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
It’s Geography Awareness Week and this year’s theme is “The Power of Maps.” At National Geographic, we like maps a lot, but for Juan Valdes, they are his life. Juan is the official geographer of the National Geographic Society. That means he is in charge of all things map-related. If we are talking about “The Power of Maps,” there is no one better to talk … Continue reading The #TeachNatGeo List: The Power of Maps
UNITED STATES NASA has announced that it is seeking new astronauts. Find out what you need to apply! (Washington Post) Do you really need five reasons why it’s awesome to be an astronaut? Here they are, in any case! (And it doesn’t even count having your poop become shooting stars!) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Learn more … Continue reading NASA Wants YOU!
BUSINESS Take a look at the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay, and satisfying work. Spoiler alert! No artists. No teachers. And no geographers. (CNN Money) Why isn’t “geographer” on that list?! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Before diving in to the list “top jobs,” consider the source of the information. What … Continue reading 100 Best Jobs in America
TECHNOLOGY A leader in the small but growing industry of “coder boot camps” announced plans to develop a new set of credentials aimed at certifying the skills these programs teach. (NPR) Use our resources to learn more about coding and why it’s so important to education. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Tech Industry Earns Some Cred