TN sponsors an Americorps Water Quality team each year. These volunteers are assigned to middle and high schools across Knox County to teach and lead active learning experiences about water resources issues, especially those related to their local communities. ConnectED empowers teachers with the best technology and the training to make the most of it, and empowers students through individualized learning and rich, digital content such as free access to ArcGIS Online Organization accounts to every K-12 school provided by ESRI. We have developed an ArcGIS Online workshop using hydrology, topography, land use, and demographic information to teach engaging case studies about water resource issues at the global, regional, and local levels to the Americorps volunteers, students, teachers, parents, school administrators, and local community. Assessments are used to measure the success of the workshop and the future adaptation of ArcGIS online in the classroom. ArcGIS Online is a sophisticated yet easy to use tool for teachers and students to better understand water resource issues.