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Educator Spotlight: Connecting Across Cultures While Caring for the Planet

Mariano Zuk created an interdisciplinary unit for his kindergarten students with two main focuses: caring about the planet and collaborating with schools around the world. Among other hands-on projects, students created artwork, had a video call with an ocean expert, and co-created a story about Earth with classrooms around the world. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Connecting Across Cultures While Caring for the Planet

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A Curious Path

This post was written by Jenn Gilgan. Read our Educator Spotlight on Jenn here. During Tampa Bay’s Startup Week opening presentation, the speaker suggested that instead of following your passion, you should follow your curiosity. If you’re curious, you’re going to actively learn. I love being curious. I love to figure out how and why things work. I love making connections between two seemingly unrelated … Continue reading A Curious Path

Educator Spotlight: Curating Digital Museums Makes Geography Personal

Laura Krenicki’s sixth-graders examined the paths of people and objects. The class read a magazine article by Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Explorer, and participated in a live video event with him. Then, students curated and designed digital museums of objects and the stories they tell. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Curating Digital Museums Makes Geography Personal